Friday, December 15, 2017

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Ticker Tape Infrastructure

MYSORE RING ROAD BY MARCH 2015

Civic authorities in Mysore have indicated that almost all of the work on the city’s Outer Ring Road Project will be completed by March 2015 save for a 900 meter stretch. Currently land transfer and tender process is on and the work on the stretch is expected to be completed within six months. The project has been taken up under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Reconstruction Mission (JNNURM).

 

 

TRAMS TO RETURN IN OLD DELHI

Authorities in Delhi have outlined plans to revive trams as a mode of transport in the city’s historic Chandni Chowk area as part of a redevelopment and decongestion scheme. The plan will involve redevelopment of a 1.3 km area where trams minibuses and rickshaws will be restricted from the zone paving the way for the re-introduction of trams. It is reported PWD authorities have already commenced preliminary construction work. The plan to be submitted to the Delhi state administration for approval includes building line, footpath for pedestrians, space for emergency vehicles and street furniture among other things. 

 

 

NHAI MOOTS BODY TO SPEED H’WAY PROJECTS

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has mooted the idea of setting up of new entity with a mandate to push completion of unfinished highway projects. The proposed body will function as a sort of asset management firm which will be tasked with overseeing road projects facing delays owing to non-availability of finances from private developers and financial institutions. It is reported the proposal has been submitted to the Indian Bankers’ Association since bankers and financial institutions are concerned parties – the institutions would have a vested interest since they have funded many of the highways projects which are now seen as non-performing assets.

 

 

DRY PORT AT MIHAN

The Union transport ministry has announced plans to construct a dry port to support activities at Mihan, Nagpur.  The over `10,000 crore port will be located in the adjoining Wardha district since land is not readily available in Nagpur district. The port which will be a satellite of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is intended to boost infrastructure of the Vidarbha region. The dry port will enable power plants of Vidarbha to import coal and will bring down the delay at ports since customs clearance will be obtained at Nagpur, thereby reducing costs.

 

 

MAHA TO GET WATER INFRA BOOST

As part of its ongoing water conservation programme the Maharashtra government is set to launch as many as 3,087 cement nallah bandhs (CNBs) and 138 minor irrigation projects. As many as 1,450 CNBs have been completed in the first phase of the programme. Each CNB costs about `12 lakh, holds about 10 TMC of water and can provide water for about four hectares. The latest programme covers 292 talukas in 26 districts with an irrigation potential of 32,160 hectares. It is reported the total cost of the project is `260 crore.

 

 

WORLD TALLEST RAIL BRIDGE FOR MANIPUR

The world’s tallest rail bridge is all set to be constructed in northeastern India.  The  bridge at Noney in Manipur is being constructed by the Northeast Frontier Railway's (NFR) The proposed bridge in Manipur is part of the 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line to connect the capital of Manipur with the broad gauge network of the country. With the height of its pillars rising up to 141 metres, on completion,  the bridge is slated to become the tallest in the world surpassing the Mala-Rijeka viaduct on Belgrade-Bar railway line in Europe where the height of the pillars is 139 meters.

 

 

S’PORE HELP FOR INDIA’S SMART CITIES

India has enlisted Singapore’s support for providing expertise in the development of Smart Cities, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. It is reported the Government of India has concluded an understanding with the city-state to identify concrete projects in skills development and rejuvenation of Indian cities which would include greenfield 'smart cities'. This follows the announcement by the NDA government to set up 100 'smart cities' as satellite towns of larger ones. Meanwhile in a related development Odisha has proposed 10 urban centres to be included in the 100 Smart cities development plan. The centres include Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack, Sambhalpur, Rourkela, Sambhalpur, Bhadrak, Balangir, Jaipur, Jeypore and Bhavanipatna.

 

 

DELAY IN CHENNAI METRO PROJECT

The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd underground metro works is expected to be completed only in mid 2016 instead of the earlier planned implementation date of 2015. Meanwhile the Egmore to Thirumangalam stretch is expected to be completed only by the end of 2015 along with tunneling work on the 9.5 km stretch on Poonamalee Road. It is only later that other construction work including laying of tracks and overhead electrical works will be taken up. Out of the 32 stations being planned 19 will be underground.

 




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