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JSW Steel supplies high-quality TMT Rebars for metro-rail projects

JSW Steel, the flagship business of $14 billion JSW Group, during October and November supplied more than 30,000 metric tonne high quality JSW Neosteel TMT Rebars towards construction of metro projects in various Indian c...

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Bounce India with Knight Frank to launch its first trampoline theme park

International property consultant Knight Frank India has played the role of a transaction advisor in assisting Australian indoor trampoline theme park brand ‘Bounce Inc’ in making its foray into India and opening its first venue at Infiniti Mall at Malad in Mumbai.The first-of-a-kind theme park will be spread...

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L&T Construction bags contracts worth Rs 10 billion to Rs 25 billion

The construction arm of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured orders from prestigious clients across various Indian states for its varied businesses.Power transmission and distribution: The business has ...

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NARSI Group unveils its next-gen, state-of-the-art factory at Navi Mumbai

After successfully executing a variety of projects for a highly discerning clientele like Amazon, Infosys, Google, Tata and so on, Narsi Group has launched its magnificent, state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facili...

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Sweden-India Transport Innovation & Safety (SITIS) platform established

Leading Indian companies and institutes with expertise in safety have come together to form the Sweden-India Transport Innovation & Safety (SITIS) platform as a long-term platform for innovation and a centre for excel...

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Embassy Services offers services to transform the traditional office landscape

Recent reports from agencies reveal that the office segment in realty business is consistently a preferred investment asset class. Office parks across seven cities including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderaba...

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DCW simplifies digital transformation for the construction industry

Digital Construction Works (DCW), a new digital automation, integration, and digital twinning services and fit-for-purpose solutions company formed by Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group, will help revolutionise ...

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Wienerberger announces investment of Rs 300 million in its factory in Kunigal

Wienerberger AG, the €3.3 bn global player in the construction sector, has announced to invest Rs 300 million in its Kunigal factory, located in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. The announcement was made by Christof D...

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Trimble India hosts CXO Conclave in Mumbai

Trimble Solutions India, a subsidiary of US-headquartered, NASDAQ listed Trimble Inc, hosted a CXO conclave in Mumbai on November 28, 2019. In line with the conclave theme ‘Future of Construction’, Trimble showcased its l...

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HAIQU unveils the world’s largest seamless quartz slabs in Mumbai

HAIQU, an engineered quartz surfaces brand, has unveiled the world’s largest seamless quartz slabs in Mumbai. Quartz is one of the hardest materials on the planet. Engineered Quartz surfaces use a scientifically calibrate...

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Government plans on investing Rs 100 trillion on greenfield, brownfield projects

As reported, in tune to the government’s ambitious USD 5 trillion economy goal, the Centre has launched a series of infrastructure projects with the aim of enhancing investment in the sector by Rs 100 trillion – over the next five years. Reportedly, India’s economic pe...

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Total Real Estate Loan Equals $93 bn, over 62 per cent completely stress-free

Over 62 per cent or approximately USD 58 billion of the total loan advances (USD 93 billion) to Indian real estate by banks and NBFCs/HFCs is currently completely stress-free, reveals a study by ANAROCK Capital. Another 22 per cent (approximately USD 21 billion) is under some pressure but can potentially be resolv...

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Swiss-based Zurich Airport International AG to develop Jewar airport

Outbidding Indian companies such as DIAL and Adani, Zurich Airport International AG has reportedly been awarded the contract to design, develop and operate the international airport at Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar in Noid...

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Government of Odisha launches Make in Odisha 2020

Odisha Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Patnaik has announced the countdown to ‘Make in Odisha 2020’ and launched the eighth phase of ground-breaking industrial projects as Odisha continues with its unprecedented indust...

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Highbar Technocrat rolls out IoT solution for construction asset management

 Highbar Technocrat unveiled its new offering in the form of optimised IoT (Internet of Things) solution for construction asset management (CAM). Since the construction industry involves the usage of a wide variety of equipment, ranging from colossal engineering vehicles ...

