In response to China extending infrastructure close to the disputed border with India, the Indian Railways is firming up plans to built four strategic rail lines in the Himalayas. Once complete, the rail lines will allow rapid deployment of security and defense forces to the border to counter unwanted advances by the Chinese.
Aimed at bringing down logistics costs by providing rail connectivity to ports, Indian Port Rail Corporation along with other agencies are implementing projects worth Rs 18,795 crore, the government has said.
The Haryana government is planning a new city next to Gurgaon in the National Capital Region to boost the potential of the region. This new city which will be developed in a public-private partnership (PPP) model is expected to be larger than Chandigarh and will be spread across at least 50,000 hectares.
Ahead of the annual meeting of its board of governors here next week, a senior official from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Wednesday said it will pump USD 1.9 billion into various Indian projects.
The Indian Railways is aiming to speed up train movement over the Yamuna and also decongest the Ghaziabad-New Delhi rail corridor — one of the busiest in the country — and has proposed a new rail bridge over the river in the capital.
The confusion over forming a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for the Bengaluru suburban rail project seems to have ended after the government agreed to create it under the Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (K-RIDE).
Railways mull Rs 6,250-cr ‘airplane-like’ replacement to flawed bio-toilets after already spending Rs 1,620 cr on upgrade
Having spent nearly Rs 1,370 crore on 136,985 railway bio-toilets–criticised for being “no better than septic tanks”–and after earmarking Rs 250 crore to install bio-toilets on remaining trains by March 2019, the railway ministry is now considering “upgraded” vacuum bio-toilets at a cost of Rs 6,250 crore.
Describing the bullet train as an “extremely essential” for India, Railway Board chairman (CRB) Ashwani Lohani on Monday said that the public transporter looked at it as a project that would unleash technology-driven transportation in the country.
Traffic chaos, wasting time, frustrations, all to be over soon? Yes, if this railways network turns into reality. And no, it is not courtesy Indian Railways or its arm IRCTC.
SoftBank Group Corp has decided to invest $60 billion-$100 billion in a solar power project in India, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.