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Ahmedabad to get Intelligent Traffic System by October

Come October, the 132 feet road in Ahmedabad will see the pilot Intelligent Transport System (ITS) project for a cost of about $1 million. Zero-Sum ITS, a traffic management firm, has formed a consortium with Nagoya Electric Works Ltd (with funding from Japan International Corporation Agency) (JICA) for implementing the pilot ITS (comprising of four VMS boards and 14 Cameras) ...

Trafficinfratech Expo & Parking Infratech Expo 2015

With the exhibition space for both Trafficinfratech Expo and Parking Infratech Expo getting filled up fast, the stage is all set for the 4th International TrafficInfratech Expo being held from January 7-9, 2015 in New Delhi. Enquiries and pre-registrations from around the country and abroad indicate that the event is going to be fruitful to the traffic industry and the ...

Barco India displays all-in-one solutions at Partner Meeting (PIC)

Barco India organized its second annual Partner Meeting from September 5-6, 2014 at the Clarks Exotica Resort & Spa in Bangalore. More than 80 current and prospective Barco-partners from all over India gathered to catch a glimpse of the latest innovations in no-gap video wall technology, smooth collaboration solutions, interactive imaging and cutting-edge projection. Innovative collaboration Last year, the debut ...

Raising Train speeds

The Railway Ministry has decided to raise train speeds to 160-200kmph over nine routes: Delhi-Agra, Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Kanpur, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Mumbai-Goa, Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai, Chennai-Hyderabad, Nagpur-Bilaspur and Nagpur-Secunderabad. Trial runs at 160kmph have already been successfully conducted on the Shatabdi Express and similar trains on the Delhi-Agra route. The trials checked parameters related to safety, technical aspects of rolling stock and other components and ...

India to become export hub for manual gears

Japanese automaker Honda Motors has drawn up plans to make India its base for manufacture and export of manual transmissions to emerging markets across Asia and Latin America. It plans to use its unit in Rajasthan for manufacture and supply of manual gears for different classes of passenger vehicles to its overseas facilities. To make use of India’s cost advantage, ...

Expediting port-led development

The Union government has launched Sagarmala, a project to use ports to develop coastal states in the country. The project will target the development of port facilities, inland water transportation, central ferry services and tourism infrastructure to achieve this goal. It will also include in its scope SEZs, rail, road, air and waterway connectivity with the hinterland, including linkages of ...

MoRTH to conduct periodic traffic studies

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will soon begin periodic traffic studies in about 1,600 places in the country to better plan the expansion of highways. The first traffic study is planned in October this year and would be repeated every six months. The studies would give accurate traffic data on different highway stretches that would indicate a ...

London explores 22-mile ring road tunnel plan

The city of London is exploring a plan to construct a 22-mile underground tunnel to reduce traffic congestion in the city. The study for the project, called Inner Orbital Route, is being done by the consultant Transport for London. The project aims to free up capacity on the city surface, improve air quality, and reclaim space for public parks, pedestrians ...

Dubai’s new system to reduce heavy vehicle accidents

The Roads Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, in cooperation with the Dubai Police, has launched a Heavy Vehicles Defects Clearing System (VDCS) to try to reduce heavy vehicle accidents and improve safety. VDVCS, which includes surveillance systems and smart technologies, will curb technical defects experienced by heavy vehicles. It will classify the safety risks of vehicles and operators using a ...

Ashok Leyland and Tata Motors to supply 6700 buses to STUs

States throughout the country are investing more in public transport. 22 State Road Transport Corporations have placed orders for more than 6700 buses with bus manufacturers Ashok Leyland and Tata Motors under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission-II (JnNURM). The buses are specially designed for urban transport. Ashok Leyland’s JanBus and JanBus Midi are specially designed for feeder services. ...