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Smart highways are the road to the future

‘Smart roads’ or ‘Smart highways’ gaining ground in the developed world essentially use a suite of technologies that are intended to be both interactive...

NHAI launches new website and app to rate highways, track projects

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) launches a mobile application that will allow passengers to rate the national highways across the country. This comes in...

Maharashtra Govt’s Plastic Innovation in Road Construction

The  Maharashtra government has decided that it will now use plastic waste,other than PVC and black plastic, for the construction of roads. This will not...

Microlight hydro turbine may challenge the conventional idea of big dams

Times have turned to micro-hydel power projects — ones that generate 5-100 KW electricity using the natural flow of water. Big dams generate power when...

Online Monitoring System on 35 Thermal Plants remain uninstalled

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) today moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT), against 35 thermal power plants. These plants across the country have failed...
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