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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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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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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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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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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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India welcomes investment from Saudi Arabia for infrastructure projects: PM Modi

As reported, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that India is keen on promoting its cooperation with Saudi Arabia, with a major player being investments in the infrastructure sector. During his visit to the Middle Eastern country, Modi emphasised that the two nations were bringing their forces together in a b...

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India among top ten performers on World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2020 report

The World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2020 report has collated and documented the various reforms across 10 areas of business activity in 190 economies over a 12-month period ending May 1, 2019. The study is the 17th in an annual series that evaluates regulations enhancing or constraining business activity for sma...

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AAI sees the appointment of new chairman, NHAI to get new head

As reported, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is set to welcome its new chairman – Senior IAS Officer Arvind Singh was recently appointed to the post. Additionally, another major reshuffle includes Sukhbir Singh Sandhu who has been selected to head the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Read More


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Centre gives environment clearance for awaited dam project in Uttarakhand

The Centre has finally given a green nod for the Jamrani dam project in the state of Uttarakhand after it was first proposed to the government in the 1970s. 40 years after, the project which is estimated to be worth Rs 25.84 billion, is now set to gain ground at a fast pace. Reported...

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NHAI identifies projects worth Rs 8 trillion to be awarded in the next three years

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has reportedly, mapped out a pipeline of projects that will be awarded in the span of the coming three years. The identified projects are estimated to be worth Rs 8 trillion. The move comes at a time when the Finance Ministry had announced its decision in September t...

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360 infrastructure projects report cost overruns of Rs 3.88 trillion

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), charged with the responsibility of monitoring infrastructure projects worth Rs 1.5 billion or more, has released a report for June 2019 according to which – out of the total 1608 projects, more than 360 have shown cost overruns to the cost of Rs 3.88...

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India’s Fastest Growing Construction Companies Unveiled

NHAI to continue with HAM bids, as bids brought out in FY19 and FY20 have succeeded: NN Sinha, NHAI ChiefFCC to share an extensive report with NHAI on proposed resolutions to impediments received from stakeholders at the India Construction Festival.Recognised for their outstanding contribution...

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The Finance Minister announced spending of USD 1.4 trillion on infrastructure

India is set to spend USD 1.4 trillion on developing its infrastructure in the next five years, according to the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The move is seen in the backdrop of the country’s ambitious goal to become a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024. Reportedly, the Fin...

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Committee to be formed for the development of 150 minor ports in India

In order to form a national grid connecting all ports, the government has decided to form a committee that will assess the development potential of around 150 non-major ports in the country and will subsequently link them with major ports. This interlinking will aid India’s growth in terms of its export-import (EX...

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AAI and GNR to go against each other in Greater Noida Airport bidding process

The bidding process for the Greater Noida Airport has drawn the attention of the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) as well as that of the GNR group. The two entities are running the Delhi Airport in a joint venture and are now likely to bid against each other for the upcoming airport in Noida.  Read More


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PM Modi announces spending of Rs 25 trillion for developing rural infrastructure

In a bid to promote rural infrastructure development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly stated that Rs 25 trillion will be spent on all villages spread across the country to strengthen their infrastructure. As reported, the Prime Minister, during a rally in Sakoli announced tha...

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Centre prepares DPR for interlinking of Godavari and Cauvery rivers

Following talks with the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Government, the Centre is preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on interlinking the Godavari and Cauvery rivers. As reported, the Karnataka Government had allegedly sought out the Supreme Court for the construction of a dam at Meke...

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Centre explores idea of a green belt in the country to combat desertification

A 1,400 km green belt stretch is reportedly on the books as the Centre explores the idea of building something similar to the ‘Great Green Wall’ in Africa, between Gujarat and the Delhi-Haryana border. The 5 km wide belt proposal, although still at the initial stages, ...

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Government gives green nod for airport project in Kutch worth Rs 14 billion

A new commercial airport will be developed in Kutch, Gujarat, after the Union Environment Ministry gave it a green nod following consultations from a panel of experts. Estimated to be worth Rs 14 billion, the project will be built by Mundra International Airport.As reported, the environme...

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DDA to execute infrastructure projects worth Rs 2.92 billion in Dwarka

As reported, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri laid the foundation for 10 developmental projects worth Rs 2.92 billion in Dwarka, giving an impetus to civic and sports infrastructure in the city. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will take charge of executing the projects that in...

