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...

“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...

Women’s safety on public transport – A key issue for the new government

Women’s safety on public transport – A key issue for the new government

Sep 11, 2014

The safety of women was a key issue in the recently released rail budget. The Centre will set aside $9 million to safeguard the nation’s female commuters and an additional $28 million in large cities like Mumbai and Delhi. In the state of Maharashtra, the Union government will bear half the cost of deployment of police personnel on trains and in stations...

India will spend $10.95 billion on railways this fiscal

India will spend $10.95 billion on railways this fiscal

Sep 5, 2014

The Indian government is set to spend $10.95 billion to overhaul its cash-starved rail network according to the rail budget announced in July. Though the specifics were not given, the railway minister announced that the Modi-led BJP government intends to encourage FDI and PPP to modernise the ageing transporter. Analysts believe that the Budgeted outlay is...