The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $200 million loan to finance widening and upgrading of about 230 km State Highways in Bihar. The funding under the Bihar State Highways III Project (BSHP-III) will be used to upgrade State Highways to standard two-lane width with...
Three years after the central government made it mandatory to use plastic for construction of roads, the progress has been found slow, despite the proven potential of the method to make roads durable, while reducing the mounting plastic waste in the country. Under a technology, developed by Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a...
The central government has notified ‘Quadricycles’ as ‘non-transport’ vehicles, allowing their use for personal purposes. "Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified the insertion of the item ‘Quadricycle’ as a ‘non-transport’ vehicle under the Motor Vehicles Act 198," a government statement said. The government defines a quadricycle as a "vehicle...
For the first time in the history of independent India, the inland waters will be used to transport cargo containers, as a vessel, MV RN Tagore, starts its 9-10 day journey carrying a 16 truckload equivalent goods from Kolkata to Varanasi on river Ganga on Tuesday. The 16 containers, filled...
India is witnessing a revolution in eco-friendly passenger vehicles, with over 1.5 million battery-powered three-wheeled rickshaws on its streets. Despite having any major state support, the vehicle market is adding 11,000 new e-rickshaws to streets, reports Bloomberg. The vehicles are quieter, faster, cleaner and cheaper compared to the traditional fossil fuel...
By Divya Karthikeyan, Mongabay The proposed Chennai-Salem expressway in Tamil Nadu is expected to bring in industrial and economic growth but villagers to be displaced fear losing their farmlands and having to migrate to cities as construction labour. The greenfield expressway is expected to reduce the time of travel...
The world's first hydrogen fuel train has completed its first trip in Germany, transporting passengers from Bremervörde station in Lower Saxony on Monday. The Coradia iLint engines used in the train is built by France Alstom. Alstom’s Coradia iLint arriving at Bremervörde station. The world’s first hydrogen train has successfully entered...
France's national railway operator SNCF has announced that it will introduce driverless long-distance trains in the country by 2023. To be operationalised in a harmonised way and at the same speed, such trains are expected to cut energy consumption and allow the operator to run more trains. SNCF will partner with...
Delhi Metro is the second most unaffordable metro systems among the nine metropolitan cities across the world, next only to that of Hanoi, a study by Centre for Science and Environment has said. According to the Delhi based organisation, an average Delhi resident spends 14% of his/her income on traveling...
The Delhi Metro Rail service has a punctuality of over 99%, shows official data between 2013 and 2018, obtained through a Right To Information application. According to a report by the Indian Express, India's largest metro rail service, whose network has grown substantially in the last years, had only 975 of...

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