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Second Ford Plant in Gujarat

Ford India will set up its second manufacturing plant at Sanand, Gujarat with an investment of र40,000 crore. The plant, to be located on a 400 acre plot with an ancillary park on an adjacent land, will have stamping, body, paint and assembly operations for vehicle manufacturing, plus machining and assembly operations for engine manufacturing. The vehicle manufacturing plant will ...

Delhi Metro collects fine for spitting

In a bid to maintain the high standard of cleanliness at Delhi Metro, the Metro has been imposing fines on commuters spitting at the Metro station. The initiative to collect fines was prompted by the fact that repeated attempts by Metro authorities to dissuade commuters to not spit by putting up display boards and making announcements did not bear fruit. ...

JICA to fund Delhi Metro phase III

Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) will fund Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 project beginning December this year. The 105km long Phase 3 will cost `32,000 crore and will have a debt-equity ratio of 60:40. This means that the Delhi government and the Central government will contribute 30% each while the rest will be raised by soft loans provided by the JICA. ...

Thane to get FOBs with escalators

Thane will become the first city in Maharashtra to get foot-over-bridges (FOBs) with escalators if things go as per the plan of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). The FOBs, to be built along the Ghodbunder Road, have been a long-standing demand of the residents of the area as the area has been plagued by a high rate of ...

SITA Reaches Two Million-Message Milestone

SITA, the leading air transport specialist, has reached a landmark of two million messages per day sent by more than 10,000 aviation users, air traffic controllers, airline operation centres and air and engine manufacturers using its services. The ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting system) messages, sent through SITA, and supported by data link processing centres in Montreal and Singapore ...

FHWA funds research into innovative bridge materials

Faced with an ageing transportation infrastructure, the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has set up a $417 million grant to fund research into novel and innovative materials for building bridges and other infrastructure. Nearly all the US states have applied for the federal funding with the funding requests adding up to $13 billion – about 30 times the funds available. ...

MMRDA moots mega road widening and flyover project

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will implement a र11,000 crore project to widen roads and build new flyovers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. As a part of the project, five flyovers will be constructed – two in Thane, two in Kalyan, and one in Bhiwandi. The Arnala-Virar-Kaner-Shirsad-Ambadi State Road, the Padgha-Vishind Road, the Kalyan-Badlapur-Karjat-Hal Phata State Road and ...

AFCONS to build Bahrain Highway Interchange

AFCONS Infrastructure has bagged a $66.3 million contract from the Bahrain government to construct a three-level highway interchange with a two-lane flyover, and a tunnel with three lanes in each direction. The interchange, which will be built between King Fahd Causeway and Khaifa bin Salman Port, is expected to ease traffic congestion considerably when it opens in 28 months.

InTranSe 2011 held at IIT Bombay

C-DAC– Thiruvananthapuram and IIT Bombay organised the Second International Conference on International Transportation Systems (InTranSe 2011) at IIT Bombay recently. Prof H P Khincha, Chairman, National Steering Committee, ITS Project delivered the keynote address while Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay, gave the presidential address. T K Sarkar, Group Coordinator (R&DE), DIT and Rajat Moona, Director General, CDAC were felicitated on ...

GPS proposed for Delhi auto-rickshaws

The Delhi government has proposed installing of global positioning systems (GPS) on all auto-rickshaws in New Delhi. The move would help traffic authorities track and prosecute rickshaw drivers who refuse to ply their vehicle when commuters request to be taken to certain destinations, and those who overcharge passengers, often taking long and circuititious routes. To improve passengers’ security, a panic ...