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College of Traffic Management

The Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), New Delhi, has launched the world’s only single umbrella facility in road traffic management – The College of Traffic Management. It is for the first time in the country that a Bus Rapid Transit System as well as a Metro line will run parallel along a road. The corridor will also have transmission ...

Two Cycle Superhighways in London

Transport for London (TfL) has launched two Barclays cycle superhighways from Merton to the City and Barking to Tower Gateway. This has been done to encourage more number of people to use cycle to travel to their workplace. The two routes are the first set of 12 planned superhighways which will have clearly marked continuous cycle routes into Central London. ...

Balance cantilever bridge builder technique

The three-Level Grade Separator Project at Crossing of NH 24 and Road no 56 at Ghazipur (Delhi) has been completed well within time by AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd. The highlight of this work is that it is for the first time that a Delhi flyover has used a balance cantilever bridge builder technique. Another first of this project is that an ...

Delhi worst in traffic commute

As per the IBM 2010 Commuter Pain Survey, Delhi’s drivers experience the fifth most painful commute among 20 global cities. During the survey 400 drivers in each of 20 major cities in six continents were polled and based on the results, a Commuter Pain Index was compiled. The Index ranks the emotional and economic toll of commuting in each city ...

Tallest rail bridge over Chenab river

The world’s tallest railway bridge is being constructed over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district after its alignment was found safe by a team of IIT-Delhi. The Chenab rail bridge, slated to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris (324m high), is a crucial link in the 125km Katra-Banihal rail link. An IIT-Delhi team ...

Multimodal corridor from Virar to Alibaug

In its effort to ease Mumbai’s transportation problem and promote the development of regions on the outskirts of Mumbai, the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to introduce a multi-modal corridor running from Virar to Alibaug. A multi-modal corridor accommodates multiple modes of transport like metro rail, buses and cycle lane in one stretch. Not only do these ...

NSCBI Airport being modernized

By August 2011, Kolkata would be the proud owner of a state-of-the-art airport – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI). The existing airport is being modernised as a world class airport with improved infrastructure and increased capacity and better facilities for passengers. As gateway to Eastern India, the airport faced immense traffic rush to and from ASEAN countries and ...

Runway Bridge on river Adyar at Chennai

A first-of-its-kind bridge over runway is being constructed over Adyar river at Chennai to facilitate the extension of the secondary runway to facilitate the extension of the secondary runway over it to the other side of the river. The bridge can withstand the load and landing of a long and wide aircraft like an A-380. This amazing feat is being ...

In pursuance of Zero

Vision Zero Academy of Sweden will facilitate the successful implementation of Vision Zero which is expected to become a major road safety policy all over the world