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NSCBI Airport being modernized

By August 2011, Kolkata would be the proud owner of a state-of-the-art airport – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI). The existing airport is being modernised as a world class airport with improved infrastructure and increased capacity and better facilities for passengers. As gateway to Eastern India, the airport faced immense traffic rush to and from ASEAN countries and ...

Runway Bridge on river Adyar at Chennai

A first-of-its-kind bridge over runway is being constructed over Adyar river at Chennai to facilitate the extension of the secondary runway to facilitate the extension of the secondary runway over it to the other side of the river. The bridge can withstand the load and landing of a long and wide aircraft like an A-380. This amazing feat is being ...

In pursuance of Zero

Vision Zero Academy of Sweden will facilitate the successful implementation of Vision Zero which is expected to become a major road safety policy all over the world

Interview with: Harish Baijal, A crusade against drunk-driving The Mumbai Experiment

Early 2008, on testing positive for drunk driving at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, an investment banker threw notes worth Rs 2000 on the traffic constable who had apprehended him. Harish Baijal, the then Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), was so miffed with the audacity of the Honda Accord owner that he personally argued the case in court resulting in the ...

Hybrid car that runs at 140kmph in 10 seconds

Spanish company TECNALIA (The Tecnalia Technological Corporation) recently presented its experimental vehicle DYNACAR®— an electric car that can reach a speed of 140 kilometres per hour in 10 seconds. TECNALIA had been working on enhanced configuration and virtual evaluation tools that enable the development and integration of new solutions for hybrid and fully electric vehicles since the last five years. ...

Road Safety in a new light

3M's retroreflective sheeting technology has transformed the science of light reflectivity on the roads and plays a significant role in road safety.

Road safety message via films at cinema halls

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made it mandatory for cinema hall management to screen a few short films on road safety before showing the feature films. The three-minute films on various subjects dealing with road safety are made by the Indian chapter of International Road Federation (IRF), a Geneva-based forum that advocates better and safer roads, and NDTV. ...

Travel on Expressways to get easy

As road transport will play a significant role in sustaining the economic momentum of the country, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has prepared a master plan for the development of Expressways Network. As per the plan, based on financial viability, relative traffic intensity along with various corridor segments, network comprehensiveness, connectivity and relative economic potential, the expressway ...

Korean High-Speed Trains

Equipped with Westcode Semiconductors’ insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) and high-power fast recovery diode technology, a new high speed train in Korea – Korail – will be able to run at a speed of 330kmph with a 0-300kmph acceleration time of 316 seconds. The technology, developed in collaboration with Hyundai Heavy Industry for Korea’s national train operator, Korail also features ...