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“Boosting private investment in the Indian railways” by Nitin Sarin

Posted by on 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....

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Articles

Volkswagen and Skoda rethink India strategy

Posted by on 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...

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Reports

Indian Railways going green

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014

The IROAL has proposed a solar energy project to meet the internal needs of Indian Railways. It is expected that this project would be underway in a few months. Opting for...

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News

Diesel deregulation may boost commercial vehicle sales going ahead

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014

After having witnessed its longest ever slowdown, the commercial vehicle industry is now hoping for a recovery with cut in diesel prices, along with signs of improvement in the...

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Mercedes India on a launching spree

Mercedes India on a launching spree

Oct 14, 2014

As part of its new India strategy, in January 2014, Mercedes-Benz India had announced the company’s intention to launch ten new models by the end of the year. Looking to maintain its double-digit growth the company reported in 2013, Eberhard Kern said, “Last year was our year of offensive. We wanted to catch up and we did, so this year will be the year of...

Japanese auto component firms eye bigger pie of Indian market

Japanese auto component firms eye bigger pie of Indian market

Oct 13, 2014

“We are here as we have a future in India,” said Kazuhisa Takai, vice president at Sakura Autoparts India Pvt. Ltd. Takai’s firm is one of eight Japanese auto component firms setting up manufacturing facilities in the outskirts of Chennai for India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd’s second factory in the region. via Japanese auto component firms eye bigger pie of Indian...

Popularity of lighter shades: One in every two cars sold in India is painted white

Popularity of lighter shades: One in every two cars sold in India is painted white

Oct 13, 2014

NEW DELHI: India’s famed love affair with colours that are bright and loud fades away when its citizens make the choice while buying their cars. Indians seem to prefer lighter colours for their machines, with one in every two cars sold in the country painted in white and over a quarter of the buyers opting silver or gray shades. via Popularity of lighter...

Continental sees demand for bias tyres for HCVs continuing in India, to make car and SUV tyres too

Continental sees demand for bias tyres for HCVs continuing in India, to make car and SUV tyres too

Oct 13, 2014

Tyre maker Continental India believes that despite the heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) industry gradually moving towards the use of radial tyres, demand for bias tyres will continues to exist in the country for some time to come. via Continental sees demand for bias tyres for HCVs continuing in India, to make car and SUV tyres...

Japan to help Modi realise his ‘vision’

Japan to help Modi realise his ‘vision’

Oct 13, 2014

Prime Minister Modi’s recent maiden 5-day visit to Japan was fruitful in more ways than one. The ties have ‘blossomed’ say analysts with Modi bringing Japan promising investments worth 3.5 trillion yen in India in the next five years. The decisive leaders’ strategic dialogue has shaped a novel paradigm for cooperation. Modi’s dream of high-speed bullet trains...

NHAI to set up entity for unfinished road projects

NHAI to set up entity for unfinished road projects

Oct 13, 2014

The National Highways Authority of India has proposed the establishment of an asset management company, in order to fasten the delayed highway projects. The delay was mainly due to a lack of finances from private developers and financial institutions. This entity would aim to gather funds through government aid and public private partnership (PPP) mode. This...

Thales wins contract to help ensure rail safety

Thales wins contract to help ensure rail safety

Oct 10, 2014

The new government led by PM Modi considers railway safety a key focus area on its revive India agenda. The French Thales Group has been awarded the ~INR29 crore ($4.7 million) contract to install the train protection warning system (TPWS) on the Basin Bridge-Arakonam in Tamil Nadu. “A total of 169 signals in the Basin Bridge-Arakonam section will be...

Truck rentals make smart recovery in September

Truck rentals make smart recovery in September

Oct 9, 2014

CHENNAI : As against a drop of 2%-3% last month, truck rentals have made a smart recovery during September with an increase of 4%-5% on trunk routes . The arrivals of vegetable and fruit commodities into APMCs have gone up by 10%-15% and SME manufacturing units despatched over 15%-20% more goods / products into trading centres to create extra stocks for the...