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...
By Pratyush Dayal Realizing the significance of solar energy, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) is going eco-friendly by utilizing solar photovoltaic systems to run its metro stations and depots -- a move which will reduce its dependency on grid power. The photovoltaic cells installed at Transportnagar depot generates about 1-megawatt...
By Karl Mathiesen, Climate Home News Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler will stop producing diesel-fuelled passenger vehicles within three years, its CEO said on Friday. Sergio Marchionne, in his last major presentation before his retirement, told a shareholder conference that the company would make its last diesel car in 2021. The company will continue...
India will adopt new measures to promote electric vehicles, including the introduction of distinct green number plates, the government has said. The numbers will be written in white for private vehicles and in yellow for taxis that run on electric power. This would allow them to get easy recognition and...
Virgin Hyperloop One, a company backed by British tycoon Richard Branson has signed a preliminary agreement to build a super-fast hyperloop system to connect the city of Pune with the planned new airport in Mumbai in 25 minutes. The company, under the agreement, would build a demonstration track within two...
The Indian government has dropped the idea of having a specific policy aimed at the promotion of electric vehicles (EV), which it actively considered till the last month, says a report on Livemint. Minister for road transport Nitin Gadkari, who had earlier said that such a policy which envisaged a...
While more than half of the world population lives in cities, only a fourth of the world’s governments have urban development policies at all, and even those existing ones are not sufficient to make cities sustainable, says a new report. The report, from the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Coalition...
Taking charge as the chairman of the African Union, president Paul Kagame of Rwanda announced the launch of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), at the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa on Sunday. "Today we launch the Single African Air Transport Market, a major step forward...
An oil spill in the East China sea due to the sinking of a tanker carrying 111,000 tons of condensate has tripled in size in three days, spreading over an area of 332 square kilometres (128 square miles) . The Iranian vessel sank on January 14 after it collided with...
David Hensher, University of Sydney The working year has not got off to a good start for Sydney trains and the New South Wales government. The rail network went into meltdown with chaos at many stations and trains delayed or cancelled. To add to this woe a 24-hour train driver...

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