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Tuesday , 28 May 2024

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Road Safety Initiatives

Maharashtra traffic police will soon be armed with high-tech equipment to tackle cases of drink driving and speeding. The department will get 32 vehicles, 90 speed guns, 658 breath analysers (alco-meters), 2,070 body-worn cameras and 425 car dashboard cameras, among other. The speed guns and alco-meters will be used on the state highway and expressways, along with Mumbai and other ...

Olectra BYD buses in Delhi

After Himachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Kerala and Telangana, the state government of Delhi has initiated the trials of zero emission and noise- free Olectra-BYD’s 12meter electric bus – eBuzz K9 with a 35+1 (driver) seating capacity.The buses are designed and manufactured under a strategic tie-up between Olectra Greentech and Chinese auto major BYD Auto Industry. The eBuzz K9 model is driven ...

Infrastructure projects for Goa

Among the Infrastructure projects of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) is a multi-purpose bus stand at Margao along with five other bus stands at various locations in the state. The new project will be spread across 10,000sqm land that will be taken from Goa State Urban Development Agency. Proposals for bus stands at Panaji, Mapusa, Bicholim, Curchorem and Sakhali ...

Live-monitoring of toll gates by NHAI

Struggling to deal with congestion at toll plazas on national highways, NHAI has now resorted to technology. It will put a cloud-based system for live-monitoring of traffic choked toll gates and send automatic alerts via SMS, calls & email to officials concerned so that immediate action can be taken. A centralised system will help the NHAI personnel monitor the ground ...

Delhi to modernise seven bus depots

The Delhi government is planning to upgrade its three existing bus terminals and coming up with four new bus terminals offering a world-class experience with an array of civic facilities — beginning from cloak room & waiting areas to automated water dispensing units, toilets, kiosks for payment of utility bills and para-transit services. The other features will be facilitated like ...

Awareness drive on e-payment

A sensitization programme on cashless payment at RTOs organized by the road transport officials in Madurai city was attended by a good number of people. So far, the e-payment was provided as an option to pay fee for various services. Starting from the new year, payment is accepted online only. It applies for all services including application for licences, permits, ...

Pavements get stencil-concrete cover

Soon, pavements in Mumbai will have a new look with stencil concrete cover, replacing paver blocks. According to BMC officials, the concrete footpath is less expensive compared to paver blocks and easy to maintain. There is more to make footpaths pedestrian-friendly and free of encroachments.

Two laning of Mughal Road

A joint venture formed by the New Delhi based Rodic Consultants Private Limited and the Pune-based Monarch Surveyors and Engineering Consultants Private Limited has been finalised by NHIDCL to render consultation on the preconstruction works. The proposed two-laning of Mughal Road that connects Kashmir Valley with Pir Panchal region of Jammu province. Declaring the Mughal Road as “National Highway” and ...

Women-only taxi service at Bengaluru Airport

Special cabs driven by women were recently launched at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport). Aimed at strengthening safety and security for women passengers, the facility was introduced by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation and Bangalore International Airport Limited. The women drivers will be fluent in multiple languages, well versed with local areas and trained in self-defense tactics. ...

FASTag cards for petrol, toll and parking fee…

To ensure faster roll-out of electronic toll collection across the country, FASTags would soon be available at petrol pumps and later, these might be used as cards for buying petrol and paying parking fees. Launching bank-neutral FASTags issued by IHMCL, these will be available at 50 select petrol pumps initially and the number would be increased to 100 by the ...