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GE Transportation-“Indian rail roads can adopt technologies that enable more safety”

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015

Mr Vageesh Patil is the General Manager of GE Transportation Engineering India. He accepted to answer our questions about GE activities in India and how their products can be...

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Porsche to launch luxury 911 Targa 4 and 4s in India

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015

Luxury car manufacturer Porsche are to launch their new 911 Targa in India. The new model combines the legendary classic model with the latest in advanced technology. This launch...

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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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Truck maker Volvo sells shares in India’s Eicher Motors

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

STOCKHOLM, March 4 (Reuters) – Truck maker Volvo said on Wednesday it had sold 1.27 million shares in Indian auto firm Eicher Motors for around 2.5 billion Swedish crowns...

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Truck maker Volvo sells shares in India’s Eicher Motors

Truck maker Volvo sells shares in India’s Eicher Motors

Mar 5, 2015

STOCKHOLM, March 4 (Reuters) – Truck maker Volvo said on Wednesday it had sold 1.27 million shares in Indian auto firm Eicher Motors for around 2.5 billion Swedish crowns ($301.59 million) and would plow the proceeds into boosting its core business. via UPDATE 1-Truck maker Volvo sells shares in India’s Eicher Motors |...

Bhubaneswar Development Authority: Walk to public transport

Bhubaneswar Development Authority: Walk to public transport

Mar 5, 2015

BHUBANESWAR: In its future planning for the city, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) aims to promote walking. Access to multi-modal public transport at a walking distance from any locality will be a key focus of the development plans, official sources said. via Bhubaneswar Development Authority: Walk to public transport – The Times of...

Renault India expects to double market share to 5 % in two years

Renault India expects to double market share to 5 % in two years

Mar 4, 2015

The company expects to launch Lodgy, a multi-purpose vehicle, in four weeks, and a small car (below Rs.4 lakh) this year via Renault India expects to double market share to 5 % in two years –...

Budget 2015: Auto industry bets on softer interest rates to propel growth

Budget 2015: Auto industry bets on softer interest rates to propel growth

Mar 3, 2015

NEW DELHI: Passenger car sales increased about 7% in February as major manufacturers looked forward to softer interest rates to propel demand in 2015 after no direct incentives were proposed for the automobile industry in the Union Budget to improve sentiment and help post growth in the current financial year after two consecutive years of decline. via Budget...

Car, SUV sales grow 8% in Feb owing to marriage season, lower fuel prices

Car, SUV sales grow 8% in Feb owing to marriage season, lower fuel prices

Mar 3, 2015

New models such as Hyundai i20 elite, Maruti Celerio, Tata Zest and Honda City have seen a spurt in demand via Car, SUV sales grow 8% in Feb owing to marriage season, lower fuel prices | Business Standard...

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,...

BMW India to partner with local suppliers

BMW India to partner with local suppliers

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 Force Motors Ltd, ZF Hero Chassis, Draexlmaier India, Tenneco Automotive India, Valeo India, Mahle Behr and Lear India. These will be used to source components such as door panels,...