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The timetable, to be introduced by the national transporter once the coronavirus situation stabilises.(Unsplash)

New ‘zero-based timetable’ to reduce average travel time in long distance trains by 30 mins-6 hours

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The Railways’ new “zero-based timetable”, once introduced, will cut down travel time in long distance trains between 30 minutes and six hours on an average.
Work in progress on the Parwanoo-Solan highway widening project on Friday. The National Highway Authority of India plans to complete work on it by December this year.(HT Photo)
Work in progress on the Parwanoo-Solan highway widening project on Friday. The National Highway Authority of India plans to complete work on it by December this year.(HT Photo)

Widening of Parwanoo-Solan highway in Himachal hits Covid hurdle, set to miss second deadline

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 04:27 PM IST
IN THE SLOW LANE Work started in 2015 but lack of coordination and labour shortage amid pandemic are roadblocks in journey to completion
As work from home begins to become more common, it is important to remember that we are more than just our job titles.(iStock)
As work from home begins to become more common, it is important to remember that we are more than just our job titles.(iStock)

How small changes helped me stay focused on my goals during the lockdown

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 10:18 AM IST
“Finding a balance between work and our interests is the key to staying productive and motivated, and all it takes is a bit of planning and discipline”—writes the Chief Creative Officer of a global marketing firm, in this deeply personal account.
The second Vande Bharat Express, which will run on the high traffic Delhi-Katra route, will begin operations before the festival season(HT File (Representative Image))
The second Vande Bharat Express, which will run on the high traffic Delhi-Katra route, will begin operations before the festival season(HT File (Representative Image))

Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express to begin operations before festival season

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:21 PM IST
The Delhi-Katra route was chosen by the Railway Board in a bid to capitalise on the high traffic volume owing to the Vaishno Devi temple pilgrimage.
A view of the Rao Tula Ram flyover at Munirka, New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
A view of the Rao Tula Ram flyover at Munirka, New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Signage not ready, new RTR flyover will not open this month

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 05:49 AM IST
The PWD had earlier aimed for a June-end opening. Officials of the PWD – the agency that constructed the flyover – said the facility would be inaugurated next month.
The coastal road project was scrutinised under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification and the BMC held several public hearings to discuss it, Khambata told the court.(HT Photo)
The coastal road project was scrutinised under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification and the BMC held several public hearings to discuss it, Khambata told the court.(HT Photo)

No illegalities in coastal road project: BMC to HC

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 03:43 AM IST
The coastal road, part of the eastern freeway plan, will start at Princess Street flyover and end at Worli-end of the Bandra Worli Sea Link.
Traffic experts say drawing dedicated traffic plans for choke points is the only way to ease traffic in the city.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Traffic experts say drawing dedicated traffic plans for choke points is the only way to ease traffic in the city.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Fixing Delhi’s worst traffic congested areas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 07:24 AM IST
The Delhi Traffic Police has identified 25 of the most congested small stretches across the city and is preparing dedicated traffic circulation plans for each of them to clear bottlenecks.
The flyover branches out of Munirka flyover and ends before Army Hospital near Subroto Park close to National Highway-8.(HT Photo)
The flyover branches out of Munirka flyover and ends before Army Hospital near Subroto Park close to National Highway-8.(HT Photo)

New RTR flyover: Trial runs to start this week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 05:25 AM IST
PWD officials said the trial run will be conducted under restricted conditions during peak traffic hours in the morning and evening to check the load bearing capacity of the new facility.
Though the government is yet to give a date for the inauguration, officials said that the facility is likely to be inaugurated by the end of this month.(HT Photo)
Though the government is yet to give a date for the inauguration, officials said that the facility is likely to be inaugurated by the end of this month.(HT Photo)

Save 20 mins travelling from South Delhi to IGIA soon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 07:46 AM IST
A 2.7km three-lane flyover parallel to the existing RTR flyover — which has missed at least six deadlines over almost three years — will be ready for use in the next ten days, Public Works Department (PWD) officials said.
The Greater Noida authority in its 114th board meeting Friday approved a 14km Metro link that will directly connect the national capital with Greater Noida, via the Blue Line(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Greater Noida authority in its 114th board meeting Friday approved a 14km Metro link that will directly connect the national capital with Greater Noida, via the Blue Line(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Direct Metro link between Delhi and Greater Noida cleared

