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‘Safety under 80’ campaign on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

As part of the Zero Fatality Corridor (ZFC) initiative, Save LIFE Foundation, in association with Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd (MSRDC) and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) launched a campaign on the Mumbai- Pune Expressway (MPEW) about the dangers of speeding. “Safety Under 80”— talks about the dangers of speeding. This initiative is expected to reduce the number of ...

Improved Connectivity to Bengaluru Metro

Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has entered an agreement with World Resources Institute (WRI) to seek possible solutions in first- and last-mile connectivity to metro transit in Bengaluru. The city with a population of around 12 million people has experienced rapid urban growth and development in part due to its status as the IT capital of India. TMF and WRI want ...

World’s first 3D printed bridge opens in Madrid

A Madrid park made history with the installation of the first ever pedestrian bridge created from a 3D printer. The pioneering bridge was created by a team from the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, a Barcelona based research and education center that worked with a contingent of architects, mechanical & structural engineers, and municipal representatives to bring the design ...

Identifying black spots on Kerala roads and highways

The Kerala government, on the direction of a Supreme Court committee on road safety, has identified 355 black spots in the state. As per the report prepared by National Transport Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC), 200 black spots are on national highways while 110 black spots are on state highways. In district wise list, Ernakulam tops with 75 black spots. ...

Carpooling Apps could reduce Traffic 75%

Transportation studies put the annual cost of congestion at $160 billion, which includes seven billion hours of time lost to sitting in traffic and an extra three billion gallons of fuel burned. One way to improve traffic is through ride-sharing – and a new MIT study suggests that using carpooling options from companies like Uber and Lyft could reduce the ...

Micro-surfacing for Highways

The Ministry has urged engineers and implementing agencies of national highways to adopt micro-surfacing for repairs and maintenance to improve skid resistance, surface durability, seal fine and medium cracks. It is applied when structurally sound pavement surface shows signs of premature ageing, aggregate loss, cracking, and high degree of polishing among others. The ministry has decided that microsurfacing may be ...

Gandhinagar railway station to get facelift

The Gujarat government has decided to redevelop the Gandhinagar Railway Station at a cost of Rs 250Cr. As part of the redevelopment, there is a plan to build a five-star hotel on top of the railway station to accommodate delegates coming here to attend the Vibrant Summits held every two years. The station is being developed through the SPV between ...

Street Lights replaced in the SDM Corporation area

Union Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal dedicated the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), currently running in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area, to the Nation. It is the World’s Largest Street Light Replacement Programme, being implemented by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Ministry of Power. SLNP programme ...

Understanding Urban Mobility Strategies for Smart Cities

There has been a substantial increase in the use of personalized transportation modes in the last decade during which the cost of travel had increased considerably. While population of six major metropolises in India increased by 1.9 times during 1981 to 2001, the number of motor vehicles went up by over 7.75 times during the same period (Ministry of Urban ...

India and Italy to co-operate on railway

The Ministry of Railways has entered a memorandum of understanding with the Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane (FS Italian Railways) to address safety issues with the help of technology Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed the Railway Board to collaborate with the international experts on this subject and identify the best practices in this field. Currently, the company is working on ...