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Five vehicles fall into gap as bridge near Malanka village collapses, four injuries reported

Five vehicles plunged into the river on Sunday when a 60-ft-long bridge near Malanka village near Junagadh in Gujarat collapsed due to heavy rainfall. While the bridge broke apart in the middle, the cracks were reportedly visible up to 500 m of the bridge.Four injuries have been reported ...

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Centre approves ropeway project worth Rs 6 billion over Sach Pass

At an approximate cost of Rs 6 billion, the ropeway project from Bhanodi to Pregara on Killar side in Shimla has been approved by the Union Tribal Affairs Ministry in a bid to improve and provide year-long connectivity to the remote area of Pangi valley.As reported, the Ropeway and Rapid ...

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Jewar International Airport project garners interest from 20 companies

The Jewar International Airport development has reportedly, attracted around 20 companies that include both, national and international entities. The deadline for putting forward queries and seeking responses ended on September 30, subsequent to which the airport officials released the preceding information....

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NHAI directed to speed up project implementation, meet construction targets

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been instructed by the Road, Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari to expedite the implementation of projects and to accomplish its project construction targets. The Minister asked the officials to re-shift their focus from...

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Relaxation of norms in the EIA possible for project expansion

With respect to the environment impact assessment (EIA), the Environment Ministry is dabbling with the prospect of relaxing various green norms which is set to benefit the mining and infrastructure sectors. The EIA is carried out prior to giving development projects the final approval. Read More


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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Delhi-Meerut Expressway phase-3 constructed at Rs 10.58 bn

The 22 km long Delhi-Meerut Expressway phase-3 which is estimated to be built at a cost of Rs 10.58 billion, was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. As reported, the 82 km stretch, connecting Delhi and Meerut will be developed at an approximate cost of Rs 83.46 bill...

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How can the construction industry support plastic ban by reusing plastic waste?

In tune to the notification issued by the Government of Maharashtra, the GVK run, Mumbai International Airport announced its decision to ban plastic and put forth the guidelines for the ban which came into action on October 2.Reportedly, the airport has taken measures to ban all single us...

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Thiruvananthapuram to set up unit to manage construction and demolition waste

As reported, the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation has selected Kalladimugham as the site for storing, processing and recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste being generated in the city. Following the declaration of the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules three years ago, the city has ...

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Nod for construction of 1.23 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban

As reported, the government in a statement announced that construction of about 1.23 lakh houses was approved as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U). This brought the total number of houses permitted under the scheme to more than 90 lakh. The approval was sanction...

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MMRDA invited investors for infrastructure projects worth Rs 1 Trillion

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has reportedly, called on domestic and international investors to fund its infrastructure development projects that are estimated to be worth around Rs 1 trillion.   As reported, the MMRDA Commissioner R A Rajeev engag...

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DURASHINE® from Tata BlueScope Steel is India’s Most Trusted Brand 2019.

DURASHINE® was unanimously chosen by consumers as 'India’s Most Trusted Brand 2019'; through a research-based on a consumer survey conducted by IBC Info Media, in collaboration with MRG, across India. Brand profileDURASHINE® from Tata BlueScope Steel ...

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Andhra Government awards Polavaram works of Rs 43.59 billion to Megha Engineering

As reported, the Andhra Pradesh Government successfully awarded Megha Engineering and Infrastructures (MEIL) the contract for the key works of the Polavaram irrigation and hydel project that is estimated to be worth Rs 43.59 billion. The YSR Congress went in for the reverse tendering process for the project where ...

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Four companies emerge as potential bidders for nine NHAI roads spread across India

As reported, nine road stretches of around 566 km running through Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Tamil Nadu that were put up for auctioning under the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), are expected to receive bids from Adani Enterprises, Cube Highways and Inf...

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NHAI identifies 950 km stretches to be constructed under PPP

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), in a bid to revive public-private partnership (PPP) for its projects, will offer about 950 km of road stretches that are estimated to be worth Rs 300 billion on its Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model.  The agency has invited pre-q...

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CII EXCON 2019: Pairing smart technologies with infrastructure growth in India

EXCON 2019 – South Asia’s largest construction equipment and construction technology trade fair organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will demonstrate the role of smart technologies and next-gen construction equipment in accelerating the growth of infrastructure in the country.  A roadshow w...

