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National Highways: The Transformative Role of Wayside Amenities

India, today, is at a very strategic inflexion point of greater economic prosperity. India’s journey on the path of economic reforms has transformed it to one of the world’s fastest growing large economies where Infrastructure has been one of the cornerstones in the development. The ‘New India’ has an evolved outlook towards infrastructure development in the country under the leadership ...

Focusing on highway commuter facilities at Way Side Amenities

In the last couple of years, due to great push of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, highways especially greenfield access-controlled expressways such as Delhi-Mumbai Expressways (DME), Amritsar-Bhatinda-Jamnagar (ABJ) & Trans-Haryana etc. have come into existence. Many existing highways have also been upgraded from 2/4 lanes to 4/6 lanes. With more new highways and up-gradation of existing highways, both passenger ...

NASA spin on automotive brake rotors

Automotive manufacturers work to reduce weight to improve vehicle performance and in the case of brake rotors, lighter is better for acceleration, reliable stopping, and mileage. NASA has patented technology to accomplish that and more, as described in their latest issue of ‘Spinoff’. The revolutionary brake disc design is at least 42% lighter than conventional cast iron rotors, with performance ...

Make way for the MoonBike

Listening to the peace and quiet of the French Alps being shattered by fleets of noisy, smelly snowmobiles, French aeronautical engineer Nicolas Muron decided there had to be a better way to travel to the mountains in winter. Something like an e-bike for the snow that was lightweight, easy to maintain, and sustainable. Muron designed the ‘MoonBike’ which at 163 ...

E-buses for Jammu Smart City

Improving air quality and reducing carbon footprint, improving mass mobility, increased safety and sustainability were some of the key factors that prompted Jammu Smart City Ltd to procure and take delivery of state-of-the-art Ultra EV air-conditioned buses from Tata Motors recently. The emission-free electric buses feature advanced amenities and their design focused on safety, comfort and convenience, offering local residents ...

Enhancing fleet and driver safety

Make-in-India provider of AI technology for fleet and driver safety, Netradyne, and GreenLine Mobility Solutions, India’s premier LNG-powered heavy trucking logistics company have announced their partnership, representing a significant step towards transforming road safety standards. Netradyne’s flagship product Driver*i, an advanced vision-based technology will propel GreenLine’s eco-friendly truck fleet ensuring increased road safety for heavy vehicles. The technology has a ...

PM launches projects south of the Vindhyas

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the new state-of-the-art international terminal building at Trichy airport recently. Tiruchirappalli International Airport is the second-largest airport in terms of international passenger traffic after Chennai in Tamil Nadu and the new terminal has the capacity to serve more than 44 lakh passengers annually and 3,500 passengers during peak hours. The PM also inaugurated multiple railway projects ...

EV-ready highways on GQ

As part of the proposed Vision 2030: PM Public Transport Sewa, the government is working on building electric vehicle-ready highways on the Golden Quadrilateral. It would be a major effort towards reducing fuel consumption and vehicular emissions through electrification of intercity public transport over the next seven years. E-highways would be powered with green energy-enabled charging infrastructure. The Ministry of ...

Japan’s milestone in India

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link or Atal Setu, built with financial assistance of almost $2 billion from Japan International Cooperation Agency, has emerged as another symbol of strong Indo-Japan collaboration in the infrastructure sector. This is the second mega infrastructure project, two decades after the Japan-funded Delhi Metro started operations. Other big projects for which JICA is providing financial support ...

Updated IR Construction Manual

The Union Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, released ‘The Indian Railways Construction Manual, 2023’, an update to the earlier circa 1960 version. New reforms and standards have been incorporated in the latest version including those for EPC contracts, bridge construction, execution of signalling, electrical and non-interlocking works. It also provides guidelines on land acquisition, ...