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Rs 1 hike is Rs 3.5 lakh burden on Rajasthan Roadways 22.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The petrol and diesel price rise has affected all sections of the society. In past few days, there has been a constant rise in the fuel rates. On Tuesday, the rate of petrol in the city is Rs 79.66 per litre. Everybody is now expecting that in coming days, the rate of petrol may touch Rs 80 per litre.  The worst affected by the price hike are the public transportation services. With elections around the corner, the state-run transport companies may not increase the fare. However, each day with the increasing diesel price, Rajasthan Roadways is getting hit. Sources informed that there is need of 3.5 lakh litres of fuel per day in Rajasthan Roadways. With the increase of Rs 1, the financial burden increases by Rs 3.5 lakhs. As such, now with the constant increase in price, the burden is continuously increasing.  However, since this is an election year, sources informed that till now there are no talks of the increase in fare yet. Roadways is already fighting to come out of its poor financial condition. The ...
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Metro must keep prices low, say experts 22.5.2018 Hindu: Home
At a time when cities in Germany are contemplating offering public transport services free of charge, in the city the Metro Rail fares are one of the
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Some object to Metro Transit ad-clad pink bus 21.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
With the increasing commercialization of transit vehicles, it was only a matter of time before some riders objected to the advertising message of one of Metro Transit's buses or light rail cars.
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Himachal CM prefers public transport for commuting 21.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues on Monday opted for public transport vehicles for commuting to attend functions here related to President Ram Nath Kovind's events.
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Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Chinese battery maker BYD Ltd. approached Southern California officials in 2008 touting ambitious plans to build electric cars, local politicians jumped at the promise of thousands of jobs and cleaner air.  

In the nine years since, agencies have awarded BYD grants, subsidies and public contracts...

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IMC plans to run buses on bio-fuel made from vegetable waste 20.5.2018 General News
The industrial hub of Indore, popular for its mouth-watering 'poha' and other snacks, is in a spic and span form after bagging the cleanest city tag in the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' for the second year. For better waste management, the city civic body plans to run public transport buses on the bio-Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) made from the vegetable waste. "We have set up a bio-methanation plant at the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Fruits and Vegetables Market. The plant can convert about 20 tonnes of waste into 1,000 kg of bio-CNG," said Asad Warsi, the Indore Municipal Corporation's (IMC) consultant under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Tests were being conducted to run some auto rickshaws on the bio-CNG fuel, he said. If the results are promising, then the plan is to run 20 buses on this fuel in the initial phase, he said, adding that these vehicles are so far being run on the normal CNG. "The bio-GNG is expected to be cheaper by Rs 5 as compared to the normal CNG. Therefore, with ...
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Highway building, water bodies construction can go hand in hand: Gadkari 20.5.2018 General News
A programme to push construction of water bodies in drought-prone areas in lieu of soil excavated to be used in highway building has come in handy to create 2,841 tmc of storage capacity in Buldana district of Maharashtra, which could have cost around Rs 43 crore to the state, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said. A pilot project in drought-prone Buldana district is underway to usges ensuring water, jobs and infrastructure to people, Gadkari reveale earth materials excavated from 202 sites, where ponds and water bodies are being dug and desilted, for 12 highway projects in the district, Gadkari, who holds multiple portfolios, including highways and water resources, told PTI. The project will benefit at least 112 villaed. Enthused by the results of the pilot project, Gadkari exuded confidence that such a model can be replicated successfully in states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh which battle with acute water shortage. Around 12 highways projects are underway .
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UM Lohia plans to drive in new bikes, expand sales network 20.5.2018 General News
UM Motorcycles, the joint venture between US-based UM International and Lohia Auto, plans to launch new models, including electric bikes, and expand sales network as part of its plans to expand business in the country. The company is also working to enhance its production capacity by setting up a new plant in Hyderabad, which would be mainly utilised to cater to the demand from southern and western regions. "In September this year we plan to launch a 230 cc bike. Before that we will also launch two variants of existing products. Over the next two years we plan to launch a 450cc and a 650cc bike. So by 2020 we will have a product portfolio ranging from 230 cc to 650 cc," UM Lohia Two Wheelers CEO Rajeev Mishra told PTI. The company currently sells four products -- Renegade Commando Classic, Renegade Commando Mojave, Renegade Commando and Renegade Sports S in the country, priced between Rs 1.59 lakh and Rs 1.95 lakh (ex-showroom). Mishra said that in order to cater to enhanced demand ...