Greater Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 10:12 AM IST
The 14km link will run parallel to the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, once it branches out from the Botanical Garden Metro station.
In spite of foot over bridges being a choice, people seen walking on railway tracks near Shivajinagar station on Monday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
In spite of foot over bridges being a choice, people seen walking on railway tracks near Shivajinagar station on Monday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Central Railway Pune division has seen 2,127 track trespassing deaths in 6.3 years. What next?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Besides enforcing rules, railway department is also creating awareness on following safety rules
The four-lane flyover (right) was completed in 136 days.Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO(HT Photo)
The four-lane flyover (right) was completed in 136 days.Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO(HT Photo)

Flyover at Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan eases bottleneck

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 11:20 AM IST
Till now, the stretch in front of Subroto Park on NH-8 would see major traffic snarls and commuters travelling between Gurugram and Delhi faced a harrowing time crossing the nearly two-km long stretch between Parade Road crossing and Dhaula Kuan.
The Indian Railways will soon be able to add two more passenger coaches to Rajdhani and other air-conditioned express trains.(HT File Photo)
The Indian Railways will soon be able to add two more passenger coaches to Rajdhani and other air-conditioned express trains.(HT File Photo)

Coming soon: Faster, more spacious Rajdhani trains

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 07:31 AM IST
The Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) of the Indian Railways certified the twin-engine operation on express trains on February 7.
A view of the construction of the RRTS project on the Delhi-Meerut Road in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
A view of the construction of the RRTS project on the Delhi-Meerut Road in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Budget: Rs 1,000 crore boost for rapid rail project for faster connectivity to NCR cities

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 12:27 PM IST
The NCRTC is geared up to start the civil construction work on the first 82km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor for which the ground work is already underway.
The new railway lane requires at least 1,300 hectares of land from Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik district. As per the proposal, the 231-km track will have 21 stations.(HT PHOTO)
The new railway lane requires at least 1,300 hectares of land from Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik district. As per the proposal, the 231-km track will have 21 stations.(HT PHOTO)

Pune-Nashik rail work to start in February, says Patil

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 03:49 PM IST
The new line with a length of 231 km will be connect the two fastest growing cities in the state. The Central Railway has sanctioned the project with an estimated cost of Rs 7500 crore and project is expected to be completed in 2022. 
Sewri will be one of the places along the east coast of the city which will get a makeoker.(HT Photo)
Sewri will be one of the places along the east coast of the city which will get a makeoker.(HT Photo)

East coast calling: Marina, inland water transport hub in the works

Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman and Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 12:20 AM IST
MbPT to convert stretch into tourist zone; Gadkari to conduct bhoomijujan on Saturday
Touted to be the future of commuting, the hyperloop transports people in a pod-like compartment which traverses a tube at super high-speed.(HT Photo)
Touted to be the future of commuting, the hyperloop transports people in a pod-like compartment which traverses a tube at super high-speed.(HT Photo)

Swiss twist for Pune-Mumbai hyperloop: Global firms can now bid to challenge Virgin One

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 05:15 PM IST
The state government’s Urban development department, in a notification issued on November 2, declared the Pune-Mumbai hyperloop project as a public infrastructure project with international consortium - DP World FZE and Virgin Hyperloop One - as the original project proponents. 
The traffic movement on the corridor was analysed by SPA as part of a study on traffic behaviour at merging sections.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The traffic movement on the corridor was analysed by SPA as part of a study on traffic behaviour at merging sections.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Need to stop planning road projects in isolation: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia and Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2018 03:05 AM IST
Time gained from widening of NH-24 is lost because of traffic bottleneck at Sarai Kale Khan, the study found.
Asiad bronze medallist and winner of the Silver medal(team) at the World Championship 2018 South Korea in 10M Air Pistol event, Abhishek Verma was received with garlands and his car was followed by a convoy of cars by his family, friends and proud fans alike, on Monday.(Vijay Verma/PTI)
Asiad bronze medallist and winner of the Silver medal(team) at the World Championship 2018 South Korea in 10M Air Pistol event, Abhishek Verma was received with garlands and his car was followed by a convoy of cars by his family, friends and proud fans alike, on Monday.(Vijay Verma/PTI)

Shooter Abhishek Verma receives a hero’s welcome

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:45 PM IST
Asian Games Bronze medallist Abhishek Verma speaks about his proud moment of winning medal for the country and choosing shooting over law.
Uber has shortlisted five countries — India, Japan, Australia, Brazil and France — and one of them will become the first Uber Air City outside of the US.(AP)
Uber has shortlisted five countries — India, Japan, Australia, Brazil and France — and one of them will become the first Uber Air City outside of the US.(AP)

