A month in the India Transport Sector (No 25)
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NATIONAL HIGHWAYS TO USE ELECTRONIC TOLLS BY 2014
Toll collection on all national highways could bemade cashless by the year 2014, making travel onsmoother and better for all. At present, all tolls acrossthe various national highways in India are collectedmanually in cash. Once the system of electronic tollcollection is implemented, queuing to pay cash maybecome a thing of the past.
TAMIL NADU ROAD PROJECTS UPDATE
The southern state of Tamil Nadu in India has
received the World Bank’s much awaited approval
for the continuation of the second phase of its TamilNadu Road Sector Project (TNRSP). Under thisscheme the Tamil Nadu Government will be able to upgradeapproximately 1700 kilometres of roads at a cost of about8600 crore INR (approx 1.72 billion USD).
18 HIGHWAY PROJECTS OF 2011-12 STILL WAITING FORFINALISATION
India's ambitions to upgrade its motorway network across the country have once again run intotrouble with financial constraints creating major problems for several projects. With little investmentfrom private agencies, the country is struggling to reach itsgoal of building 20 kilometres of motorway per day. Therecent report from the Road Transport and Highways Ministryon the status of the motorway projects given the go-aheadlast year is not an encouraging one.
PARTIAL OPENING OF SRINAGAR LEH HIGHWAY
After the routine winter closure, the Srinagar Lehhighway opened for light motor vehicles from thefirst week of April. The Srinagar Leh highway, whichcovers 434 kilometres, is the only road connectionbetween Ladakh and Kashmir in northern India.
DUMMY TRAFFIC POLICECONTROLLING BANGALORE STREETS
With India topping the list inthe World Health
Organization’s first ever
Global Status Report onRoad Safety in 2007, the need for road safety has come to the forefrontof national issues. Apart from theeconomic costs of road accidents,the cost in human life is also very high.
TRI-CITY TO ENJOY INCREASEDCONNECTIVITY WITH NEW BUS FLEET
The Tri-city (Panchkula,Mohali, and Chandigarh)is turning out to be anattractive place to livewith excellent and efficienteducational, health care, culturalfacilities as well as good employmentopportunities. Seamless connectivitybetween the three cities is imperativefor its continued prosperity and all cityofficials are working towards this goal.
“THE MASS ROAD CRASH
CASUALTIES ARE HAPPENING DUETO THE TRUCKS & TRUC
DR KAMALJEET SOI
VICECHAIRMAN AT PUNJAB STATE ROADSAFETY COUNCIL
Dr Kamaljeet Soi isdoctorate in theTransportationManagement & in TransitLosses with special studiesin Road Safety & AccidentPrevention & has been working in thefield of Road Safety & Accidentprevention from last 15 years.