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FASTag lane at toll booths operational from today

Starting from today, toll plazas across country will have one dedicated FASTag lane. The FASTag, an RFID tag, will be available both online and offline through banks and Common Service Centres. Two mobile applications were also launched by NHAI in the month of August for ease of obtaining FASTags. The government has also mandated that new vehicles being sold with ...

DDA to decongest roads and build Integrated Passenger terminals

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) plans to construct elevated roads and upgrade existing roads to provide seamless connectivity in the city without passing through the inner roads of Delhi. This would help decongest some of the critical roads in the city – Urban Extension Road-II, extension of Chattarpur & Mandi Road, Dwarka Expressway and new connections from Noida and Faridabad. ...

IRD installs WIM@Toll™ in Mongolia

International Road Dynamics Inc (IRD) recently installed its weigh-in-motion system WIM@Toll at toll plazas along the Tavan Tolgoi – Gashuun Sukhait toll road in Mongolia. The road is a crucial route that facilitates the development and expansion of mining in the high quality coal deposit areas of the Gobi region. The WIM@Toll system uses IRD’s Slow Speed Weigh-In-Motion (SSWIM) scales ...

MoRTH to award 4,000km of road projects

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) plans to award about 4,000km of road construction projects in the current fiscal year through the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) mode. Of this the Ministry has already invited bids for about 2650 km of projects. The developers will be finalised and selected on a generic basis, valid to bid for all ...

3M installs multi-protocol reader

Ambassador Bridge, an important international bridge connecting Windsor, Ontario in Canada to Detroit, Michigan, has installed 3M’s newly introduced 3MID6204 Multiprotocal Reader. The ID6204 can read all six tolling protocols used in North America – ISO 18000-6C, ISO 18000-6B, ISO10374, CalTrans Title-21, ASTMv6 and PS111 (IAG). This ensures seamless operations with tags of any type used on customer vehicles. The ...

KSRTC launches longest Volvo bus

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has introduced a 14.5 metre long Volvo multi-axle air-conditioned bus, the longest in the country. The Volvo 9400PX is built on the new light-weight Volvo PX platform, which provides better ability to tackle steeper grades, and also has better acceleration, enhanced stability & larger luggage space. The bus has been initially been launched ...

BRTS for Mumbai

The Brhanmumbai Municipal Corporation has submitted a proposal to implement Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) on a pilot basis on the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road. The BRTS will run on the service road of the Link Road, acting as a separate route for public transport. The service road will be widened and improved using cement and concrete for the BRTS implementation. ...

Ingal Civil develops new guardrail barrier

Australia based crash barrier manufacturer Ingal Civil Products has developed a new steel guardrail barrier Ezy-Guard that provides improved safety for motorists. An Ezy-Carriage secures the w-beam rails to the posts and avoids the need for blocking pieces and rail stiffening plates. This results in smoother containment and redirection of vehicles during crashes and a soft ride-down for vehicle occupants. ...

Hindalco to invest Rs.10,000 crore

Hindalco Industries Limited is set to invest about Rs. 10,000 cr in its greenfield as well as brownfield projects. It is setting up an automotive sheet finishing plant in China while it will also be expanding its plants in Brazil, China and the US. Novelis Inc, a subsidiary of Hindalco, has made significant investments in recycling facilities in South America ...

Nineteen cities may get Metro

The Union government is planning to introduce metro rail transport in 19 cities with a population of over two million. Detailed project reports (DPRs) have been prepared for twelve cities while they are being prepared for the remaining seven cities. The Centre would also provide support for Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) projects in 11 cities with a network of more ...