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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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Budget and premium cars – how rational is a buyer’s choice?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

Is buying a car about affordable, comfortable travel, or is it about being the ‘proud’ owner of a car from a luxury brand? India is home to a plethora of budget and premium cars...

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

Posted by on 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...

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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,...

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...

Mercedes Benz set to increase sales by 50 per cent in India

Mercedes Benz set to increase sales by 50 per cent in India

Feb 27, 2015

 German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes Benz, is well on its way to increase sales by 50 per cent due to the launch of new generation cars (NGC).   The new generation cars which include luxury hatchback A-Class and B-Class, the sedan CLA and sports utility vehicle GLA, have attracted more customers to the brand. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO...