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New Bridge extension solves Common Design Challenges

Trimble recently introduced Tekla Bridge Creator, a new extension for Tekla Structures Building Information Model (BIM) software that integrates the complete bridge design workflow from design geometry to constructible modelling and detailing. This new solution expands upon Trimble’s Constructible Process, an innovative approach for enabling the digital transformation of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) workflows. By adding the Bridge Creator ...

Bringing in Hot in Place Recycling Technology

After having introduced the micro surfacing and Cold in Place technology for maintenance of roads in India, Elsamex, a Spanish company acquired by IL&FS, is bringing the Hot in Place technology. In an interview with TrafficInfraTech, MB Bajulge, Managing Director, Elsamex Maintenance Services Ltd gives details about the various technologies. Elsamex is mainly into maintenance of roads & toll collection ...

Driving License & Vehicle Registration

The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 is the principal Act for regulating all the activities related to Motor Vehicles in the country. It has been amended four times i.e. in the year 1994,2000, 2001 and 2015 to adapt it to the technological upgradation emerging in road transport, passenger, freight movement and in motor vehicle management. Many provisions of the Act either have ...

Hike in road transportation services

The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has notified higher charges for services provided by regional transport offices such as driving licence, learner’s licence, driving permit, driving school licence renewal fee, and three-wheeler registration. The move will help states shore up the cost of running these services. It will also bring uniformity among States on various fees and taxes on road ...

Pod taxi experiments

NITI Aayog panel has cleared a government proposal to test three rapid transport systems using pod cars— futuristic, driverless vehicles that run along a pre-determined course. The three companies that have won approval are: Ultra Global PRT, skyTran, a company created by the US space agency Nasa, and Metrino PRT, which has formed joint ventures with Indian companies. The pod ...

Connaught Place to go vehicle-free

It is reported that the middle and inner circle roads of Delhi’s Connaught Place will be made vehicle-free for three months, as part of a pilot smart city project starting from February. Traffic will be barred on these roads as part of “pedestrianisation” of the area. Union Minister for Urban Development, Venkaiah Naidu is also considering feasibility of “developing water ...

Driverless buses on Indian roads

Tata Motors has begun trials for driverless buses at its Pune campus, where a fullfledged bus has been plying on a fixed route, without any human intervention, for two months. Sensors have been placed at simulated bus stops, and the bus slows as it approaches them. It stops to allow passengers to board and alight and then continues its journey. ...

Expressway to have gantry-based tolling

By the end of 2017, Motorists will soon be able to zip through expressways, as the government is planning to install advanced gantry-based tolling systems which will do away with the need for toll booths. A fee will be deducted from a motorist’s prepaid account when the vehicle crosses an electronic beam stretching across the road. The move will help ...

NCRTC gets Logo

National Capital Region Transport Corporation, mandated with the responsibility of executing the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in National Capital Region has got a logo and Tagline highlighting the vision of ‘Gati Se Pragati’ (Progress with Speed). On completion, RRTS will significantly reduce the travel time between important NCR towns. RRTS consists of three corridors viz., Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat ...

Centre agrees to set up 100 driving centres in MP to generate employment

The Centre has accepted Madhya Pradesh government’s proposal to set up 100 driving training centres to generate employment in economically backward areas of the state, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced. The driving centres would come up in tribal dominated and backward areas and will be equipped with courses related to automobile sector.