User: divya_rrs Topic: Bombay
Category: Traffic Woes
Last updated: Jan 21 2018 24:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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State steps in to cut mishaps on Mumbai-Pune e-way 20.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Highway to be realigned, 12-km bypass will cut distance
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'Bhajan mandalis' cannot be stopped from playing in Mumbai locals: Goyal 14.1.2018 General News
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday that the bhajan mandalis, groups of music artistes who play devotional songs in Mumbai trains, would not be banned even if they did create noise pollution."They are an institution; they are as much a part of Indian Railways as the railways itself. I am not in a mood to stop these bhajan mandalis. Those few who are very concerned about their noise possibly metro may be a better travel mode or some other way," the minister said here after attending an event at Bombay Stock Exchange."It will be very unfair on me [my part] to kill the legacy or something which is very intrinsic to Mumbai. There are already many activists also who want to stop all the processions of dahi-handi, Ganesh Chaturthi and all the procession of Eid. We are not amongst that [them]. We want to encourage India's rich culture and heritage," Goyal added.The singing groups have had a few run-ins with the authorities in the past.Last year, the Railway authorities even ...
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Bhogi celebrations smoke hits flight, rail services in Chennai 13.1.2018 General News
Early morning smog in the city and its neighbourhoods impacted rail and air traffic, as burning on the occasion of Bhogi affected visibility, officials said. Southern Railway officials said "most" inter-city and inter-state trains arriving here suffered delays of "an average of 30-40 minutes," while outbound trains ran slow. Suburban rail services were also delayed by about half an hour but resumed normal operations by around 9 AM, they added. Airport officials said over 40 international and domestic services suffered cancellation and delay starting around 4 AM today, with flight operations finally resuming around 9.30 AM when the first service was operated to Mumbai. Two flights bound for Sharjah and Doha were cancelled and the passengers were provided accommodation in the city. As many as 42 services, both arriving and departing, suffered delays ranging from three and a half to four hours, following the thick cover of smoke and poor visibility, they said. Earlier, 18 ...
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No respite for parking woes anytime soon 13.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
For the past one-and-half years, the city's first multi-storey car parking near Mahalaxmi temple in south Mumbai has remained as the elevators of the parking facility became non-functional and could not be repaired due to the nonavailability of spare parts. The parking facility can accommodate 240 cars at a time and it was city's first multi-storey robotic car parking facility. However, due to its closure, the area now sees huge parking chaos especially during evening peak hours. According to locals, devotees who visit Mahalaxmi temple are forced to park along the road. Sarita Patil, Bhartiya Janta Party corporator from ward number 214 said, "Whenever I enquired about the delay in starting the facility, officials had similar reply of elevators problem." An official from BMC's traffic department said, "We are working on a plan to renovate the facility and a meeting on the same was held in the first week of January." Article ...
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India to have 10,000 seaplanes in next 2 years: Gadkari 11.1.2018 General News
Urging the state governments to adopt new modes of transport like waterways, Union minister Nitin Gadkari today announced that 10,000 seaplanes would be brought into operation in the country over the next two years. He also said that in the next three months, rules and regulations would be put in place for operating seaplanes in the country. "The state governments should take to new modes of transportation, including inland waterways to avoid pollution and related issues arising out of road transport," the minister said. He was speaking at the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony of the new bridge on Versova creek that will connect Mumbai to Ahmedabad. The project is worth Rs 3,000 crore. "Around 10,000 seaplanes would be brought into the country in the next two years. Within the next three months, rules and regulations would be put in place for (operating) seaplanes. Trials were recently taken in the sea in Mumbai. This will bring a new method of transport," Gadkari said. The Road ..
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Mangaluru: Mishap averted as plane aborts takeoff at last minute 11.1.2018 General News
An accident was averted at the Mangaluru Airport on Thursday after the Air Traffic Control (ATC) spotted an empty tractor on the runway when a Jet Airways flight was about to take off.According to Air Traffic Control sources, "an empty tractor was parked for cutting grass at the end of the runway when the Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight was about to take off. Following, which the take-off was suspended".After spotting the tractor, which was deployed for cutting grass, the ATC officials immediately suspended the flight's take-off.Meanwhile, all the passengers and crew were reported to be safe.
