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Railways to speed up trains

Considering the massive cost of running bullet trains, the Railways has decided to move step-by-step, by taking up the task of upgrading speeds of existing trains to 160-200kmph. The Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) is working on a project to raise the speed on Delhi-Agra section to 160kmph and bring down the journey time from 130 minutes to less than ...

Glow-in-the-dark marks replace streetlights on Dutch Highway

These glow-in-the-dark road markings aren’t just pretty — they save money and energy, too. These luminescent strips replaced streetlights on a 0.3-mile stretch of highway in the Netherlands, part of an experiment that might change the way roads are illuminated across the globe. The roads markings, which went into effect Sunday night, might even one day be able to include ...

Chicago testing mobile parking app

A new cell phone app which would allow Chicago drivers to pay for a parking meter — or add time to avoid a ticket — is undergone a test drive in a three week pilot programme in West Loop, west of the Loop, Chicago’s central business district. The app – ParkChicago – has been developed by the company Chicago Parking ...

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2015

The stage is already set for the fourth edition of TrafficInfraTech Expo scheduled to be held from January 15-17, in New Delhi. With many companies which participated in 2013 Expo already booking their positions, the pace of the forthcoming show is on the fast track. The third edition had quality trade visitors and the exhibitors were happy with the business ...

Intertraffic, Amsterdam

As with the previous editions, this year too (March 25- 28), Intertraffic has had multiple halls crammed with latest traffic technologies & products from a large number of exhibitors and business visitors. The central theme of the Show?Smart Mobility?focused on urban accessibility and traffic flow. The highlight of the event has been the Innovation Awards for categories like Parking, ITS, ...

Are India’s popular small cars unsafe?

India is now the sixth largest in the world for the production and sale of passenger cars. India could become the world?s third largest market by 2020. However, unlike most other major car producing nations, India does not yet require its vehicles to meet the United Nation?s minimum crash test standards and does not have a New Car Assessment Programme ...

Charge New York? to install 360 charging stations

The state of New York has unveiled ?Charge New York?, an initiative under which about 360 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles will be installed across the state in the first phase. The initiative plans to take this number up to 3,000 public and workplace charging stations throughout New York over a period of five ...

PPP projects to become more flexible

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is considering giving more powers to lenders to revive interest among investors in public-private partnership (PPP) based road and highway projects. An example of this is the proposal to modify the Model Concession Agreement (MCA) for the road sector such that lenders can petition replacement of a concessionaire if it fails to meet ...

Thane gets India?s first RFID based ETC system

India?s first interoperable RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) based electronic toll collection system has been launched in Thane, Maharashtra on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway. The electronic toll collection (ETC) system enables payment without the need for vehicles to stop for the toll collection, and also allows traffic monitoring. Motorists can create a pre-paid toll account online and are given RFID tags ...

Mumbai may get air-conditioned trains

Mumbai may soon get air-conditioned trains on the suburban section. The Railways has been holding discussions with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Dutch technical consulting firm Structon Rail and the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) on the matter. Surveys conducted by the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation have shown commuters favouring the introduction of air-conditioned trains. BHEL is expected to ...