Centres will be linked to central server through software to be procured from Keltron

To ensure testing centres follow emission norms

The sight of cattle and other animals being transported in pathetic conditions will be a thing of the past with the Kerala government notifying stringent rules for livestock transportation.

‘Poor response’ from the two Corporations to request for plan

Aim is to ensure that funds do not lapse

The State has decided to set up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to operate and manage the buses procured with 80 per cent financial assistance from the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

State-level RPMC and 14 city RPMC’s to be set up

A Reforms and Performance Management Cell (RPMC) at the State-level; 14 city RPMCs; preparation of State capacity building plan and integrated city plan; and appurtenant peri-urban area are the highlights of the Rs.49-crore city plan proposals cleared under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for Kerala.

Cabinet to take a decision on proposal soon

Five special purpose vehicles (SPVs) will be floated to operate and manage 400 low-floor buses to be procured under the extended Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme for 12 districts in the State.

Mission will provide funds for support infrastructure too

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) has sanctioned another 400 buses for the State to be operated under the JNNURM extended scheme.

Kerala has been asked to set up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for operating and managing the buses procured by the State with assistance of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Setting up the SPV is the main condition put forward to the Local Self-Government Department by the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) on Urban Infrastructure and Governance to release the first tranche of funds for the JNNURM extended scheme.

Solar power will be used to ensure uninterrupted power supply to 384 level crossing gates in Thiruvananthapuram railway division as part of the Railway’s energy conservation measures.

The first solar powered level crossing gate at Neyattinkara in the Thiruvananthapuram-Kanyakumari section has already started functioning. This comes close on the heels of the solar power initiative inaugurated at Tiruvalla railway station. The railway division has chalked out a plan to run all the 384 level crossing gates with solar power and to become the first division to have all the level crossing gates solar powered, Divisional Railway Manager Rajesh Agrawal says.