In a first, the Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli, will export 90 ‘Make in India’ coaches to South Africa’s Mozambique through Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), reports Financial Express.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for the 1,320 km long Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai expressway on 8 March (Friday). This project has an estimated cost of 90,000 crores and is expected to be completed by 2022.
The construction of the rail overbridge has finally commenced in Diva after 14 people died in accidents at the crossing. The project was proposed in 2017, and the Central Railway (CR) and Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) started the work last month. The overbridge is said to be ready in 18 months.
A 29 km Thane metro project was cleared by the Maharashtra Cabinet on Tuesday (5 March), Press Trust of India has reported. This project would be implemented by the Maha Metro on behalf of the Thane Municipal Corporation.
Civil works on Namma Metro’s Vellara Junction-Pottery Town 5.63-km underground stretch is likely to begin in about six months, reports Economic Times. The Rs 2,628-crore project was awarded to Larsen & Toubro by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).
India is the fastest growing large economy in the world and the connection between energy consumption and economic growth cannot be overemphasised. Add to it the new demand the government has added through its schemes.
In the last four years of the NDA government, revenues of state-run Energy Efficiency Service Limited (EESL) have increased from Rs 70 crore to Rs 2,000 crore in FY19, an increase of over 2,750 per cent and profits after tax have doubled from Rs 50 crore (FY18)
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, while inaugurating the ‘Rail Drishti Dashboard’ to promote transparency and accountability, said that the Railway Ministry is planning to introduce bar codes on food packets, reports Financial Express.