Michelin’s circular economy strategy

Michelin’s circular economy strategy

Oct 24, 2014

Michelin’s 4R strategy of reduce, reuse, recycle and renew is consistent with its motto of sustainability mobility. At Michelin India’s conference in Delhi earlier this year, Dominique Aimon, Vice President of Technical and Scientific Communication, Michelin Group, said the group’s ‘circular economy strategy’ will be the way forward with the rapid globalization...

Indian Railways cleaning spree

Indian Railways cleaning spree

Oct 23, 2014

Cleanliness has always been an issue with Indian trains and stations. The newly elected government recently announced the bio-toilet campaign. Now, it has decided to use track cleaning machines in order to help maintain cleanliness on the tracks. This article discusses the various nuances and details of the track cleaning machines.   One of the largest...

NHAI road sector boost

NHAI road sector boost

Oct 22, 2014

The new government considers the development of road infrastructure integral to its ‘revive India’ agenda. The NHAI will relax road construction norms to boost the lagging road sector and push the stalled projects forward. As the economic progress of a country clearly hinges on the optimal use of its resources, Gadkari has decided to replace bitumen with cement...

Volkswagen and Skoda rethink India strategy

Volkswagen and Skoda rethink India strategy

Oct 21, 2014

The Volkswagen–Skoda cross-badging has not brought the benefits the companies hoped it would in India. The formidable German–Czech alliance has almost led to a cannibalisation of sorts. The group’s sales have fallen 19 percent from last year. These auto companies will have to achieve enough product differentiation by re-designing the portfolio and reworking the...

ETC system by end of year

ETC system by end of year

Oct 20, 2014

NHAI has partnered with ICICI and Axis Banks to help with e-tolling proposed along India’s highways. India is all set to build an extensive network of highways spanning the country and this system is expected to facilitate easier toll collection. ETC will involve RFID tags and transceivers. The first interoperable RFID-based toll system was launched at the...

NE to benefit from improved connectivity

NE to benefit from improved connectivity

Oct 17, 2014

The lack of economic infrastructure has hampered the growth of India’s beautiful North Eastern region, with vast untapped potential, to a great extent. Gadkari has emphasised the need to get the region out of its geo-political isolation by allocating funds for the construction of roads to improve connectivity and the quality of life of the people and to get the...