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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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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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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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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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Musk plans 240-km per hour city travel at just $1 18.5.2018 General News
SpaceX and The Boring Company CEO Elon Musk has for the first time revealed his concept for a personalised mass transit system or "Loop" that will carry 16 people and travel at 240 km per hour for a fare of just $1.
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Amol Palekar supports Save BEST movement 17.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
City needs more mass transit, says veteran actor
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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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‘Contract for standard-floor buses will not be awarded’ 15.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
DTC, Delhi govt assure High Court
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DTC, AAP govt assures HC that contract for standard floor buses will not be awarded 14.5.2018 General News
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and the AAP government today assured the High Court here that no contract for standard floor buses would be awarded till May 23, in the backdrop of objections that they were not disabled-friendly. The assurance was given as a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar appeared inclined to stay the entire tender floated on March 15 for procurement of 1,000 standard floor buses (SFBs). The court was of the view that exclusion of disabled persons from accessing public transport was "glaring on the face of it" as the SFBs were not easily accessible by handicapped persons and the elderly. Taking note of the views of the bench, the DTC and the Delhi government assured it that the contract under the tender, which was opened on May 10, would not be awarded till the next date of hearing on May 23. The court said that DTC and the government would be bound by the statement. The order came on a fresh PIL moved by Nipun Malhotra ...
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Meet 6 passionate cyclists – one of them’s gonna be Bengaluru’s first Bicycle Mayor! 14.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A passionate environmentalist and cyclist who has earned the nickname ‘Go Green Rao’ for his years of activism, another deeply inspired by the French culture of cycling and its implications for urban health, a sustainable »
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Qualitative improvement sought in public transport 14.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Transportation experts lay stress on comfort, safety, and crew behaviour
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With growth gathering pace, NBFCs will grow faster: Muthoot Capital MD 13.5.2018 Hindu: Industry
Demand will rise with improvement in macro-economic indicators, normal monsoons, says Muthoot Capital MD
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More women will work if there's daycare for kids, safer transportation 13.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
About 51% of Indian women aged 15-49 were anaemic
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Elon Musk promises free rides through tunnel, but to where? 12.5.2018 Latest News
Boring has since sought approval to dig a similar experimental tunnel that would run for 2.7 miles beneath the busy west side of Los Angeles proper but has yet to break ground there
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London Bans Junk Food Ads On Public Transport To Fight Child Obesity 12.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
London plans to ban junk food advertising on its entire public transport network to tackle child obesity, which is among the highest in Europe, Mayor Sadiq Kahn said on Friday.
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Citizens’ demands are reflecting in manifestos of BJP and Congress, but is it enough? 11.5.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
For many, manifestos have become a hackneyed political tool replete with vague, recycled promises
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Examine Delhi govt's proposal to purchase electric buses: SC to EPCA 9.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today asked the Environment Pollution Control Authority to examine the Delhi government's proposal for using part of the Rs 999.25 crore collected from environment compensation charge (ECC) to buy semi-low floor fully electric buses to tackle pollution and improve public transport. The Arvind Kejriwal government informed a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that Delhi transport minister has directed the utilisation of ECC for the people's benefit by spending it on environmental projects, including the purchase of 960 semi-low floor fully electric buses. "You (EPCA) look into it as to whether it is good or not," the bench said and asked the EPCA to file its report. The counsel for the Delhi government said the proposal was pending for approval of the Cabinet, which was scheduled to meet at the end of this month. In its response filed in the court, the Delhi government said advocate Aparajita Singh, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae, had told
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