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Uttar Pradesh: WABAG signs “One City One Operator Contract” for sewage works

VA TECH WABAG (WABAG) has signed contracts worth Rs 14.77 billion to operate, maintain and manage the sewage treatment and network infrastructure in the cities of Agra and Ghaziabad for a period of 10 years, extendable for an additional period of 5 years using under the “One City, One Operator” model. Read More


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The cement arm of the JSW Group aims to ramp up capacity by 2023

JSW Cement is at present aiming to grow its cement manufacturing capacity to 25 MTPA by 2023. Its current capacity is 14 MTPA. One of the key enablers of its targeted 25 MTPA capacity growth is various projects being undertaken at its subsidiary, Shiva Cement, in Odisha. Upon achieving this capacity target, JSW Ce...

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Schneider Electric launches Bengaluru Smart Factory – its Second in India

 Schneider Electric recently announced the launch of its Smart Factory in Bengaluru. This is the second such facility by Schneider Electric in India which demonstrates how the company’s EcoStruxure architecture and related suite of offerings drive process automation, increases operational efficienc...

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JSW Cement PSC has lowest global warming potential in the cement industry

JSW Cement, the producer of green cement in the country and part of the JSW Group, has received the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) by Sweden’s EPD International AB, vide EPD registration number S-P-01414, which states that its PSC cement has the lowest global warming potential in the cement...

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Hardeep Singh Puri signs MoAs with six states for Light House Projects, launches CLSS Awas Portal

As reported, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri recently signed Memorandums of Agreements (MoAs) for Light House Projects (LHPs) with six states: Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.For LHPs, the Ministry has reportedly i...

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Metro and railway works worth Rs 34 billion awarded to ITD Cementation India

ITD Cementation India, a construction major in India, recently announced through its BSE filing that the company bagged five contracts estimated to be worth over Rs 34 billion, for major infrastructure projects in the country.As reported, the company has received a total of 5 letters of a...

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BS Yediyurappa inaugurates Karnataka’s new Kalaburagi Airport

As reported, Karnataka’s Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa recently inaugurated the Kalaburagi Airport – as a part of the Indian government’s UDAN and regional connectivity scheme. The first flight from the airport to Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru departed on November 22, 2019, and was welcomed with a ...

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Jammu and Kashmir achieves country’s highest road length under PMGSY

As reported, as a part of the Union Government’s rural roads programme, Jammu and Kashmir has recently achieved the country’s highest road length this year with the completion of an estimated 11,400 km that covers around 1,838 habitations.The Centre’s scheme to promote and establish conne...

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Proparco invests $15 million in Avaada Group’s clean energy business

Avaada Energy, a leading solar project developer, has received $15 million in equity investments from Proparco, a French development finance institution, for part financing its renewable energy portfolio of the targeted 5...

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Mumbai Metro Line 3 witnesses 23rd tunnel breakthrough

Tata Projects has announced that its JV (CEC-ITD CEM-TPL) has achieved tunnel breakthrough at Dharavi, on Mumbai Metro Line 3 (Underground) alignment. The company’s tunnel boring machine (TBM) – Krishna-1 completed tunnel...

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JLL Announces Winners of India’s Biggest Proptech Challenge

JLL, leading real estate and property investment management consultants, which is running the country’s biggest Proptech accelerator programme, JLL IDEAs along with Invest India, the national investment promotion and faci...

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Asian Paints & Sideways with St+art create a Lunar Dome at Nehru Planetarium

Starting today, visitors to the iconic Nehru Planetarium will now be able to witness the Moon in all its glory. Conceptualised by Sideways and Asian Paints, the Lunar Dome has been brought to life by artists from St+art, and will be up for viewing for the next few months. This will be one of the big...

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NBCC bags Rs 5 billion order to develop National Museum of Natural History

NBCC (India), the Government of India enterprise, has reportedly bagged a Rs 5 billion project for the development of the National Museum of Natural History in Delhi. As reported, in the company’s recent regulatory...

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Katerra Bags Vaishnavi Tech Square, Commercial Project with Vaishnavi

Following the launch of Vaishnavi Serene in Bengaluru, Katerra, the Silicon Valley based construction company, will take up another project with Vaishnavi Group. Katerra will be constructing the 521,400 square feet Vaishn...

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NHB and AFD expand funding to green and affordable housing projects

The India’s apex housing finance institution National Housing Bank (NHB), together with the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union (EU), today announced their commitment to expand allocation of resources i...

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Mahindra Happinest strengthens focus on affordable housing

Mahindra Happinest Developers (Mahindra Happinest), a joint platform between Mahindra Lifespace Developers (MLDL) and HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund-1 (HDFC Capital), has renewed its focus on affordable housing ...

