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Micro-surfacing for Highways

The Ministry has urged engineers and implementing agencies of national highways to adopt micro-surfacing for repairs and maintenance to improve skid resistance, surface durability, seal fine and medium cracks. It is applied when structurally sound pavement surface shows signs of premature ageing, aggregate loss, cracking, and high degree of polishing among others. The ministry has decided that microsurfacing may be ...

Gandhinagar railway station to get facelift

The Gujarat government has decided to redevelop the Gandhinagar Railway Station at a cost of Rs 250Cr. As part of the redevelopment, there is a plan to build a five-star hotel on top of the railway station to accommodate delegates coming here to attend the Vibrant Summits held every two years. The station is being developed through the SPV between ...

Street Lights replaced in the SDM Corporation area

Union Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal dedicated the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), currently running in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area, to the Nation. It is the World’s Largest Street Light Replacement Programme, being implemented by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Ministry of Power. SLNP programme ...

Understanding Urban Mobility Strategies for Smart Cities

There has been a substantial increase in the use of personalized transportation modes in the last decade during which the cost of travel had increased considerably. While population of six major metropolises in India increased by 1.9 times during 1981 to 2001, the number of motor vehicles went up by over 7.75 times during the same period (Ministry of Urban ...

India and Italy to co-operate on railway

The Ministry of Railways has entered a memorandum of understanding with the Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane (FS Italian Railways) to address safety issues with the help of technology Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed the Railway Board to collaborate with the international experts on this subject and identify the best practices in this field. Currently, the company is working on ...

ECONOMIC LOSS AND COST INVOLVEMENT DUE TO Road Traffic Accidents in India

Studies of the relationship between gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, growth of motor vehicles and road fatalities, have shown that fatality rates increase as GDP increases at relatively low levels of GDP per capita, but then start to decline with continued GDP growth. National estimates have illustrated that road traffic crashes cost countries more than 1-3% of their gross ...

Aussie aid in Traffic Management System

Australia will explore the areas of cooperation in Road Safety and Traffic Management in India, especially in Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Core Road Development project has been undertaken with the help of private players and multi-lateral funding agencies, particularly the World Bank. Australian expert Martin was in India to look at traffic and road safety-related issues of both rural and ...

The Pune Metro is Here!

Just a few years ago, there was a raging debate against the Metro, as it was felt by many, that it may be an unnecessary expense for a city. Particularly, it was felt that the city should first establish a good bus service, after which higher order transportation solutions can be invested in. But the unprecedented rate of growth of ...

CYBER SECURITY in a transport revolution

The future isn’t just an extension of the current issues. As demands for integrating technology into mobility become insatiable, Intelligent Mobility will be a whole different proposition to securing current transport systems. It is one that we need to understand quickly if we are to remain safe. This proposition is characterised by the following elements: Deep levels of integration across ...

S Korea to improve highway tolling system, lessen traffic

South Korea will further improve its automatic tolling system on major expressways as a way of reducing traffic congestion. The new and improved tolling system will be built around the existing Hi-Pass system, but without the large tolling booths that inevitably create a narrow passage for cars. Currently, drivers using the automatic tolling system are required to greatly reduce their ...