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First Hyperloop Passenger ride successful

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 ..

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Cube Highways bid the highest for third lot of TOT projects

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 ..

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NHAI Gears up for the Implementation of FASTag Mandate

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 ..

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Gurugram Police ties up with Google for traffic updates

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 ..

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How NHAI aims to fund Highway Construction in India?

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 ..

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