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Afcons infra bags Chennai Metro projects

A consortium of Afcons and the Russian infrastructure major, Transtonnelstroy Limited has bagged two projects – UAA01 and UAA05 for the construction of Chennai Metro Rail. Chennai Metro Rail, which has been designed to be a rapid transit rail system, will be executed in two phases. The first phase comprises two corridors – Corridor 1 from Meddavaram to St. Thomas ...

ITS conference at New Delhi

As Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) make headway in various transport applications in India, their benefits and obstacles faced in their implementation in India, are the points of discussion at many forums. Efforts are also made by various agencies in creating awareness about the latest ITS technologies being brought in the country by different stakeholders. One such effort was a conference ...

MMRDA Gets New Metropolitan Commissioner

Rahul Asthana, a 1978 IAS officer from the Maharashtra cadre, took charge as the Metropolitan Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on March 10, 2011 He has said that expediting transport and infrastructure projects, specially mass transit projects such as the Mumbai Metro & Mumbai Monorail, and other transport projects need urgent attention and would be a top priority ...

Railway Budget Hits and Misses

The railway budget for the year 2011-12 is expected to boost infrastructure in various areas, particularly tourism. But there are many areas that the Union Minister for Railways has let unattended

Mahindra introduces Genio

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd has introduced a new pick-up Genio as a next generation commercial vehicle which it hope will redefine the pick-up industry in India. Targeted at the small and medium business transportation industry, it is being produced at the company’s modern plant at Chakan near Pune and is the plant’s second product. The plant will produce a total ...

Cricketers to promote road safety campaign in Delhi

Delhi’s Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg has roped in the 1983 cricket World Cup heroes to spread awareness on road safety in Delhi. Kapil Dev, Bishen Singh Bedi, Kirti Azad and Maninder Singh will now stand at traffic intersections along with traffic policemen and encourage people to adopt safer practices while driving or walking on roads. They will ...

Traffic alerts by sms in Pune

Pune traffic police have started a new traffic alert service for Pune’s residents. People can now get information on traffic jams, accidents or vehicle break-downs in the city via sms. For that they need to subscribe to the special service by typing JOIN (space) PTP and sending it on 921952195. The citizens can opt out of the service just by ...

Eco-friendly bicycle project

A 22-year-old entrepreneur, Rajkumar Janagam, in a bid to popularise bicycling as a dependable mode of transport, has established Cycle Chalao, an environment-friendly project in Mumbai. The project seeks to create a bicycle-renting network throughout Mumbai. His aim is to help create dedicated lanes and special parking stands for bicycles. The project will be self sustaining as it is expected ...

Coal India to invest in Railways

Coal India Ltd (CIL), the biggest producer of coal in the world and producer of 80% of India’s coal, is planning on investing in building railway lines and freight wagons. The company had to decrease its production of coal to 440 million tonnes in 2010 due to shortage of railway wagons and environmental reasons. Moreover, it has been receiving complaints ...