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Smartworks expands footprint, signs India’s largest co-working facility

Smartworks signed a 5.00.000 sq ft space lease in an upcoming project, Amar Pristine Eighty - Three (AP83) in Koregaon Park, Pune with Amar Builders, and Pristine Properties. The facility will be operational by 2021. AP83 is the largest deal in terms of space signed by any...

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New Delhi 9th fastest-growing prime residential market globally: Knight Frank

International property consultant Knight Frank, in its latest report Prime Global Cities Index, has ranked New Delhi as the 9thfastest growing prime residential market in the world, with average luxury home prices in areas such as Greater Kailash, Vasant Vihar, Anand Niketan, Defence Colony and Green Park rising b...

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World Bank submits master plan for projects of USD 300 million in Kolkata

As reported, the World Bank has submitted a conceptual ‘master plan’ for logistical infrastructure development in the metropolitan city of Kolkata – with projects worth USD 300 million. The announcement was made by West Bengal’s Finance Minister, Amit Mitra, who addressed the audience at the Logistics Colloquium o...

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UPMRCL awards consultancy contract to TCE led consortium for Agra Metro

As reported, the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRCL) which was earlier known as the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation, has recently issued a letter of acceptance (LoA) to the consortium of Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE), 3TI Progetti Italia-Ingegneria Integrata SPA and Leap Infrasys for a contract which is...

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PM Modi to cut the ribbon for important infrastructure projects in Varanasi

As reported, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate two major national highways, which spread to a total length of 34 km, and an inland waterways project in Varanasi. The two roads have been built at a combined cost of Rs 15.71 billion – the 16.55 km long Varanasi Ring Roa...

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Gaurs Group records sale of 1,200 units worth Rs 5 billion in October.

Gaurs Group, the real estate major, booked around 1,200 units worth Rs 5 billion during the festive month of October. This is a sharp jump of about 19 per cent and 22 per cent in terms of number of units and sales value respectively as compared to last festive season wherein the company reported bookings of 1,012 ...

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Andhra Pradesh forms committee to look into Amaravati and other plans

In a bid to review and study developmental plans in Andhra Pradesh as well as the upcoming capital of Amaravati, the state government has reportedly set up a committee consisting of five members – urban planning experts. They have been charged with the responsibility to analyse the project plans that have been imple...

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AIIB Investment in India nears $3 billion

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has ramped up its investments in India with a total in-country financing now standing at $2.9 billion.Two of its most recent projects – approved by AIIB’s Board of Di...

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Four coastal projects worth Rs 2 billion to come up in Goa after Centre’s approval

As reported, as a part of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan (ICZMP), the Central Government has given the go-ahead for four coastal projects in the state of Goa. Worth Rs 2 billion, these projects include sand dune parks, erosion or accretion assessment study, waste to energy plant, and documentation of ...

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Post years of delay, construction to kick off on DMRC’s Phase IV Project soon

As reported, following a delay of over three years, the construction of Delhi Metros’ Phase IV Project will soon be underway – expectedly by the end of November. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) Phase IV Project will consist of six corridors that will total to around 104 km. The...

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KEC International wins new orders of Rs 22.55 billion

KEC International, the global infrastructure EPC major, part of the RPG Group, has secured new orders of Rs 22.55 billion across its various businesses. The awarded contracts are listed below: Transmission & Distribution: The business has secured orders of Rs 8.85 b...

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Indian firms win maximum number of safety ‘Oscars’ this year

In a major boost to workplace safety in India, Indian companies recently won the maximum number of Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour safety awards given by the British Safety Council. Among the 84 global organisations which were awarded the Sword of Honour, 41 were Indian. Nine global companies we...

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L&T Construction awarded contracts for its various businesses worth Rs 10-25 billion

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders from numerous clients across various Indian states for its varied businesses. As per the company’s project classifications, the contracts fall in the ‘significant’ category which values between Rs 10 billion to Rs 25 billion.  <...

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Tata Projects completes 1000-bed Medanta Hospital in Lucknow

Tata Projects, one of India’s fastest growing and most admired infrastructure companies, recently completed and handed over Lucknow’s 1000-bed Medanta Hospital, which was thereafter inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Ut...

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Wabtec Wins Drill Motor Deal with Megha Engineering & Infrastructure

Wabtec and infrastructure company Megha Engineering & Infrastructure (MEIL) announced an agreement for 143 AC drill motors to support an upcoming onshore rig replacement project for India’s state-owned petroleum explorer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC). The deal will support ONGC in its efforts to repl...

