passenger transport

Russian chopper sets altitude record

August 27th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, August 27 (IANS/ RIA Novosti) A Russian helicopter set a new world altitude record Monday, the final day of the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championships near Moscow, rotorcraft maker Russian ... Read more...

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ADB offers $150 mn loan to improve railway system

July 10th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered $150 million loan for expansion of railway tracks and improving overall service.The programme will help India improve rail ... Read more...

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‘Government should encourage competition in transport sector’

February 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The government should take active steps to encourage competition in the transport sector to allow passengers to benefit from low costs and greeater choices, consumer ... Read more...

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Nine dead after pleasure boat sinks in Moscow

August 1st, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Eight people have been confirmed dead and a ninth person is presumed to have drowned after a pleasure boat collided with a cargo barge and sank in the ... Read more...

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Peru bans smoking in public buildings

January 16th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Jan 16 (IANS/EFE) Peru has banned smoking in all public buildings, according to a decree published in the official gazette.The executive order, which was signed by President Alan Garcia, toughens previous ... Read more...

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Hypersonic jets that fly at five times the speed of sound

November 5th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) NASA is planning to build hypersonic jets that would travel at five times the speed of sound and bring in a new age of aircraft. It would reduce ... Read more...

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Soon: ‘Hypersonic’ passenger jets that travel at 5 times the speed of sound

November 5th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): Sydney may soon be just 2 hours 30 mins away from New York compared to 21 hours it is now, for NASA is planning to develop 'hypersonic' passenger ... Read more...

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Soon, fly on ‘hover-plane’ that combines propellers with fixed wings

September 30th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 30 (ANI): European company Eurocopter has unveiled a new high-speed 'hover-plane' that combines helicopter propellers with fixed wings.The revolutionary winged helicopter is called the X3 Hybrid Helicraft.The half-plane, half-helicopter design ... Read more...

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Prince Harry chooses to fly Apache attack helicopters

May 7th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Third-in-line to the British throne Prince Harry has chosen to fly Apache attack helicopters, a decision that could mean he will be making a rapid return to ... Read more...

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China launches ID-based rail ticket system

January 22nd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) China has launched a new system to issue railway tickets based on passengers' identity, a move aimed at curbing illegal ticket sales during the peak travel season of ... Read more...

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Volvo buses set for slow drive on bumpy road

March 10th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 10 (IANS) Volvo Buses India Ltd, which posted a robust 115 percent growth in 2008, is aiming a slower growth this calendar year due to the economic slowdown and fund ... Read more...

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Volkswagen may launch ‘one-litre’ eco car by 2010

July 3rd, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 3 (ANI): Volkswagen may be set to launch their super-economic and ultra-efficient microcar which is capable of travelling 100km on just one litre of fuel - as early as ... Read more...

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‘Moitree Express’ gets Cabinet’s approval

April 11th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for entering into an agreement between the Governments of India and Bangladesh for running of the 'Moitree Express' passenger ... Read more...

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