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Chandigarh drafts EV Policy

To cater to the rising interest in electric mobility across India, Chandigarh administration has chalked out a draft Electric Vehicle Policy. Chandigarh has the highest density of vehicles in India with appx 1.2 million vehicles taking to the streets daily. The emissions from these are impacting the Union Territory’s air quality. As per a proposal by the Ministry of Urban ...

Hikvision’s IP Surveillance Solution Secures Indofil Plant

Hikvision provided a robust IP Video Surveillance Solution to Indofil’s Dahej Plant by doing elaborate planning and sleek execution Indofil Industries Limited, a part of the KK Modi group, has a very strong domestic base and a well-recognized international presence. Both the businesses — agricultural chemicals and specialty and performance chemicals — 8877 are poised for much faster growth through ...

Transjakarta: A Study in Success

In January 2019, Transjakarta celebrated its 15th anniversary as the first BRT in South East Asia. Within 15 years, Transjakarta has become the longest BRT in the world and now boasts a daily ridership of 800,000 people. Its popularity and network are still growing. To date, Transjakarta is the longest BRT in the world – spanning nearly 244 km, serving ...

Pimpri-Chinchwad Smart City Strengthening Public Transport

Can you take us through the present status of the Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City project? Two projects are being implemented under the Smart City Mission where the civic body has not spent any money. One project is setting up of solar rooftop plants on the civic-run Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial (YCM) hospital in Pimpri and another is water treatment plants in ...

Automated Parking for Bengaluru airport

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) at Bengaluru will soon have a remote car parking facility for taxis, fitted with automatic ticketdispensing towers and boom barriers with radio-frequency identification technology (RIFD). The parking facility will be with a capacity of more than 1,600 taxis. Additionally, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which operates KIA, has issued a RFQ (request for quotation) ...

Vigilance and monitoring beefed up on Highways

The Ministry of Road Transport in a first has planned to have an initiative to monitor violations of traffic rules on national highways. Mobile teams of ex-defence personnel armed with body-cameras will be deployed by the ministry followed by installation of CCTV cameras on 11 highway stretches in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. The deployed personnel will patrol ...

Google Maps launch special feature

Google Maps has launched “Stay Safer”, an Indian feature that would alert Android users travelling in public vehicles like taxis or auto rickshaws if their drivers deviate more than 0.5km from the suggested route on Google Maps. The users’ phones would buzz with a prominent notification which they would be able to tap on and see where they are compared ...

New approach for lane discipline

Instead of fining heavy motor vehicle (HMV) drivers for not following lane discipline on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the Highway Safety Patrol (HSP) will stop vehicles at safe locations and educate the drivers about the risks involved in driving in the first lane. HMVs on the Expressway must ply in the third lane. The lane cutting fine was increased to Rs 1,200 ...

Compact Radar System for cars

Continental, one of the prominent technology companies has recently unveiled a compact radar system for passenger cars. The new, short-range radar operates within high-resolution 77 Gigahertz (GHz) range which helps in detecting the environment at a much higher resolution and level of accuracy will replace the the 24 GHz technology currently at use. The company has enhanced the integration density ...

Improving Road Safety through Smart Data

In a recent data released by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) reveals that, India had lost 1,47,913 people to road crashes in 2017, of which 48,764 were on two-wheelers, 26,869 were car crash victims, 20,457 were pedestrians deaths, and 3,559 were cyclists. This roughly amounts to an average of over 400 deaths every day on Indian roads. Over ...