Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Multi utility vehicles play different roles for different people and are the most widely used vehicles worldwide. As the name suggests MUV's has multi usage capabilities. With its dynamic features like high quality, ruggedness, durability, stability, reliability, looks, easy maintenance and operational economy, Multi Utility Vehicles are used extensively for private and public transport. MUV has multiple feature options that make traveling a comfortable and luxurious experience.In multi utility vehicle segment General Motors' Tavera, Toyota Innova and Mahindra Scorpio are consistently doing extremely well.

Hindustan Motor's is one of the oldest auto makers in India, and has its three successful models- Trekker, Porter and Pushpak that can take on any kind of terrain. Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is a big giant in the automotive sector in India and has conquered the insurmountable feat in India’s rural, semi-urban markets, with the introduction of its premium MUVs like Bolero and Scorpio. Scorpio is counted as one of the best MUV's because of its highly spacious interiors and ensures safety and reliability with its tuff interiors. Toyota Innova is an extremely spacious car and offers comfy sitting arrangement.

One can take his entire family out on outings and for long tours on the rugged roads and hilly areas. Innova is a big car and has good height to its credit which makes it easier for passengers move in and out in comfortable position.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


The new C 63 AMG will be at the start as the official Safety Car for the second DTM race of the season in Oschersleben (April 19/20, 2008). The top-of-the-range C-Class model with its 336 kW/ 457 hp AMG 6.3-litre V8-engine and modifications to the brakes, suspension, cooling and exhaust system is in perfect shape for its demanding task. The development and production of the C 63 AMG Safety Car was in the hands of specialists from the AMG development team and the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO.

The Safety Car operates under the aegis of the Deutscher Motor Sport Bund (DMSB - German Motor Sports Association), which has the overall responsibility for compliance with safety requirements under the rules of the DTM. The task of the C 63 AMG Safety Car is to ensure maximum safety both on and adjacent to the track in the event of an extreme situation occurring.

On the instructions of the race organisers, Safety Car driver Peter Lux must place his car at the head of the DTM field and safely lead the cars around the circuit so that hazardous situations are kept under control.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


The centre will fund the ‘viability gap’ for the Mumbai metro project, Union urban development minister Jaipal Reddy announced on Wednesday. Reiterating that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was especially focused on Mumbai, the country’s financial capital, Reddy said that the Centre would bear Rs 4,500 crore of the total cost of Rs 22,000 crore.

Reddy’s announcement, made at a city function, was welcomed by top officials connected with the project. Maharashtra has been trying for almost two years to get central sanction for the viability gap funding (VGF) for the first three corridors of the Mumbai Metro. Viability gap is the sum the government underwrites in order to make a project financially viable for the promoter.
On a visit to the city in 2006, Reddy had promised central help for the first line of the Mumbai metro which amounts to Rs 650 crore. But months had passed without a sanction. “The state government had in fact decided to go ahead with the first line and was willing to pay the VGF costs if the central funds did not flow in,’’ said officials.
The first three corridors of the Mumbai Metro will cost over Rs 22,000 crore,with the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line costing Rs 2,356 crore, the Colaba-Bandra-Mankhurd line Rs 6,000 crore and the Colaba-Bandra line over Rs 12,000 crore.
Mumbai Metro One, a special purpose vehicle, was floated to build the first corridor with Reliance Energy Limited as the major stakeholder. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and a French multinational firm, Veolia, are the other stakeholders.