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Expected delay in projects in Delhi-NCR region post construction ban

Adding to the air pollution woes of India, the national capital of the country recently turned into a gas chamber – with a jump in Air Quality Index (AQI) of over 900, crossing the ‘severe plus’ category in various regions. The Delhi Government responded to the massive deterioration in the quality of air by declar...

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Telangana boosts development in state with upcoming industrial parks project

As reported, the IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao recently inaugurated the TIF-MSME Green Industrial Park which is located at Dandumalkapur in the state of Telangana. The first of its kind park has been built in a joint collaboration between the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) w...

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FCPE hails Centre’s Rs 250 billion funding boost for the real estate sector

As reported, Forum for People’s Collective Efforts (FPCE) has positively responded to the government’s decision to create a Rs 250 billion fund to provide aid to around 1,600 stalled real estate projects that can now be completed. The body has, however, put across conditions that include the formation of home-buye...

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North East Frontier Railway to install LED lights for railway coaches

In its quest to improve the lighting – from the conventional installations – in the railway coaches, North East Frontier Railway has reportedly laid down plans to replace existing incandescent lamps and CFL lights inside ...

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Telangana: 511 bridges sanctioned at a cost of Rs 24.95 billion

As reported, the Telangana Government, in a bid to improve the state’s road infrastructure, has spent around Rs 120 billion towards developing better connectivity across the region since its conception. Earlier, the government had reportedly sanctioned Rs 24.95 billion for the constr...

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Tata Power, Rockefeller Foundation boost renewable microgrid electricity in India

Tata Power and The Rockefeller Foundation recently announced the launch of a major new initiative to set up microgrids, which will address one of the most pervasive challenges in modern India: the lack of access to affordable, reliable electricity for millions of rural homes and enterprises. By scaling up an innov...

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India to get its first four-deck transport structure in Nagpur

The city of Nagpur is reportedly set to be home to the country’s first four-deck transport structure at Kamptee road – which will be the first level. The Nagpur-Bhopal railway line is second followed by a 5.3 km flyover that will receive sanctions of Rs 5.35 billion from NHAI and will be below the metro viaduct wh...

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NHRCL expedites works for upcoming Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project

The National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHRCL) has set the ball rolling on fast-tracking the pre-construction work of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train that stretches across 508 km. The High-Speed-Rail (HSR) line is estimated to cost Rs 1.08 trillion and will be expected to become functional by 2023 following th...

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Cutting Downtime!

Coal mining is the most important sector of the mining equipment market followed by iron ore and then limestone, according to Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice-President and Head, Volvo CE India. “Between 2015 and 2020, Coal India has targeted almost doubling its output to 1 billion tonne,” continues Krishan...

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ENR Top International Design and Contractors Recognition Ceremony

Once again this year, ENGINEERING NEWS-RECORD (ENR) associated with CW to recognise the Top International Design Firms and Top International Contractors at the CONSTRUCTION WORLD Global Awards. ENR is well-known for its ranking of the top 225 international design firms and the top 250 international co...

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India plans spending of Rs 1 trillion to develop airport infrastructure by 2024

As reported, in a bid to boost its economic growth, India is considering setting up around 100 airports by 2024 with a dedicated investment of around Rs 1 trillion towards the development of the sector. The proposal also includes the addition of 1,000 new routes which would aid in the connectivity of smaller towns...

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Cutting Downtime!

CW explores the use of bigger machines in mining and features that contribute to productivity.Coal mining is the most important sector of the mining equipment market followed by iron ore and then limestone, according to Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice President and Head, Volvo CE India. “...

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We have invested in four projects with a total equity investment of Rs 2.05 bn

Incorporated in 2016, the Sagarmala Development Company Ltd (SDCL), which is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Shipping, focuses on providing equity investments for projects across road, rail, logistics and port infrastructure as part of the Sagarmala programme. In the past few months, Dilip Kumar ...

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For our Structures business, India is becoming our second most important market globally

The $10-trillion construction sector is expected to become the third largest market by 2030, contributing around 15 per cent to GDP and achievingthe highest employability after the agriculture sector. The conducive policy ecosystem, FDI and ambitious projects, like smart cities, industrial corridors and Housing for ...

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