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Worley and AVEVA to deliver first cloud-based software for EPC market

AVEVA made an announcement that Worley had selected AVEVA’s Enterprise Resource Management solution as its preferred materials management platform. The partnership combines Worley’s Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) knowledge with AVEVA’s industrial software expertise to deliver the first cloud-based...

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Nirmala Sitharaman gives boost to housing sector with Rs 200 billion aid

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced financial support of Rs 200 billion for approximately 0.35 million incomplete housing projects (non-NPA and non-NCLT) in the affordable and middle-income segment. Projects that have been declared as non-performing assets by a bank and the...

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Infrastructure firms deleverage balance sheets through sale of road assets

There is, reportedly, a recent trend following infrastructure construction firms as most of them are taking steps to monetise their road assets. The move highlights two primary facts, first, the ability of firms to deleverage and gain value arising from the sale and second, the inves...

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NHPC to monetise 10 projects to generate funds

As reported, in tune with India’s enterprising infrastructure goals, the state-run public sector units (PSUs) are seeking out means to garner funds, which include tapping the infrastructure investment trust (InvIT). Hydropower giant NHPC, the first firm to take up the ...

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100th pile foundation completed on17 km priority section of Delhi Meerut RRTS

   The National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has completed the pile foundation of the 100th pile on the 17 km priority section Sahibabad to Duhai of the Delhi- Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor. A pile is a long cylindrical foundation that is built deep...

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ArcelorMittal explores the sale of construction arm

The world’s largest steel manufacturer, ArcelorMittal, is reportedly exploring avenues in relation to the possible sale of its construction business as it divests peripheral ventures.The company is currently in talks with advisers to chart out an auction for the division which is associat...

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Approval of building maps in Uttar Pradesh to be processed online in 30 days

In a bid to create efficiency and transparency, the Uttar Pradesh Government has instructed development authorities to make sure that all applications for approval of building maps are processed within 30 days of receipt.The state government has also directed the authorities to put a stop...

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FIMI requests reforms, says potential for job creation in the mining sector

The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) has reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek intervention in order to bring about reforms that will increase and expedite growth in the mining sector. This could potentially create job opportunities for around 50 million individuals. Read More


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Rail line connecting Konkan and Western Maharashtra gets cabinet nod

As reported, the union cabinet announced its decision approving the development of the Vaibhavwadi-Kolhapur rail line which has been under demand for a long time since it will connect Konkan and Western Maharashtra.The project, which is set to cost about Rs 34.39 billion, is expected to b...

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Wipro Infrastructure Engineering begins construction of new plant in Bengaluru

As reported, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering’s (WIN) aerospace front has started the construction of its second plant in Bengaluru, which is also set to be home to the Aerostructure Machining and Surface Treatment Lines for aerospace components. A ceremony was performed for the new ...

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PM Modi inaugurates country’s first greenfield industrial smart city in Aurangabad.

Reportedly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) which is spread over a 10,000 acre and is India’s first greenfield industrial smart city, as a part of the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor. Additionally, he also inaugurated Auric Ha...

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Four-lane Hapur-Meerut stretch to be developed by NHAI to ease congestion

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is now developing a portion of NH-235 given the expectation that once all phases of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME) is opened to the public there will be a high amount of congestion. The move is set to create an alternative route to the Hapur-Meerut stretch of the ...

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NHPC floats tenders for 2 GW grid-connected solar projects anywhere in India

An invitation for bids has been extended by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) for setting up a cumulative 2 GW capacity of grid-connected solar projects across the country. The solar developers are required to select and acquire necessary land for the projects. In turn, the power produced by the ...

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CPWD approaches J&K administration to offer infrastructural support

The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has reportedly offered the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration support in developing economical and quality infrastructure in the upcoming Union Territories of J&K and Leh which will be formed on October 31. The Centre’s main auth...

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States approach Centre to expedite projects around heritages sites

The governments of three states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar have asked the Centre to speed up the approval of new and old projects that have been dormant in terms of construction due to their proximity to heritage sites and structures.Reportedly, the states approached the ...

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MNRE directs the release of PBGs within 45 days after project completion

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Government to invest in infrastructure expansion of three airports in J&K

The government is set to spend an estimated amount of Rs 10 billion in the span of the next three years for the expansion of three airports in the newly formed union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). This investment to improve connectivity is seen in light of the government’s plans to bring the territory c...

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