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Railway stations to be re-developed with airport-like amenities by 2020

The government has set a 2020 deadline to redevelop 10 railway stations into world class smart facilities with airport-like amenities at a cost of Rs 5,000Cr. The redevelopment of stations will be carried out under a self-financing model through land monetisation by state-run NBCC. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Rail Land Development Authority and NBCC for ...

Akhilesh Yadav’s dream project – UP 100 launched with Barco Video wall

Barco, a global leader in networked control room visualization solutions, has delivered an advanced video wall solution that empowers Uttar Pradesh Police to reduce crimes and reach to incidents within few minutes. The solution comprising of 180 Barco rear-projection LED cubes in multiple configurations at Lucknow Centre will enable local responders across the State of Uttar Pradesh to offer aid ...

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2013 opens in Delhi

The third edition of TrafficInfraTech Expo, India?s premiere integrated, international 3-day Show on traffic opened to a grand welcome at the NSCI Exhibition Complex in New Delhi on Nov 21. The Show was inaugurated by Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Union Ministry of Urban Development while D. Deepti Vilasa, Vice-Chairman, Delhi Development Authority, S. Gangopadhyay, Director, Central Road Research Institute and Munir ...

Union Minister Oscar Fernandes visits TrafficInfraTech Expo

Oscar Fernandes, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways visited the ongoing TrafficInfraTech Expo 2013 on day two and had an extensive tour of the various exhibitors? stalls at the show. His presence added vibrancy and excitement among the exhibitors and visitors alike as he interacted with everyone. The Minister was impressed with the new technologies on display at the ...

BRTS and ITS Seminars enrich TrafficInfraTech Expo

The other highlight of the second day was the seminars on two topics that are of crucial importance to India?s traffic industry. Both the sessions provided a unique platform for traffic experts as well as system providers to interact and share knowledge. The seminar on Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRTS) in the morning saw presence of eminent speakers like Prof. ...

Distinguished visitors grace TrafficInfraTech Expo

The ongoing TrafficInfraTech Expo 2013 saw many eminent professionals and officials from the traffic industry visiting the Show. Taj Hassan, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Delhi Police who graced the event on its opening day as a speaker in one of the seminars also visited the exhibition and praised the organizers for putting up such an informative show. He said, ...

Flagging Off by Anil Shukla, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Delhi

IJS Electronics, one of the exhibitors at TrafficInfraTech show, introduced the service vehicle for on road emergency services to the traffic police and other departments using company?s highway patrol vehicles. The mini van equipped with spare parts and repair kit was flagged off by Anil Shukla at the event. Commenting on the need of such products he said, ?The service ...

Roads & Highways:Hurdles and Solutions…

During 2012-13, there has been a general economic slowdown, and this, along with other external factors, adversely affected the performance of Highway projects in India. Out of total targeted award of 8,100km, NHAI could award only 1,116km of NHDP projects. However the performance on the construction front was much better ? against a target of 3000km, 2702km was achieved. In the year 2011-12, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways was able to award only 1,933km of projects as against the target of 9,500km. The Ministry has made sustained efforts to identify the issues ? delay in land acquisition, environment and forest clearances, shortage of equity, management of contracts etc ? that affected the performance of the highways sector and worked out some solutions. The following article by Vijay Chhibber, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, gives an overview of the Indian Highways and the measures taken by the Ministry to speed up the road building activity.

…Hurdles in Highway Construction: The PPP Perspective

While elaborating on the hurdles in and solution for highway construction, Sudhir Hoshing, CEO (Roads), Reliance Infrastructure, says that in the true spirit of Public Private Partnership, risks and rewards need to be shared by both the parties for ensuring effective implementation. Reliance Infrastructure has a portfolio of 11 road projects in six states, with a total length of 968km.

Railway Board Chairman

The Railways recently appointed Arunendra Kumar as the new Chairman of the Railway Board. Kumar, who is a Member Mechanical of the board, had also been holding additional charge of Chairman since June 30