Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Britain may have invented the steam locomotive and Germany the electric tram but Japan can viably claim to be the original home of high-speed rail travel. In 1964, Japan Railways Group unveiled the first Shinkansen or “bullet train” rail service. In the intervening half-century, the network has blossomed…

China’s elevated ‘straddle bus’ hit the roads

China’s elevated ‘straddle bus’ hit the roads

The Transit Elevated Bus, to give it its official title, is designed to help combat gridlock by letting passengers soar over the tops of cars on the increasingly congested roads of China’s major cities. The test run was conducted on a 300 metre-long controlled track, separate from road traffic. Each 72-foot-long vehicle can…

Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry having one great run

Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry having one great run

In 2009, 4,48,000 arrivals were recorded, while in 2015 it had grown by a little over 300 p.c. to 17, 98, 380 visitors. Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has witnessed a rapid growth both in terms of tourist arrivals and earnings. In 2009, the year in which the…

MMBL to partner Colombo, Tuticorin ferry service

MMBL to partner Colombo, Tuticorin ferry service

MMBL-Pathfinder Group is currently in negotiation with a Scandinavian firm with a view to introducing a ferry cum…

Himalaya Airlines launches inaugural flight to Colombo

Himalaya Airlines launches inaugural flight to Colombo

Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture airline, launched its first commercial flight with a direct flight to Colombo,…

India-Sri Lanka bridge on cards: Nitin Gadkari

India-Sri Lanka bridge on cards: Nitin Gadkari

India and Sri Lanka could soon finalise an agreement for building a bridge connecting both the countries, union…

Japan lends $400m to Sri Lanka for airport expansion

Japan lends $400m to Sri Lanka for airport expansion

Japan has loaned $400 million to Sri Lanka to build a new terminal at the island’s main international…

Emirates to increase daily flights to Colombo

Emirates to increase daily flights to Colombo

Emirates, a Middle-Eastern airline, said that they would be adding an additional daily flight to Sri Lanka between…

Cyprus invites airline, shipping sector to increase ties

Cyprus invites airline, shipping sector to increase ties

Cyprus and Sri Lankan trade can be aggressively promoted to a higher-level as both countries have not looked…

Ticketing system: Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka look to Railways for help

Ticketing system: Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka look to Railways for help

  Bangladesh, Iran and Sri Lanka have sought help from the Indian Railways to implement IT solutions in…

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