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ELECTRIC VEHICLES An Indian Perspective

 EVs have had a chequered history. They were among the earliest forms of automobile technology to be invented in the mid-1800’s. However, for most of 20th century, they were considered niche technologies incapable of mainstream use. A decade ago, there were hardly any global automobile manufacturers (OEMs) investing in plug-in EVs. But today, almost every major OEM is investing in ...

CCTV Camera & Traffic Management

As India gear towards making the Smart Cities mission a reality, there is an urgent need to prioritise the needs of individual cities and form a development plans. Although there are various model cities around the world, India will have to shape its own unique smart cities, considering its strengths and weaknesses. How smartly we build, manage and operate our ...

Spatial technology for managing NHs

NHAI has signed Memorandum of Understanding with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) under Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and North East Centre for Technology Application and Research (NECTAR) for use of spatial technology for monitoring and managing National Highways. The use of satellite data and geospatial technology will be useful in providing inputs in highway and infrastructure projects for preparation ...

Electrifying the Road Network

The recent United Nations COP21 climate change summit in Paris highlighted the need to cut greenhouse gasses, such as CO2, by as much as 80% in many countries by 2020. But the problem is not just constrained to developed countries. Some cities in developing countries are regularly suffering air pollution levels that cause schools to close and days of work ...

Urban Electric Mobility Initiative of UN-Habitat

How can reduction in Global Transportation emissions, as well as local pollutants, and improved road safety be achieved while also ensuring better mobility and economic growth in cities around the world? Dr Kulwant Singh, Advisor, Urban Basic Services, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), explains. Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) aims at contributing significantly to the overall goal of limiting ...

Lucknow Metro to take off

The 23km long Lucknow metro project – from Chowdhary Charan Singh airport to Munshipulia crossing – in phase 1A project will have 22 stations, 19 elevated and three underground. The total cost of the project is pegged at ` 6,928Cr. Almost 60% funding will come from European Investment Bank (EIB). Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation has announced that it has completed ...

Wi-Fi in railway stations

RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RCIL) under the Railway Ministry had signed an agreement with Mahataa Information India Pvt Ltd (MIIPL), a subsidiary of Google Inc to provide Wi-Fi facility at 400 railway stations in two phases. Non-suburban stations with an annual passenger earning of more than Rs 60Cr are categorised as A1 stations. Phase one will cover 100 of ...

30 water ports on the Ganga

The government is setting up 30 water ports on the Ganga as inland waterways will be a “game- changer” for increasing exports and reducing cost of goods as well as passenger traffic. Developing waterways are very important for India as only 3.50% of goods & passenger traffic is on water. In China it is 47%, in Korea it is 43% ...

Buying used cars made easy

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has introduced a system by which one can check the complete history of a car by sending an SMS to 7738299899, a helpline number. The helpline number can be used by the government authorities as well, who sometimes struggle to find the details of a particular car. The number combined with a new ...

Bus Shelters in Noida

Noida’s roads will soon undergo a major face lift. Modern bus queue shelters and tech-savvy public conveniences will soon form part of the city’s street-scape. Tenders for 90 modern bus queue shelters have been initiated. The project has been vetted by IIT-Delhi. The shelter will be disabled friendly and have provision for lighting and branding. Being done in a big ...