Category: Connected Cities

Transit redesigning for Chennai

The global phenomena of climate change derives its major share from the transportation industry. It significantly affects the urban fabric of India for the ever-increasing vehicular mobility and the pollution caused by them. City planners are developing effective transit systems for the urban population to deal with this congestion.  In this regard, the government of […]

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Delhi gets its Walkability Plan

  The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has approved the draft policy for ‘enhancing walkability’ considering it as a major impetus to pedestrian infrastructure. It is an attempt to channelize its ever-increasing vehicular traffic, encouraging pedestrianization of roads. Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal chaired the meeting for draft approval being prepared by the National Institute of Urban […]

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Indore Commutes through Electric Buses

The city of Indore is consistently raising its bar in terms of city health and hygiene post its achievement as India’s cleanest city for three consecutive years. It plans to adopt clean mobility for its public transport while constantly striving to promote electric mobility and reduce vehicular emissions throughout the city. Indore’s public bus transport […]

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Maharashtra to relay 10,000 km of road made of plastic waste

In another highly ambitious project, the Maharashtra government aims to re-lay 10,000 kilometres of the road using 50,000 of waste plastic in the next five to six years. The PWD has already relaid 1,000 km of the road using 5000 tonnes using plastic waste. CP Joshi, PWD Contractor, said, contractors will be allowed to take […]

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ICLEI will work on improving urban mobility in Kochi

In an effort to improve urban mobility and to reduce carbon emissions in Kochi, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability laid a proposal to streamline freight movement in and out of the city. The project proposes to look into all forms of material transport into the city, including of construction material and foodstuff. The study will […]

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Kolkata’s East-West metro trials to begin from May this year

The new rakes of the East-West Metro will start their trial runs elevated viaduct from Sector V toA?Salt LakeA?stadium from early May. The stretch will be inaugurated in October. According toA?KMRCA?officials, the rake will initially be parked at the depot. It will run on the seven-kilometre track inside the car maintenance depot till its full-fledged […]

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Works on Patna Metro Rail to begin soon

The work on the much-awaited Metro rail project in Patna will begin in the 2018-19 financial year, confirmed Suresh Kumar Sharma, Urban Development Minister of Bihar. We expect that we will get the new Detailed Project Report (DPR) in April and after working out financial aspects of the project, we will start the work as […]

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DMRC will work on automated metro network

Recently, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with experts of nine countries discussed various issues related to automated metro network in coming days in National Capital and shared experiences with stakeholders at a seminar held in Delhi Metro Bhawan. The need for a reliable public transport and the economic growth has resulted in a […]

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MD of HMRL emphasises on Public Private Partnership

Recently, N.V.S. Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited addressed the probationers of All India and Central Services at Dr.MCR HRD Institute of Telangana. He talked about various engineering and financial innovations done in the Hyderabad Metro Rail project, which is the worlds largest Metro Rail project in public private partnership (PPP) NVS Reddy explained […]

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