Aurionpro selected as Haryana Roadways’ e-ticketing partner

IT services provider Aurionpro said it has won a “strategic order” from Haryana State Transport Department — the biggest operator of bus services in the state — to implement an automatic fare collection system on a revenue share basis. The system will be ‘open loop’, which means that it will not issue its own tokens, […]

RIL takes controlling stake in pod transportation co

In what is probably the company’s most fanciful investment to date, India’s largest private sector company Reliance Industries has taken a controlling stake in a US-based futuristic transportation company. skyTran Inc is developing a technology to transport people using pods that are kept in the air by a magnetic force from below. RIL, which was […]

Indian Railways passenger traffic falls 99% due to COVID-19

India’s train passenger numbers are down nearly 99% for the five months from April to August, while freight volumes are down only 13% during the same period, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today. “Owing to the discontinuance of passenger services after the introduction of the lockdown to contain COVID-19 pandemic, upto the end of August, […]

Indian Railways sees 4% jump in passenger reservations in 2016-17

Indian Railways saw an increase of 3.91% in the total number of reserved bookings in the financial year ended March 2017, according to data from the ministry of railways. A total of 52.35 cr (523 mln) passengers were booked in the reserved category during the year, reflecting the continued demand for long-distance rail travel. In comparison, […]

Kerala girl secretly films man who masturbates in front of her in train

A man who was looking for some cheap thrills on a train in Kerala got more than what he bargained for after the girl he was masturbating in front of secretly recorded the entire incident and uploaded it on social media. The incident is reported to have taken place on the Amritsar-Kochuveli express between Aleppey and […]

‘Nirbhaya scheme’ for women’s transport security at standstill

A well-publicized scheme for ensuring security for women in public road transport unveiled in the wake of the brutal ‘Nirbhaya’ rape and murder of in December 2012 seems to have ground to a halt in the absence of political will. According to the ministry of road transport and highways, only Rs 1.43 cr was spent on the ‘Security […]

L&T wins 500 cr building automation contract for Doha Metro

One of Larsen & Toubro’s units in the United Arab Emirates has won a Rs 500-cr order to supply building automation and control systems for 37 stations of the upcoming Doha Metro in Qatar, the company said. The contract involves installation, testing, integration, commissioning and 5 years of maintenance of the system. “The Frame Agreement […]

BEST bus users can now pay using Freecharge and Ridlr

Freecharge, owned by Snapdeal, said users of BEST public transport buses in Mumbai can pay for their tickets using its wallet service. This has been achieved by tying up with Ridlr, the official mobile ticketing app partner of BEST. “BEST commuters can now pay for their bus tickets and monthly passes digitally, saving them the […]

SML Isuzu launches new buses for corporate, tour category

Commercial vehicle manufacturer SML Isuzu Ltd. said it launched two new passenger vehicles — Executive Lx coach and Ecomax Bus — to its commercial passenger vehicles category today. The Executive Lx Coach will seat 18 passengers plus two and has pushback reclining seats. It is designed for the tours & travel operators and staff shuttle operations. […]

Jet Airways launches daily flights from Bengaluru to Singapore

Jet Airways said it is launching a daily direct flight from Bengaluru to Singapore from 14th December, further expanding its connectivity across the ASEAN region. The new flight will offer passengers from Hyderabad, Mangaluru, Coimbatore and Thiruvananthapuram connectivity to Singapore via Bengaluru. “This service has been introduced in response to growing demand on this sector, […]

SpiceJet introduces three new Boeing 737-800 for connecting main metros

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet said it was introducing three new Boeing 737-800 jets as it ramped up its operations for the winter by introducing 8 new flights and an equal number of new connections. With the introduction of the new and additional flights, SpiceJet will operate 334 flights a day. The Boeing 737 is an American short-to […]

SpiceJet offers 12% off on flights to Dubai

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet said it is offering a flat 12% discount on flights between India and Dubai. The discount will be applicable for flights between Dubai and any of the Indian cities Kozhikode, Kochi, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Mangalore. Customers can avail this offer by using a promo code –´TRAVEL12´– while booking. Booking can be done […]

GoAir offers students 5% off, extra baggage allowance for students

Low-cost carrier GoAir has launched a new promotion — Smart Student Fare– which offers discounts and extra baggage allowance for students. Students will get 5% discount on base fare and excess baggage allowance up to 25Kgs while travelling on GoAir carriers. The scheme is applicable only for students above the age of 12 years who […]

L&T Construction wins Rs 3799 Cr railway order

Larsen & Tubro said the transportation infrastructure business of L&T construction won a contract worth Rs 3,799 cr from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. This contract has been secured by a consortium of Larsen and Toubro Ltd and Sojitz Corp.,Japan. Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) is a special purpose […]