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National highways for Himachal

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned five new national highways for Himachal which will be upgraded out of the existing routes. This will add additional road length of 494.875km to the national highway network of the state. The five new highways would include Hamirpur-Sujanpur-Palampur (59.775km); Brahmpukhar-Bilaspur-Ghumarwin-Sarkaghat-Lad Bhadol-Baijnath; Bharmour-Chamba-Dalhousie-Pathankot (133km); Taradevi-Jubbarhatti-Kunihar-Ramshehar-Nalagarh-Ghanauli (106.4km) and Chandigarh-PGI (Baddi) Punjab Pokhran-Nalagarh-Ramshehar-Arki-Shalaghat ...

NGO – Muskaan Safety Foundation From a non-issue to an issue of major concern

A tragedy can sometimes inspire a person to go on to achieve great milestones. This has been the case with Mridul Bhasin and Pramod Bhasin from Jaipur. The couple lost their 17 year old daughter Durva Bhasin in a tragic road accident on May 3, 1999. Numbed by their loss, and encouraged by Durva’s teacher Sandeep Sethi, the Bhasins launched ...

International Best Practices for Institutions Imparting Driver Education

Susanne Hebner, Managing Director, Hubert Ebner (India) Pvt Ltd writes on the tools of teaching Defensive Driving. Her company, an Indo-Austria venture, carries out extensive driver training programmes in India and has made several road safety films. Defensive driving, practised all over the world, especially in the developed countries, is the key to reducing road accidents and being safe on ...

Making a strong point for Dbase of all Vehicles and Drivers

An interactive and comprehensive database for vehicles will not only deter traffic rule violators but also bring in revenues for the government. If integrated with the petrol pumps all over the country, the system can begin showing results in a year.

SunRail back on track in Florida

Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to bear the expenses had stalled Florida’s most ambitious rail project, Sun Rail. In July this year, the governor gave his green signal and put the derailed project back on track.

Barfiwala Flyover

Southern arm of the two-lane Barfiwala Flyover was launched by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on June 20, just 14 days after the Lalbaug flyover was thrown open. That provides the commuters two more lanes to fly over the ever crowded S V Road junction to reach Andheri. The two lane arm facilitates easy flow of traffic from Gokhale Bridge ...

China launches Beijing-Shanghai bullet train

China recently tested a high speed bullet train on the Beijing-Shanghai route. On its inaugural run the train carried government officials including Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, managers of companies such as China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Industry Corp that built the train, and reporters. It covered a distance of 1,318km in about five hours at a speed of 300km/hr. ...

Country’s first Railway Station medical centre

On the 1st of July this year, the City Railway Station, Bangalore got an emergency medical centre, the first of its kind at any railway station in the country. The centre is set up by the Bangalore Division of South Western Railway (SWR) in association with Narayana Hrudayalaya to attend to immediate medical needs of railway passengers. The City Station ...

More pedestrian safety in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has revealed that pedestrian fatalities on the emirate’s roads have declined by 35% to 11 deaths during the first three months of 2011, compared with 17 during the same period last year. The Authority notes that over 67% of the accidents have occurred at night time. The fall in numbers has been ...