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Monday , 24 June 2024

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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 ...

AMG provides Indian toll management transmission solution

UK based video and communications solutions provider AMG Systems has delivered its AMG 9000 managed ruggedised ethernet switches to IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited (ITNL) in India for toll management. The ethernet transmission equipment is being used by ITNL in its toll management system on a 119km stretch which has been recently added to Highway No. 8. The stretch of road, ...

BRTS in Karnataka

The Karnataka State Government has decided to provide a dedicated lane for buses as part of the proposed Rapid Bus Transport System in Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli-Dharwad. In Bangalore, the dedicated bus track will initially be for a distance of 30km between Hebbal and Hosur Road (Central Silk Board Junction), all along the Outer Ring Road. The bus track will ...

Karnataka highways project gets WB loan

The Second Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project II (KSHIP II) has got a $350 loan from the World Bank. KSHIP II will cover 25,000km of Karnataka’s most important traffic corridors which the government has identified as the state’s core roads. Among other things, the project will convert about 1,230km of roads into two lane highways. It will also reduce road ...