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BEST to issue e-tickets

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) in Mumbai is all set to introduce e-tickets on all its routes. The undertaking has already implemented e-tickets on two buses on the Wadala-Borivali route. The e-ticket devices will be lighter than the currently used metal boxes with the paper tickets. They will be three-in-one hand held devices which will also validate ...

Seminar on reducing carbon footprint

With the increasing focus on reducing carbon emissions and the greenhouse effect, the Indian Road Congress (IRC), in combination with the World Road Association (PIARC), IRF and AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) organised a three-day seminar in February in New Delhi on “Reducing Carbon Footprint in Road Construction” Techniques to reduce carbon emission in road construction ...

Delhi Metro Phase III extended

The Delhi government has decided to extend Phase III of Delhi Metro to cover another 34km including Jamia Millia University and Faridabad. Originally meant to cover 70km, the coverage has been extended to 104 km on the suggestion of the Delhi government to include the inner and outer ring roads. Kalkaji will be one of the interchange stations. There will ...

Tata Pixel unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

Tata Motors unveiled a new concept car – the Tata Pixel at the 81st Geneva Motor Show held early March. The Pixel, based on the Nano, is about three metre long and can accommodate four persons comfortably. The car is driven by a 1.2 litre three-cylinder diesel engine which has low friction and works with a variable coolant and oil ...

Road safety as a mission

At the first annual general body meeting of International Road Federation (IRF) India chapter held in August in New Delhi, KK Kapila, the new Chairman of IRF Geneva said that the India chapter has joined hands with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to bring down road fatalities by 50% by 2012 through a national level campaign. The most ...