Noida Eyes Metro Man Sreedharan For Rail Company

Noida Eyes Metro Man Sreedharan For Rail Company

The Noida authority on Thursday said it will rope in ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan to give shape to the Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC). NMRC’s first mega project will be building a 29-kilometer-long metro link to connect Noida’s City Center to Greater Noida’s Bodaki. This 29-km-long Metro project will require a budget of Rs. 5,000 crore, officials said. “We have written a letter to E Sreedharan requesting him to be on board as an advisor for NMRC. Since he has vast experience of building and running Metro network, his guidance to NMRC will be crucial and valuable for us,” Rama Raman, chief executive officer (CEO) of Noida authority told Hindustan Times on Thursday. The Uttar Pradesh state Cabinet is likely give its approval to NMRC in the upcoming Assembly session, officials hoped. The Cabinet has already given its in-principal approval to NMRC, which is likely to be formed with an initial capital of `1,000 crore. “Once the state cabinet approves the proposal pertaining to NMRC formation, it will be sent for further approvals by the Center. We want an expert like Sreedharan as an advisor so that Noida Metro Rail Company’s quality of work is at par with that of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation that had built the Delhi Metro,” Raman said. The Noida authority officials maintained that once Sreedharan is roped in several other international experts will be brought on board for the Noida Metro Rail Company. “Sreedharan has become a brand associated with DMRC, which has a huge experience. His vision and expert skills will speed-up the NMRC work,” said another authority official, requesting anonymity. E Sreedharan’s spokesperson, however, told Hindustan Times, “Let a letter from the Noida authority first come. He will then be able to comment on the issue.”UP’s two industrial authorities — the Noida and Greater Noida authority — will have 70:30 stake in NMRC. Last week, UP governor BL Joshi had honoured Sreedharan with an honorary doctorate degree in Noida. As of now Sreedharan is working as the principal advisor to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

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Commercial Activity: Asia’s Biggest Road Safety And Parking Solution Expo Intertraffic To Be Held In Greater Noida From October 3

Commercial Activity: Asia’s Biggest Road Safety And Parking Solution Expo Intertraffic To Be Held In Greater Noida From October 3

More than 120 companies with expertise on traffic safety, Intelligent Transport System (ITS), traffic management development, road infrastructure, Safety and parking from world over will showcase their products and technologies at the three day Intertraffic-India exhibition to be held in India Expo Centre in Greater Noida from October 3, 2013. It will be inaugurated by Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Oscar Fernandes.
“Traffic Safety Expo ‘Intertraffic’ being jointly organized by the International Road Federation (IRF) and Amsterdam RAI for the second time in the country along with the 8th IRF Regional Conference on “Road Infrastructure for Safe mobility”will feature the latest and most innovative road safety solutions from both local and international exhibitors. The aim of the event is to improve understanding among key players and stakeholders of how the latest technological advancements and best practices can assist in accident reduction and encourage more responsible attitudes to road usage that will lead to a safer driving environment” said Mr K.K.Kapila, Chairman, International Road Federation (IRF) .
“About 500 road safety experts from across the world will take part in the three day global conference and expo will showcase and discuss all capabilities of advanced technologies and road traffic regulation using technological devices, control systems, communication and navigation devices, driver training systems, and will give a complete idea of the modern road safety industry and its development prospects. The ‘expo’ will also help to promote high-end technologies and modern road traffic safety devices, traffic control systems and facilities as well as driver and passengers’ safety systems for the purpose of reducing the number of accidents and death rate due to road traffic accidents in the country” said Mr Kapila .
“Ïndia has the highest number of Fatal road accidents 1.42 lakh in the world . India accounts for 10 per cent of the total road accidents in the World. This Expo and seminar will address critical issues of safter roads, better engineering of roads. It will also discuss Problems of safe road engineering on highways including Yamuna Expressway“said Mr Kapila
About 120 companies from 20 countries including Austria, US, Germany, UK France, Canada, China, Norway, Russia, Sweden and many others will take part in the exhibition, in addition to those from India. The major highlight will be display of the latest state of the art parking technologies as parking is becoming a major problem in the entire country, especially in metro cities. Four major automatic parking technology system companies are taking part in the exhibition.
The latest road safety technologies that will be displayed during the exhibition will include Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Access Control, Barriers, Vehicle Detection, Speed Cameras, License Plate Recognition, Vehicle Classification, Fibre Optics, Road Signs, Highway Infrastructure, latest parking technologies, Paving & Footway, Junction Control Systems, Road Building, Road Marking & Equipment, Street Lighting, Accident, Pollution, Traffic Simulation, Parking, Pay & Display, Traffic Management, Display Systems, Traffic Monitoring, and Traffic Control Signalling.

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Govt Policy: Noida, Greater Noida To Become Medical Education Hub: UP Chief Secretary

Govt Policy: Noida, Greater Noida To Become Medical Education Hub: UP Chief Secretary

Hindustan Times Greater Noida, September 01, 2013

Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Javed Usmani on Sunday said that twin cities Noida and Greater Noida are set to emerge into ‘a hub of medical education’, with two state-of-the-art medical institutions – a pediatric institute in Noida, and a medical university in Greater Noida becoming operational this year.
“These two institutions one each in Noida and Greater Noida will provide best of the medical professionals to UP, which, as of now lacks adequate staff at its government hospitals across the state. The UP government is likely to recruit about 500 doctors to improve services at various government hospitals,” said Usmani while visiting Greater Noida medical university on Sunday morning.
The twin cities Noida and Greater Noida have over 70 engineering and management colleges attracting students from all over India and other countries. Students from around 30 countries such as Iraq, Botswana, Uganda, Ukraine, Nigeria, Syria, China, Vietnam and other countries are studying at Noida and Greater Noida colleges.
Funded by Noida and Greater Noida Authority, the Gautam Buddha University (GBU) is spread over a 511-acre campus. The university, which started in 2008, has become a global university by signing MoU’s with foreign universities such as the Queensland University of Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University and Sheffield Hallam University.
Apart from GBU, Greater Noida houses total seven universities including a recently opened medical university.
“The city already has earned a tag of being an educational city. New government institutions for medical courses will further help twin cities in offering best education in medical field,” said an official at Greater Noida authority.
Officials said that once all formalities are completed, the medical university and Noida’s pediatric institute will start its first session.
“The UP government is likely to recruit required staff and provide adequate resources to run education sessions at both institutions. Officials need to pull up their socks to ensure better services at Noida and Greater Noida hospitals,” said Usmani, who was angry with shortage of staff and other necessary facilities at both hospitals.

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