IIT-Delhi to set up centre for transportation research and injury prevention | Latest News Delhi

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi will establish a Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre (TRIP-C) which will offer academic programmes and strive to develop standards for safe transport and urban mobility options in India and regions with similar socio-economic conditions.

According to officials, the centre will also train professionals who are equipped with the skills for developing and maintaining safe transport infrastructure.

The institute runs Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) since 2002 as an interdisciplinary programme. The programme was founded by Dinesh Mohan, a world-renowned expert on traffic safety and human tolerance to injury, who died

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ONICCIMA advocates expansion of Anambra roads to enhance cargo transportation

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THE Onitsha Chamber of Commerce Mines and Agriculture (ONICCIMA) has suggested the expansion of Enugu-Onitsha and Onitsha-Otuocha roads in Anambra State to enhance the functionality of the newly-completed cargo/passengers airport.

The chamber said in a press statement sent to The ICIR on Monday that the state government should engage aviation and related authorities to cordon off airplane pathways that would not harbour residential buildings or developments.

“The entrance to the Airport from the Umunya axis of the Enugu-Onitsha expressway does not befit the status of international Cargo/Passenger Airport especially

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Pune airport handled domestic transportation of over 10 crore Covishield doses till May 27: AAI | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Pune airport has handled the transportation of more than 10 crore doses of Covishield vaccine to other cities of the country till May 27, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) stated on Thursday.
Pune Airport has been playing its role dedicatedly as the hub for the distribution of Serum Institute’s Covidshield vaccine across India, the AAI’s statement noted.
The Centre-run AAI owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country, including the one in Pune.
“More than 10 crore doses of Covid vaccine from January 12 till May 27, approximately 9,052 Pieces (approx. 2,89,465 wgt. in
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Raipur airport handled transportation of 530 oxygen cylinders between April 9 and May 17: AAI

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New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) The Raipur airport has handled the transportation of 530 oxygen cylinders by the Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft between April 9 and May 17, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said on Monday.

India has been badly hit by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and hospitals in several states have been facing shortage of oxygen, beds, drugs, vaccines and equipment.

The AAI’s statement said, ‘To overcome the oxygen crisis in the country, a total of six empty oxygen tankers (90 tonnes), 1,108 pieces of oxygen concentrators, 350 filled oxygen cylinders and 180 empty

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Amid increase in LOX transportation, Centre asks States, UTs to create pool of trained drivers

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New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): As the need for transportation of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) increased after the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Saturday asked the states and union territories to create a pool of trained drivers with adequate training, having a “hazardous cargo” license.

500 such drivers are to be made available immediately, and the number of drivers is to be increased to 2,500 in the next two months.

“As per extant rules and in consonance with the CMVR, 1989, only trained drivers with adequate training and having ‘hazardous

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Maharashtra urges Centre to airlift medical oxygen for smooth transportation

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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope speaking with media persons on Friday over the COVID-19 situation in the state.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 23 (ANI): Amid shortage of medical-grade oxygen in Maharashtra, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Friday said he does not want any obstruction in transporting oxygen from other states and want them to be airlifted by the Air Force.

“We do not want any obstruction in transporting oxygen from other states. If the filled tanker cannot be airlift, then the empty tanker should be airlifted by the Air Force,” Maharashtra Health Minister told media persons.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recognised this issue (oxygen shortage), he has informed Air Force to send the necessary help,” he

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