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Airport capacity shortage a roadblock for overseas foray into India 10.1.2018 Business Standard: Today
Limited bilateral flying rights another challenge for airlines; Major airports like Delhi and Mumbai are choked with air traffic, restricting addition of new flights
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Beijing rolls out test road for automatic driving 6.1.2018 General News
Beijing is setting up a test road for automatic driving in the city's south eastern Yizhuang economic development area, authorities have said. Traffic signals, signs and road markings in the area will be transformed so autonomous vehicles can identify them easily, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport. The commission also said the construction timetable has yet to be determined, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. In December, the city government issued guidelines to accelerate road testing for automatic driving, making clear the main and branch routes as well as traffic light intersections are included in testing. Autonomous vehicles must pass indoor testing before hitting the road. Test drivers should bear legal liability if there are accidents during road testing. Beijing has built a complete industrial chain for automatic driving and become a hub for automatic driving technology, talent and companies. The commission said road testing will ...
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Developer challenges in HC denial of permission for floating 5.1.2018 General News
A city-based private developer has approached the Bombay High Court challenging denial of permission for constructing a floating hotel and a jetty near Nariman Point in south Mumbai. Rashmi Development Pvt Ltd has moved the court against the decision of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and a high court-appointed committee. The project has got no-objection certificate from the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), Western Naval Command, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Coast Guard, the petition stated. In May last year, the court-appointed a three-member panel comprising the Mumbai Police Commissioner, the municipal commissioner and the chairperson of the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee, which rejected the proposal. The court set up the committee in 2015 to regulate construction activity along the famous Marine Drive promenade. The panel rejected the proposal and forwarded its decision to the BMC saying the ..
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Pune Cycle Plan gets a boost 5.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The Pune Cycle Plan has got a boost with the civic body of Maharashtras cultural capital inking a deal with Ofo, the worlds first and largest station-free app based bike-sharing platform. Prepared with support from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, the Pune Cycle Plan sets out to create the necessary infrastructure for proper cycle tracks, a city-wide cycle network, seamless public sharing bicycle schemes and development of cycle promotion activities for encouraging the use of this eco-friendly mode of transport. Mobility has become a major civic issue in Pune recently as facilities for public commuting have not kept pace with the citys growth. As per Pune Municipal Corporations Environment Status Report 2016-17, with 700 private vehicles being added to the roads every day, the citys vehicle population is now equal to its human population. This rapid rise in vehicular traffic is leading to air pollution, health problems, accidents, and wastage of time in traffic congestion. ...
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Worrying signs: Coal demand falls sharply 4.1.2018 DNA: Top News
India's demand-supply gap of coal has widened from 15.5 million tonnes during 2015-16 to 55.3 MT during 2016-17, a massive jump of 256.77% sparked by shrinking industrial production, the government has admitted. The revelation comes at a time when Central Ministers have been countering the Opposition's charges of economic slowdown. The Ministry of Coal has, in its presentation to a parliamentary panel, said the gap is not due to shortfall in availability of coal, but due to a subdued demand from various sectors. A 31-member parliamentary panel led by BJP's Rahesk Singh felt concerned that there is a steady decline in the supply of coal to non-regulated sectors like steel, cement, sponge and iron. The government admitted before the panel that these sectors had to face a bad patch for consecutive years, leading to less dispatches of coal. Also, it was found that cement plants had been using petroleum coke, derived from oil refining process and having high pollution content, as a substitute of coal. ...
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60 detained, 17 cases registered in Navi Mumbai 4.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Navi Mumbai: Sixty people were detained and 17 cases were registered on Wednesday, while road and rail blockades, and stone-pelting incidents brought the city to a standstill. While there were heavy ...
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Trains hit, dabbawalas suspend services 4.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Say they were heckled on their routes
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How Bengaluru’s transport systems moved in 2017 3.1.2018 Citizen Matters
Metro works are progressing fast, while BMTC is adding more buses. All in all, the scene looks bright on paper. Here is a round up of mobility issues of Bengaluru in 2017. ...
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IITs can develop tools like passenger drones to ease traffic: Jayant Sinha 31.12.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Noting that drones are being used extensively today for various applications like delivery, surveillance, and mapping, among others, Sinha said
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Pace of traffic lower than Mumbai, Delhi: survey 29.12.2017 Hindu: News
Bengaluru has the lowest pace of traffic, slower than New Delhi (25 km/hr) and Mumbai (20.7 km/hr), a year-end study by online cab transport company Ola, has found. In fact, the city’s traffic pace h...
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Pending work on NH8 to resume on January 11 28.12.2017 Hindu: News
Focus on Mumbai-Ahmedabad stretch
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Vehicular bane 24.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The number of vehicles registered in Mumbai has reportedly crossed 30 lakh from 20 lakh five years ago
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Infra handicap, fuel price rise may trouble domestic aviation 20.12.2017 Hindu: Business
Deceleration of 800 bps to be seen in five fiscals through 2022, says Crisil
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Domestic air traffic growth may have peaked out, says Crisil 20.12.2017 All Companies Stories
CRISIL Research expects the average price of crude oil to be $50-$55 per barrel over the next five financial years
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