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Egypt government to ban the iconic tuk tuks

The Egyptian government is planning to completely ban tuk tuks. These are yellow and black, 3 wheeled auto-rikshaws. These are used to ply people especially in Egypt’s informal settlements and slums. These vehicles are viewed as polluting and dangerous. These are to be replaced with minibuses and minivans which are considered to be cleaner alternatives. ..

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 ..

Air Indi becomes world’s first airline to use Taxibot on A-320 aircraft

Air India has become the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on a A-320 aircraft with passengers on board. Taxibot is a robot-used aircraft tractor for taxiing an aircraft from parking bay to runway and vice-versa. Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani flagged off flight AI665 and it was carried to runway using ..

Tata Motors Launches Electric Vehicle Technology Ziptron for its Future EVs

Tata Motors has announced new electric vehicle technology ZIPTRON to power a range of aspirational Tata Electric Cars. Ziptron Technology The Ziptron technology which will drive the electric vehicles comprises an efficient permanent magnet AC motor with regenerative braking which charges the battery on the drive. The new technology also comprises of dust and waterproof ..

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 ..

Helipads on Mumbai Buildings

While the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had given its official sanction for the construction of helipads which could be constructed on top of tall buildings in Mumbai over three years ago, till date no operational helipad has been constructed in any building due to several objections from central ministries, primarily the defense and environment ministry. Why ..

Jawaharlal Nehru Port

Jawaharlal Nehru Port, also known as the JNPT or the Nhava Sheva, is the largest container port in India. It is located to the?east of Mumbai city in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The JNP Trust (JNPT) Container Terminal is operated by the JNPT Authority. The JNPT is located on the Arabian Sea and the access to ..

Pakistan suspends Lahore-Attari Samjhauta Express train service

On 8 August 2019, Pakistan suspended the Lahore-Attari Samjhauta Express train service following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu And Kashmir (J&K). Though, Indian Railways has clarified that the train has not been suspended & will run normally. The Samjhauta Express (also called the Friendship Express) consists of 6 sleeper coaches and an AC ..