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“Boosting private investment in the Indian railways” by Nitin Sarin

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014

Rarely do you find a transportation system in the world, which can boast about transporting a massive 23 million persons in a single day: The Indian Railways is one such system....

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BMW India to partner with local suppliers

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

BMW India are to partner with 7 local suppliers to source components for the local production of cars at their Chennai plant in South India.   These suppliers will include...

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New research study: Smart cities and sustainable transport  (1st edition)

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015

In his budget speech, Union Finance Minister Arjun Jaitley said that “unless new cities are developed to accommodate the burgeoning number of people, the existing cities wouldsoon...

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Budget 2015: Better infrastructure, safer transport will drive more women to work

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

There’s a strong argument to be made for increasing women’s participation in the workforce — including boosting the GDP growth rate — and the finance minister, via the...

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Budget 2015: Better infrastructure, safer transport will drive more women to work

Budget 2015: Better infrastructure, safer transport will drive more women to work

Mar 2, 2015

There’s a strong argument to be made for increasing women’s participation in the workforce — including boosting the GDP growth rate — and the finance minister, via the Union Budget, can be a vocal advocate if he so chooses. Currently, India’s female labour force participation rate (FLFPR) lags behind all the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia,...

Buses occupy 6% road space, private vehicles 87%

Buses occupy 6% road space, private vehicles 87%

Mar 2, 2015

MUMBAI: In view of the BEST fleet size being reduced in recent months, transport experts point out that these buses occupy just 6% of the roadspace but ferry a good 45% of the total daily commuters in Mumbai. On the flip side, private cars and two-wheelers occupy 87% of the space on city roads and ferry equal number of commuters. via Buses occupy 6% road space,...

Make in India to latest tech: Rail Budget 2015 is balanced but where are the funds?

Make in India to latest tech: Rail Budget 2015 is balanced but where are the funds?

Feb 27, 2015

The budget articulates the vision of transforming the Indian railways in a systematic process over a longer period of time rather than having a big bang approach. It is a balanced budget. However, it leaves question mark on the challenge of convincingly garnering the significant amount of funds required for this audacious transformation. via Make in India to...

Rail Budget 2015: Modi’s imprint starkly apparent in Prabhu’s maiden budget

Rail Budget 2015: Modi’s imprint starkly apparent in Prabhu’s maiden budget

Feb 27, 2015

NEW DELHI: While railway minister Suresh Prabhu joked about seeking divine intervention in drawing up a turnaround plan that creates a speedier, punctual and cleaner railway network, his Rail Budget bore the distinct imprint of his boss, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. via Rail Budget 2015: Modi’s imprint starkly apparent in Prabhu’s maiden budget...

Rail Budget 2015: No Increase in Passenger Fares, No New Trains Announced

Rail Budget 2015: No Increase in Passenger Fares, No New Trains Announced

Feb 26, 2015

Suresh Prabhu announced no new trains in his Railway Budget today. He also said that there will be no increase in passenger fares, disappointing markets. via Rail Budget 2015: No Increase in Passenger Fares, No New Trains Announced – NDTV...

TVS Srichakra expanding capacity, aims to be top two-wheeler tyre maker

TVS Srichakra expanding capacity, aims to be top two-wheeler tyre maker

Feb 26, 2015

NEW DELHI: TVS SrichakraBSE -2.11 % is ramping up production capacity as the TVS Group company aims the top slot among India’s two-wheeler tyre manufacturers. via TVS Srichakra expanding capacity, aims to be top two-wheeler tyre maker – The Economic...

Rail Budget: Splurge on railway infra likely as cheaper diesel will help save over $2 billion

Rail Budget: Splurge on railway infra likely as cheaper diesel will help save over $2 billion

Feb 25, 2015

NEW DELHI: India’s decrepit state-run railways stand to receive at least a 25 per cent boost in investment to over $9 billion, funded solely by falling fuel costs, according to officials familiar with a railway budget set to be unveiled on Thursday. via Rail Budget: Splurge on railway infra likely as cheaper diesel will help save over $2 billion –...

Project Bravo’ Tata Motors’ surprise bid to make quadricycles

Project Bravo’ Tata Motors’ surprise bid to make quadricycles

Feb 25, 2015

Quadricycles are basically a four-wheeled small vehicle, that is seen as an upgrade from a three-wheeler. via Project Bravo’ Tata Motors’ surprise bid to make quadricycles | ET...