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Virar-Alibaug Corridor near completion

The feasibility study of the ambitious project of Virar-Alibaug Multi-Modal Corridor is reaching completion. Project planning consultants, Louis Berger & Group Inc, is expected to submit the final reports in a few months to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). S V R Srinivas, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, has said, “The planning of alternative alignment works and surveys are ...

Knowing socio-political profile of drivers is important before intervention: Dr CP Joshi

Conference on road safety gives recommendations to the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Instead of talking in general about interventions needed in road accidents, it is imperative to know the nature of accident and the stage where you need intervention,” said Dr C P Joshi, Union Cabinet Minister for Road Transport and Highways at an international conference on ...

Mumbai choking on vehicles

The traffic congestion in Mumbai is rapidly worsening due to the ever-increasing number of private cars and two wheelers. Figures available with the state transport department as of March 2010 showed a total of 17,67,798 vehicles on the city’s roads, an increase of 93,432 since 2009. Comparatively, the number of public vehicles such as buses, taxis and auto rickshaws increased ...

Traffex succeeds expectations

TrafficInfraTech was media partner at the Traffex, Parkex and Street Design 2011 show held at NEC, Birmingham in March. Sustainability was the main theme of the show that celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. Dedicated to traffic management, parking and urban design, the show was inaugurated by Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Transport who focused on the government’s ...

Recycling tyres to construct roads and highways

An Australian company has introduced an environment-friendly tyre recycling technology that eliminates toxic emissions and produces high quality rubber products. The latter are useful in the construction of roads and railway sleepers.

A Mind-Controlled Car

A research team in Berlin has come up with cars that can be controlled by mind. This new breakthrough in technology can now empower physically challenged people to drive their own cars.

Public Transport : The smart green solution

Public Transport : The smart green solution The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) unveiled its vision for urban transport in 2025 at the UITP Dubai 2011 World Congress in April. It compared the economic, environmental and social impact of urban transport in a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario and in a ‘PTx2’ scenario. Based on well-documented urban economic and technological development ...

Future green cars from pineapples and bananas

Aclides Leão and his team of scientists in Brazil have developed a renewable plastic that could revolutionise the manufacture of automobiles. The team described its work recently at a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The nano-cellulose fibres developed by the scientists are about 30-40% lighter but about three to four times stronger than the conventional plastic used in ...

New railway lines between Thane and Kurla

After a long delay of nearly 20 years, the Central Railway has laid out the fifth and sixth railway lines connecting the important railway stations of Thane and Kurla in Mumbai. With these lines, which also connect the long distance Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) with Thane and Kurla railway stations, lakhs of commuters using the Central Railway should see a ...