The construction of roads in India: an ambitious but necessary project

The construction of roads in India: an ambitious but necessary project

Sep 19, 2014

India is home to the second largest road network in the world. However, despite the quantity, the country lacks in quality road infrastructure. This article discusses the measures introduced by the newly elected BJP government, through the EPC and BOT model and ponders the pros and cons of both models. As per records of the year 2013, the Indian road network is...

Diu gets a dedicated cycle track

Diu gets a dedicated cycle track

Sep 18, 2014

India’s second smallest union territory, Diu, has created dedicated cycling tracks to promote ecotourism and preserve its fragile ecosystem. Protected bicycle lanes will reduce pollution and commuting time and up the quality of life. India will need to depend on cleaner alternatives such a better bicycle infrastructure, especially in bustling urban areas, to...

Railways to focus on a cost-effective, indigenised TCAS

Railways to focus on a cost-effective, indigenised TCAS

Sep 17, 2014

India has come up with an advanced ‘Train Collision Avoidance System’ that is likely to be installed post its successful trial on tracks near Hyderabad to prevent accidents. The indigenous technology assumes significance in the wake of the rising number of rail accidents at unmanned rail crossings in India. The Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) will be...

Luxury car market expected to grow: competition fierce

Luxury car market expected to grow: competition fierce

Sep 16, 2014

The luxury car market in India is expected to grow up to 20 % in the next 5-7 years. This article discusses the factors which have resulted in the growth of the luxury car segment in the country. Moreover, it discusses the upcoming new launches of various brands such as Audi, Mercedez-Benz and BMW. Will the luxury car makers continue to succeed? The questions...

“Boosting private investment in the Indian railways: the Cape Town Convention way” by Nitin Sarin, B.A., LL.B., LL.M. (Air & Space Law)

“Boosting private investment in the Indian railways: the Cape Town Convention way” by Nitin Sarin, B.A., LL.B., LL.M. (Air & Space Law)

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. Whether persons or cargo, all find their way to be transported by some sort of rail transport in India. Apart from that, train stations have become iconic eco systems in themselves,...

Construction of world’s tallest railway bridge in Manipur

Construction of world’s tallest railway bridge in Manipur

Sep 12, 2014

Located near Noney, the construction of the world's tallest railway bridge in Manipur has begun. The bridge will connect the capital of Manipur with the broad gauge network of the country. While it is an impressive and ambitious project, there are also a lot of logistics involved. If the Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organisation can hit their...