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November,20,2018,Tuesday

​​WEEKLY NEWS UPDATES IN INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR

road projects

Minister Gadkari seeks more powers for NHAI to fast track road projects

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) should have more powers to fast-track road projects while expressing unhappiness over its overall performance.

Source:-Business-Standard.com

India to conduct survey for new rail line to Bangladesh

India to conduct survey for new rail line to Bangladesh

The Railway Ministry is exploring the possibility of connecting Tripura with Bangladesh from three sides, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said on Thursday.

Source:- The shillong Times

India’s longest highway tunnel to be inaugurated on April 2 -

India’s longest highway tunnel to be inaugurated on April 2 -

India's longest highway tunnel at Chenani Nashri, between Udhampur and Ramban in Jammu & Kashmir is all set to be inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi on April 2.

Source:- The Economic Times

Here’s why Indian railways will use drones

Here’s why Indian railways will use drones

The Hirakand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh earlier this year, killing 40, while the Rajendranagar-Patna Express incident caused the death of almost 150 people last year.

Source:-  Deccan Chronicle

Suresh Prabhu asks IITians for ideas to improve rail facilities

Academia to guide government on improving rail facilities

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today asked the students of IIT-Roorkee to offer their ideas to improve the rail facilities.

Source:-  Financial Express

Indian Railways aim to save Rs 41,000 crore on energy consumption expenses

Indian Railways aim to save Rs 41,000 crore on energy consumption expenses

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today his ministry has drawn up a mission to save Rs 41,000 crore on electricity energy bills over the next ten years by betting big on solar energy, even as it expects to mop-up Rs 17,000 crore through non-fare revenue modes.

Source:-  Financial Express

Mumbai

Toll on Mumbai-Pune E-way to rise 18 per cent to Rs 230 from April 1

The increase in toll is as per the government notification issued in 2004 which states that the fee will increase by 18 per cent every three years, starting 2005.​​

Source:-  Financial Express

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Railways to implement ERP solution in next few months: Suresh Prabhu

He said railways will completely move towards the e-tendering process to eliminate corruption.

Source:-Business-Standard.com

Short of track, Indian Railways eyes private suppliers in blow to Sail

Short of track, Indian Railways eyes private suppliers in blow to Sail

Indian Railways is considering ending state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd’s (Sail) virtual monopoly on supplying steel for standard rail tracks, opening up annual purchases worth up to $700 million to the private sector, people close to the matter told Reuters.

Source:- Livemint

Reliance Infra could bag Rs 800-crore Tamil Nadu road job

Reliance Infra could bag Rs 800-crore Tamil Nadu road job

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure has emerged the lowest bidder for a Rs 800-crore highway construction job in Tamil Nadu, people close to the development told ET.

Source:- The Economic Times

NHAI working on 5 expressways to decongest Delhi

NHAI working on 5 expressways to decongest Delhi

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is on the job to finish five expressway projects, including Rs4,428-crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway, to decongest Delhi, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

Source:- Livemint

Chinese, Korean companies vie to build Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

Chinese, Korean companies vie to build Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

China’s second-largest construction company is competing with at least six international builders, including two each from Japan and Korea, for $2.7 billion worth of contracts to build the largest road bridge in India.

Source:- Livemint

Surat multi-modal transport hub project gets 9 bids, dates advanced

Surat multi-modal transport hub project gets 9 bids, dates advanced

The ambitious multi-modal transport hub construction project of Surat railway station, slated to begin last year, received nine bids by interested developers even as authorities have advanced the bidding dates to April 15, 2017.

Source:-  Indianexpress

Three steel companies have withdrawn projects from Odisha:Govt

Three steel companies have withdrawn projects from Odisha:Govt

Altogether three companies that had signed MoUs with the Odisha government for setting up steel plants have withdrawn their projects from the state, the Assembly was informed today.

Source:-  India.com

Post controversy, cable car project tender cancelled

Post controversy, cable car project tender cancelled

After the J&K State Cable Car Corporation (JKSCCC) cancelled its controversial tender having change in the nomenclature of the Mubarak Mandi–Bahu Fort Cable Car Project to the Mubarak Mandi-Shahabad Project

Source:- Tribuneindia.com

Warehousing companies part of JNPT's new plan

Warehousing companies part of JNPT's new plan

In a likely breather to Container Freight Station (CFS) operators which otherwise ran the risk of losing massive amounts of business, the customs department at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has put out a tender calling for bids for CFSs to be part of the operations in the new Direct Port Delivery regime that the Narendra Modi government is trying to implement

Source:- The Economic Times

Cochin Shipyard to raise Rs. 1,400-1,500 crore through IPO

Cochin Shipyard to raise Rs. 1,400-1,500 crore through IPO

Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL), India’s largest largest public sector shipyard, is planning to raise about Rs. 1,400-1,500 crore through an initial public offering (IPO) and has filed initial papers with the marker regulator. On completion of a successful IPO, CSL will become the first of five state-owned shipbuilding companies to be publicly listed.

Source:- The Hindubusinessline

Nod to convert 57,500 km state highways into NHs: Govt

Nod to convert 57,500 km state highways into NHs: Govt

The Centre has given in principle approval to upgrade 57,500 km of state highways to national highways so as to augment the existing 1.13 lakh km of NHs across the country, Parliament was informed today.

