Public Transportation Current Affairs, GK & News

I – Metros: Government launches association of all Indian Metro Rail companies

The Union Housing Ministry has launched I-Metros, an association of all Indian Metro Rail companies for mutual sharing of ideas & experiences for nurturing excellence their performance. It was launched by P K Sinha, Cabinet Secretary at Conference on “Indian Metros: Collaborating for Excellence” held at Metro Bhawan in New Delhi. Key Facts I – Metros ..

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India-Spain ink Techno-commercial agreement for three RRTS corridors

India and Spain have signed Techno-commercial agreement to provide institutional mechanism for mutual cooperation in field of urban transport and for construction of the three Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS). Three RRTS corridors Delhi-Meerut Smart Line, Delhi – Panipat Smart Line and Delhi – Alwar Smart Line have been prioritised for implementation in the first ..

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China launches world’s first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells

The world’s first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells was launched in China’s Tangshan city, north China’s Hebei Province to give big boost to green energy in public transport. The first of its kind ecologically-friendly tram was domestically developed by China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) in 2015. Key Facts The ecologically-friendly tram ..

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India signs €300 million agreement with European Investment Bank for Bangalore Metro Phase II

Government has signed Finance Contract with European Investment Bank (EIB) for lending of €300 million for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II Line R6. The Phase II of metro project is jointly financed by EIB (€500 million) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (€300 million). The project envisages extension of East-West & North-South lines for Bangalore ..

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NITI Aayog, International Road Federation ink SoI for Intelligent Transportation Systems

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog and International Road Federation (IRF), Geneva have signed Statement of Intent (SoI) to cooperate in field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The objective of SoI is to create National Platform, involving all relevant Union Government stakeholders, Indian and foreign companies active in sector. It will also create ..

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