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The Virgin Hyperloop that plans to connect Mumbai and Pune in 25 minutes has conducted its first successful passenger ride. The test was conducted in Las Vegas. Hyperloop The Hyperloop is a new mode of transport that speeds up to 1000 kilometres per hour. The idea was conceived by Tesla and SpaceX in 2012. There ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Cube Highways has emerged as the highest bidder for the third of the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) projects offered by the National Highways Authority of India. The National investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) quoted Rs 4,230 crore while Mumbai-based IRB quoted Rs 3,510 crore. TOT model in India has been developed to encourage private participation in the ..
Topics: Economy of India • Funds • Land transport • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways • National Highway • National Highways Authority of India • National Investment and Infrastructure Fund • Road Transport • Roads in India
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Ministry had mandated to declare all lanes of fee plazas on National Highways as “FASTag lanes” by 1st December 2019, while provisioning one lane (in each direction) which would be kept as hybrid lane to accept FASTag and other modes of payment. The move was taken to give a ..
Topics: Car costs • Electronic toll collection • FASTag • Indian National Highways • Land transport • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways • National Highway • National Highways Authority of India • Road Transport • Roads in India • Toll road • Transport
The Gurugram traffic police have tied up with Google maps for dissemination of traffic related information such as planned road closures, diversions, traffic alerts regarding road crash etc. in real time for public use. The basic idea behind this arrangement is to prompt commuters to make intelligent choices in order to make their commuting experience ..
While India has decided to become a USD 5 trillion dollar economy, it also needs a dedicated network of roads and highway infrastructure to enable the quick transport of goods and people in the country. The construction of highways in the country is the prime responsibility of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). While ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Indian National Highways • Land transport • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways • National Highway • National Highways Authority of India • Outer Ring Road, Nagpur • Road Transport • Roads in India • Roads in Kerala
In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, Mohali traffic police have launched 3-D Smart Traffic Signal devised by the students of a Chandigarh university. The wireless system, called ‘Intelights’, has been installed at the traffic crossing near the Airport Road, on a pilot project basis, and will regulate traffic signals with a smart bird’s eye ..
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