Air taxi to cut travel time in Mumbai by 90%: Uber

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 11:25 PM IST
Uber had named Dallas and Los Angeles in the US as the first two cities for the commercial launch of its aerial taxi service by 2023 and has been on the lookout to select an international city as its third partner.
The researchers concluded that wider internet access on trains had caused a “blurring of boundaries” between life at home and work for the workforce.(Unsplash)
The researchers concluded that wider internet access on trains had caused a “blurring of boundaries” between life at home and work for the workforce.(Unsplash)

Why emails sent during commute should count as working hours

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 10:52 AM IST
A new study argues that emails sent during commute time should be counted within overall working hours of an employee.
Huge crowd during rush hour at Parel Railway Station in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Huge crowd during rush hour at Parel Railway Station in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

One in four Indians willing to take pay cut to shorten travel to work

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 05:03 PM IST
Around 47% of a survey’s Indian respondents felt more productive at work with a shorter commute time, and 48% preferred a shorter commute so they don’t get tired.
The study assigns value to the time people spend travelling.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The study assigns value to the time people spend travelling.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai ready to pay 179 more to travel an hour less

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2018 01:16 AM IST
The study assigns value to the time people spend travelling
Use of mobile phone either supplements or complements travel behaviour, which has an impact on the reduction of travel demand.(Pic for representation/REUTERS)
Use of mobile phone either supplements or complements travel behaviour, which has an impact on the reduction of travel demand.(Pic for representation/REUTERS)

Your mobile phone decides how you travel: IIT-B Survey

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Out of 1,123 Mumbaiites surveyed by the two-member team at IIT-B, 48.7% owned a smartphone and 32.1% had internet pack of more than 1GB
A senior official of the MSRDC confirmed the development on Tuesday and said that the toll collection will continue till 2045 as the utility needs money to fund the proposed 13.3 kilometre bypass stretch of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway between Khopoli and Kusgaon.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A senior official of the MSRDC confirmed the development on Tuesday and said that the toll collection will continue till 2045 as the utility needs money to fund the proposed 13.3 kilometre bypass stretch of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway between Khopoli and Kusgaon.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Pune-Mumbai expressway toll to continue till 2045, increase in rate every three years

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 02:44 PM IST
MSRDC officials said that the bids for the project were opened last week and it was found that Afcons Infrastructure and Navyuga Engineering emerged as the lowest bidders for viaducts and tunnels respectively. The estimated cost of the project is 4,797.57 crore.
Residents have been awaiting the completion of the project for six years, as there is heavy congestion on the Noida-Dadri route.(HT Photo)
Residents have been awaiting the completion of the project for six years, as there is heavy congestion on the Noida-Dadri route.(HT Photo)

Dadri railway overbridge to be ready by July-end

By Kapil Datta, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 10:40 PM IST
Administration officials said the priority is to make the overbridge functional as soon as possible.
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari says through a new highway alignment between Delhi and Mumbai, the government would bring down the land acquisition cost from Rs 7 crore per hectare to Rs 70-80 lakh per hectare.(HT file photo for representation)
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari says through a new highway alignment between Delhi and Mumbai, the government would bring down the land acquisition cost from Rs 7 crore per hectare to Rs 70-80 lakh per hectare.(HT file photo for representation)

New expressway to reduce Delhi-Mumbai travel time to 11 hours, says Nitin Gadkari

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 06:16 PM IST
The expressway, built at a cost of around Rs 1 lakh crore, will be completely access controlled and would significantly reduce travel time between the two cities.
The water transport has been planned from Nerul to Bhau Cha Dhakka and Nerul and Mandwa for which, a jetty will have to be constructed at Nerul.(HT File/Representational Image)
The water transport has been planned from Nerul to Bhau Cha Dhakka and Nerul and Mandwa for which, a jetty will have to be constructed at Nerul.(HT File/Representational Image)

Boost for RoRo water transport project: Bombay HC allows Cidco to replant mangroves in Nerul

Hindustan Times | By G. Mohiuddin Jeddy, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 05:05 PM IST
The sanction will boost the RoRo project for water transport from Mumbai and Raigad.
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is planning to construct a toll plaza on the proposed 13.3 kilometre bypass stretch of the Pune-Mumbai expressway between Khopoli and Kusgaon.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is planning to construct a toll plaza on the proposed 13.3 kilometre bypass stretch of the Pune-Mumbai expressway between Khopoli and Kusgaon.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

New proposed bypass stretch on Pune-Mumbai expressway will have tolls

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2018 03:00 PM IST
MSRDC, the nodal agency for the project, has decided to charge toll on the proposed bypass for 15 years from 2030 to 2045 to recover the project cost of rS 4,797 crore.
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