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Sydney to reintroduce trams

The New South Wales provincial government in Australia has announced a $1.6 billion plan to run trams (light rail transit) on a 12km stretch. As per the plan almost half of George Street in Sydney?s Central Business District will be restricted to just pedestrians and trams. The government hopes to reduce traffic congestion in Sydney and introduce a fast and ...

GMR Infra commissions two highways

GMR Infrastructure Ltd has completed two highway projects ? one each in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka under Phase III of the National Highway Development Programme (NHDP). The project in Andhra Pradesh is the 181.5km Hyderabad-Vijayawada section of the National Highway 9 (NH9) which has been built by the company?s special purpose vehicle (SPV) GMR Hyderabad Vijayawada Expressways Pvt Ltd on ...

New norms for urban roads

The Urban Development Ministry plans to introduce new rules which would create adequate facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and other forms of non-motorised transport that form the basis of sustainable transport. The new guidelines include norms for signage and design of traffic intersections making them friendlier for non-motorised transport. The new norms will make urban roads all over the country uniform ...

Smart Cards for Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway

The Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Ltd (DGSCL), the concessionaire for the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, has introduced touch-and-go smart cards for motorists using the expressway. The smart cards have been issued at the three toll plazas of the expressway. Two types of cards have been introduced – Smart Express and Flexi Smart. Smart Express which is valid for one month offers a discount ...

Fuel Cell generators for Volkswagen Vehicles

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has placed an order with SFC Energy AG for EFOY Pro fuel cell generators for 242 of its T5 Transporter vehicles which are used by the German Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) for toll inspection. The EFOY fuel cell generates power fully automatically, noiselessly and without any emissions for the measuring and surveillance devices and office ...

Chandigarh to get ring roads

The government of Punjab and the Union Territory administration of Chandigarh are planning to construct ring roads in the city. The project, if approved and implemented, will see a significant reduction in traffic congestion in the city, especially on some of its arterial roads such as Madhya Marg and Dakshin Marg. The city?s Master Plan has proposed a ring road ...

Bihar villages to get concrete roads

The Bihar government is planning to build concrete roads for rural clusters with a population of 250 or more people. A total of about 34,116km of such roads will be built under the Mukhya Mantri Gram Sampark Yojna in the next five years. The roads which will be single metalled roads and the project is estimated to cost ?23000 crore. ...

Mumbai sea link gets coastal zone clearance

The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests has given the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearance for the second sea link project in Mumbai ? the proposed Versova-Bandra sea link.. With very less space available for the construction of new roads and expansion of existing roads the sea link is an important project to reduce commuting ...

Speeding up road projects ? banks to get more say

In an attempt to speed up implementation of road infrastructure projects, especially those held up due to financial reasons, the government has is set to make changes in the model concession agreement for road projects. The new agreement is expected to give more functional and supervisory powers to banks who lend for the projects. If a concessionaire in a project ...

Traffic Signal Controller

Traffic Signal Controller from Trafitronics is a microprocessor driven fixed Time Controller which operates with a set of predetermined signal plans. It has a modular construction with real-time memory, power fail monitor and battery backup. The signal plans stored in it include the 23 Signal Plan, Flash Plan, All Red Plan, 24 Cycle Plan, 4-Day Plans, Amber Plan and Weekly ...