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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

Michelin’s circular economy strategy

Posted by on 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,...

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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

Road safety bill could hit ‘third-party cover’

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014

THRISSUR: The concept of ‘third-party insurance’, meant for those knocked down by moving vehicles, will be the casualty of the road transport and safety bill, 2014,...

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Recent Posts

Cutting carbon emissions at a cost

Cutting carbon emissions at a cost

Oct 16, 2014

India has often been accused of stonewalling and thwarting climate talks at various international summits. Though India’s new government seems more proactive than many of its predecessors, it has reiterated its stance saying that in a country where millions live in poverty, the focus is on growth and not the carbon footprint as of now. World leaders will meet...

Two wheelers drive Indian auto output rise

Two wheelers drive Indian auto output rise

Oct 15, 2014

Indian automakers produced 2,227,140 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers and two wheelers in September 2014, a rise of 22.45% over September 2013, but double digit growth was driven only by two wheelers. via Two wheelers drive Indian auto output...

Auto component makers expect robust growth ahead

Auto component makers expect robust growth ahead

Oct 15, 2014

The continuing rise in passenger car sales numbers for last 5 months has given auto component majors such as Montherson Sumi Systems reason enough to redraw its focus. The Noida based company earns near 80% of its revenue from outside India, primarily Germany. via Auto component makers expect robust growth ahead | Business Standard...

Government portal for vehicle data

Government portal for vehicle data

Oct 15, 2014

The Indian government wants vehicle manufacturers to upload specifications of the vehicles they sell on a portal that will serve as a digital database to provide quick and easy access to information. The new government is proposing reforms in the Road Transport and Safety Act 2014 and emphasising the need for e-governance. The Indian government has asked auto...

Nitin Gadkari wants NHAI chairman out for not ‘keeping pace’

Nitin Gadkari wants NHAI chairman out for not ‘keeping pace’

Oct 14, 2014

Highways minister Nitin Gadkari has sought the removal of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) chairman, RP Singh, whose tenure ends next June, on the ground that he was unable to keep pace with the government’s ambitious target of building 30 km of highways every day. via Nitin Gadkari wants NHAI chairman out for not ‘keeping pace’...

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...