Friday, August 18, 2017

Ticker Tape : Infra

ODISHA FOR WATERWAYS

 

Authorities in Odisha are on the verge of signing an MoU for the development of the national waterway that passes through the state. Following the MoU with the Inland Waterway Authority of India (IWAI) the project will be developed with other players like the Dhamra Port Company (DPCL) and Paradip Port Trust (PPT).  The total length of the NW-5 is 588 km and this includes 91 km the stretch inside West Bengal. The project is to be implemented in three phases. IWAI has appointed WAPCOS as the consultant for the preparation of the project report. The project was conceived in 2008. However owing to delays the project cost has escalated from Rs 3,800 crore to Rs 5,000 crore.

 

 

 

BORDER GAS PIPELINE TO BE LAID

GAIL India has submitted a proposal to the Centre for the laying of a 110 km natural gas pipeline from Jalandhar in Punjab to the Wagah border. The project will entail an investment of about Rs 500 crore. The government of India is expected to soon initiate talks with Pakistan for its stand on the project proposal. It is reported Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought up the matter with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his recent visit to New Delhi. 

 

 

 

DB CONSULTANT FOR KOCHI METRO

 

German Design and Consultancy firm DB International has been appointed as quality and security specialist for the Kochi Metro project. The 27 km line which costs Rs 5200 crore, for which work is underway since February, comprises 21 raised stations. Stage I of the project extends from Aluva-Pettah up to SN Junction in Thripunithura.  DB International has opened a new branch in Bangalore with a view to bring experts into close proximity with the important Indian market, clients and projects.

 

 

 

MP TO GET METRO

 

 

The government of Madhya Pradesh has ordered preparation of a feasibility report for a metro rail facility between Indore and Bhopal in the next three years. While in the state capital the metro rail network will cover an area of 28.5 km at an estimated cost of Rs 6000 crore, in Indore the distance of 32.16 km will cost Rs 7500 crore. Incidentally last year the government had signed a MOU with German firm LRTC (GmbH) and Mumbai-based Rohit Associates Architects & Engineers for preparing a detail project report (DPR).  It is reported a team of officials from the Ministry of Urban Development had gone to Germany for a study tour of the metro rail amenities there. 

 

 

 

DRAFT MASTER PLAN FOR PCPIR

 

The final draft master plan for the Vizag-Kakinada PCPIR has been prepared by the Visakhapatnam-Kakinada Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region Special Development Authority (VK - PCPIR SDA). Simultaneously the authority has also released zonal development plans which were prepared with revised land use proposals which have been submitted to the government. The authority has also called for objections if any from by affected persons within a period of 15 days.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER START FOR LUCKNOW METRO WORK

 

Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation authorities have claimed that work on the first stretch between Transportnagar and Charbagh will commence by September this year and will be completed in three years time. There are eight metro stations planned in the first phase of the north-south corridor project. It is reported sources said technical as well as financial bids would be floated by the end of July, after which construction would be undertaken.

 

 

 

NEW EXPRESSWAY PROJECTS PLANNED

 

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has readied plans for Rs 12,000-13,000 crore projects, including the Rs 6,500-crore Delhi-Meerut expressway project to be undertaken with private investment. These, approved by the Public-Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC), are awaiting a final nod from the Cabinet.

 

 

 

AUGUST START FOR JAIPUR METRO

 

Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation will commence commercial operations at the end of August following the trial runs in July. The trial run of the metro in the Pink City is expected to begin in July on the first phase route from Mansarovar to Chandpole, a distance of 10 km. It is reported  after receiving JMRC’s completion report on the first phase and plan for trial run and commercial operation, the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety will soon issue clearance in view of Metro’s speed certificate.

 

 

 

IRB TO BUILD TOLL ROAD IN HARYANA

 

IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd  has emerged as a selected bidder and received a letter of award from the government to build a toll road in Haryana at an estimated cost of Rs.2,300 crore. The road project involves widening of the 166 km Kaithal-Rajasthan border section of National Highway-152/65. The concession period for the project is 27 years while the construction period is 910 days. IRB Infrastructure has sought Rs 234 crore as viability gap funding from NHAI.

 




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