Revenue from rail freight traffic is increasingly bearing the burden of the cost of passenger traffic. In a high fixed cost industry like the railways this amplifies the impact of a downturn in freight movement on overall revenue. But will the constitution of a Rail Tariff Authority help the Railway Board implement tariff revisions that will bring some order to the finances of the railways?
The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor is one of the largest urban infrastructure development projects of recent times. Here we take an in-depth look at the plan that promises to change the face of India’s urban landscape
Multi-pronged initiatives are envisaged for the India: Hydrocarbon Vision-2025 with principal objectives to: ensure oil security, improve customer service, develop a competitive industry, enhance quality of life, and assure energy security.
As cities are growing in terms of population and physical size, their contributions to national GDP are also increasing due to increased economic activities in urban areas. Now in many countries the contribution of cities to national GDP is 80 percent or more of the total GDP.
The mobility projections in this Transport Outlook indicate that global passenger transport volumes in 2050 could be up to 2.5 times as large as in 2010, and freight volumes could grow by a factor of four. Emissions of CO2 grow more slowly because of increasing energy efficiency, but may nevertheless more than double.