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Hyderabad Metro stations to have electric vehicle charging points 19.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Hyderabad Metro stations to have electric vehicle charging points
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How scooters are helping Haryana's women get to work 19.5.2018 Latest News
One of the reasons why Haryana has the lowest female labour force participation is the lack of reliable, safe and cheap public transportation
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China's Xi urges end to waste and irrational consumption in eco push: Xinhua 19.5.2018 Reuters: World News
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping said the country must fight against waste and irrational consumption as it bids to reverse the damage done to its environment after decades of breakneck growth, the official Xinhua news agency reported on ...
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Normal life affected in Kashmir due to strike call by separatists 19.5.2018 General News
Normal life was affected in Kashmir today due to strike called by separatists demanding resolution of the Kashmir issue during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state, even as authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the city to maintain law and order. Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments in Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - remained shut, a police official said. He said while public transport was off the roads, private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were seen plying in many areas of the city. The official said reports of shutdown were received from other district headquarters of the Valley too. Separatists under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) asked people to observe a complete shutdown and march to Lal Chowk city centre to convey to the prime minister their demand for resolution of the Kashmir issue. To foil the march to Lal Chowk, authorities imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPC in seven police ...
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Hyd Metro stations to have electric vehicle charging points 19.5.2018 General News
As part of its commitment to provide eco-friendly green services, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations would be set up at the Metro stations here by the the L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad). A contract had been signed with the Powergrid Corporation of India to promote EV Charging Stations at metro stations, LTMRHL said in a release here today. "To start with, Powergrid shall develop charging stations at Miyapur and Dr. B R Ambedkar Balanagar Metro Stations, it said. Powergrid shall subsequently develop EV charging stations across the entire metro corridors. "We are committed to provide best in class eco-friendly green Metro services to the citizens of Hyderabad and this is a step in that direction," LTMRHL MD & CEO KVB Reddy said.
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Elon Musk doesn’t want anyone slowing down his plan to dig tunnels under Los Angeles 19.5.2018 Washington Post
Elon Musk doesn’t want anyone slowing down his plan to dig tunnels under Los Angeles
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Environmental activists submit recommendations on NCAP draft 17.5.2018 General News
Various green groups today submitted their recommendations to the environment ministry on the draft National Clean Air Programme, which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution, calling for polluting sectors such as industry and coal thermal power plants to be brought under its regulation. The NCAP is only a "paper tiger" without time bound targets, Clean Air Collective- network, an umbrella organisation of 80 groups, including farmers' and citizens groups, said, as it sent its 20-point recommendations on the draft NCAP, which was put up on environment ministry's website for public comments. The draft has been framed by the ministry with an overall objective of a comprehensive management plan for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution, besides augmenting the air quality monitoring network across the country. The collective also recommended the coverage of NCAP should not just be limited to the list of 100 cities as mentioned in the concept note and should be ...
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CM’s visit affects normal life 17.5.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswamy’s two hours visit to inaugurate the Police Museum on the State Bank Road near the Coimbatore Railway junction h
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Union Cabinet approves extension of Blue Line 17.5.2018 Hindu: Home
The 6.67 km corridor will extend it to Noida Electronic City
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Cabinet approves extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Sector-62, Noida Uttar Pradesh 16.5.2018 General News
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Boost to Metro connectivity 16.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In a major boost to public transport infrastructure in NOIDA, the Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Sector-62, Noida Uttar Pradesh covering a length of 6.675 k.m. at the total completion cost of Rs.1,967 crores.
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Centre approves extension of Delhi Metro corridor 16.5.2018 General News
In an order to boost public transport infrastructure, the Union Cabinet has approved an extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Sector-62, Noida in Uttar Pradesh.The extension will cover a length of 6.675 k.m. at the total completion cost of Rs.1,967 crores.The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was also present there, announced the approvals.The Government of India liability will be Rs. 340.60 crore on account of Grant and Subordinate Debt.The extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Noida Sector 62 is the extension to Dwarka-Noida City Centre line of Delhi Metro system which will result into people being assured about their mobility and thus more people will like to move to this satellite town of Delhi, thus decongesting Delhi.The population of Noida and people of surrounding areas will be benefitted by the extended line.At the project site, approximately 800 staff including Engineers ...
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