Source:- The Economic Times

Indian Railways: Travel in Rajdhani, Shatbadi at mail/express fare from April 1

Indian Railways: Travel in Rajdhani, Shatbadi at mail/express fare from April 1

Come April and a passenger can avail the opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani or Shatabdi trains even if he or she has booked tickets in other mail/express trains for the same destinations.

Source:-  Financial Express

4 Indian cities among cheapest globally: Economist Intelligence Unit

4 Indian cities among cheapest globally: Economist Intelligence Unit

Four Indian cities are among the cheapest to live in globally, while Singapore has been ranked as the most expensive for the fourth consecutive year, as per a report by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Source:-  The Timesofindia

Tea for Rs 7, lunch Rs 50-55: Railways tweets rate list after complaints

Tea for Rs 7, lunch Rs 50-55: Railways tweets rate list after complaints

The ministry of railways has issued a rate card after being flooded with complaints by passengers of being overcharged for meals, water bottles and tea and coffee on trains.

Source:-  The Hindustan Times

How Smart Villages Could Transform Rural India

How Smart Villages Could Transform Rural India

With the Smart Cities’ programme well underway, it was merely a question of time before the need for Smart Villages came on the radar, given the statistical predominance of the latter

Source:-  Bwsmartcities.businessworld

cooked food

Now get fresh cooked food after every two hours in trains

Plagued with complaints, Railways plan to provide fresh food cooked at base kitchens in trains after every two hours to the passengers.

Source:-Business-Standard.com

demerger plan

Reliance Infra demerger plan to be pushed to next fiscal

The Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) is likely to postpone its demerger plan to the next financial year. The company has moved the Bombay High Court, which is hearing its scheme of arrangement, seeking a change in the effective date of plan to April 1 this year.

Source:-Business-Standard.com

Government approves Rs 6,721 cr National Highway projects in Meghalaya, Mizoram

Government approves Rs 6,721 cr National Highway projects in Meghalaya, Mizoram

The government today approved Rs 6,721-crore projects in Meghalaya and Mizoram for development of 403 kms of National Highways. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of 403 kms of National Highways in Meghalaya and Mizoram,” a statement from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said after the CCEA meeting.

Source:-  Financial Express

Centre seeks 74 per cent stake in Tajpur Special Purpose Vehicle from Bengal government

Centre seeks 74 per cent stake in Tajpur Special Purpose Vehicle from Bengal government

The Centre has intimated to the West Bengal government that it wants to pick up 74 per cent stake in the proposed Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that will develop the Tajpur deep sea port in the state.

Source:- The Economic Times

Zojila

Rebidding for Rs 6,000-crore Zojila tunnel by April: Nitin Gadkari

The government will reissue tenders for the strategic Zojila pass tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir by April and work on the Rs 6,000-crore project will commence by August, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

Source:- The Economic Times

Shipping min moves to turn major ports green

Shipping min moves to turn major ports green

All major Indian ports will have to undergo an audit to become ‘Green’ and ‘Swachh’. The Union shipping ministry has conducted a pilot study at Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), which saw the over 70% compliance. The remaining 11 major ports will also undergo the audit

Source:-  Dnaindia.com

IWAI raises Rs 340 Crore through Infrastructure Bonds

IWAI raises Rs 340 Crore through Infrastructure Bonds

In a landmark development for expansion of inland waterways in the country, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has raised Rs 340 crore through its maiden bond issue from the market.

Source:-Business-Standard.com

17 states have agreed to form joint ventures with Railways: Suresh Prabhu

17 states have agreed to form joint ventures with Railways: Suresh Prabhu

Seventeen states have agreed to form joint ventures with the Railways to fast-track infrastructure projects, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Source:- The Economic Times

Fall in raw material costs, staff costs turn PSUs into ‘superachievers’, beat private peers

Fall in raw material costs, staff costs turn PSUs into ‘superachievers’, beat private peers

Helped primarily by a steep fall in raw material costs but also with a more rigorous reining in of employee costs, India’s central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) posted a decent 12.5% growth in aggregate net profit in 2015-16, even as their gross turnover declined 7%, according to the latest survey tabled in Parliament on Tuesday

Source:-  Financial Express

appropriation

LS passes Railways appropriation bills

The Lok Sabha today passed Railway Appropriation Bills and supplementary demands for grants for this year.

Source:-  India.com

Indian Railways To Bring Streaming Movies & TV Shows on Your Personal Devices Very Soon!

Indian Railways To Bring Streaming Movies & TV Shows on Your Personal Devices Very Soon!

Over 400 train stations in India have free WiFi services, thanks to the venture between Indian Railways and Google. Indian Railways has grown by leaps and bounds in the past couple of years, and continues to follow the latest trends.

Source:- Trak

NITI to lend support in development of 10 big infra projects

NITI to lend support in development of 10 big infra projects

NITI Aayog will prepare a list of 10 big infrastructure projects that can be developed under the public private partnership (PPP) mode.

Source:-  Zeebiz

Double-deck

Double-deck coaches may be modified for Prabhu's Uday trains

There is a major change in plans for Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's UDAY brand of trains the overnight air-conditioned double-decker trains that ply between major cities.

Source:-  Dnaindia.com

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