First stretch of Delhi-Merrut expressway to be ready by December

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari has reiterated the Government’s commitment for speedy  completion of highways projects in Delhi NCR  in order to decongest the region and cut down vehicular pollution levels by nearly 50 percent. The minister recently undertook an on the spot inspection of one such project – the Delhi – Meerut Expressway project and briefed media persons near Akshardham temple on NH 24. Speaking on the occasion he   said that the first package of the…

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Contract awarded for multi-modal terminal at Haldia

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has awarded a contract to a reputed consultant for technical support services for the Multi-Modal Terminal at Haldia and new Navigation Lock at Farakka. These projects are part of the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) on National Waterway -I (River Ganga), being implemented with technical and financial assistance of the World Bank at an estimated cost of Rs. 5369 Crore. The objective of this is to ensure adherence to timelines and budgeted costs of the project and full compliance with the other stated…

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DMIC to spearhead Asia’s largest convention center project in Delhi

In a significant development, the union cabinet last week approved over $5 billion project for the  development of Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (ECC), at Dwarka, New Delhi. Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) will act as a knowledge partner for the project on payment of an annual fee @1% of the yearly internal accruals, subject to a minimum of Rs. 5 crore and maximum of Rs.10 crore per annum for an initial period of 10 years. The project will be executed in a phased manner: Phase-1 of the project comprising trunk infrastructure…

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Multi-modal logistics parks coming up at six locations

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, recently reiterated the Government’s commitment for  providing world class transport and logistics infrastructure in the country in the near to medium run to support the  growth of economic activity. He  was addressing a session on Opportunity in Infrastructure, Logistics Technology and Equipment in the World Food India 2017 conference last week. Gadkari informed that the rate of construction of National Highways has gathered considerable momentum.  The country had just 96,000 km of NH three years back,…

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Maharastra, Andhra to spearhead Sagarmala’s coastal berth scheme

The Ministry of Shipping has taken up projects worth Rs 2,302 crore for financial assistance under the Coastal Berth Scheme of the flagship Sagarmala Programme. The Ministry, after due appraisal in consultation with NITI Aayog and Department of Expenditure, has extended the period of the scheme for three years, upto 31st March, 2020 and expanded its scope to cover capital dredging at Major Ports and preparation of DPR for coastal berth project, in Oct 2017. The projects under Coastal Berth Scheme of the flagship Sagarmala Programme are distributed over eight…

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Rs 75 crore sanctioned to boost coastal shipping

The Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned Rs 25 Crore as Grants-in-aid to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and another Rs 50 Crore to the Government of Karnataka for Karwar Port, for developing their infrastructure, under the Coastal Berth Scheme of its flagship programme Sagarmala . The Coastal Berth Scheme aims to provide financial support to ports or state governments for creation of infrastructure for movement of cargo and passenger by sea or national waterways. The project at Jawaharlal Nehru Port involves construction of a coastal berth (270m x 30m) and port…

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Highway projects worth Rs 8 lakh crore to begin before 2018 end

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari has said that highways works worth Rs 8 lakh crore will begin before the end of 2018 under the Bharatmala Pariyojana. He was speaking to media persons in New Delhi last week after the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved Phase I of Bharatmala Pariyojana. The Minister also said that Bharatmala will give the country 50 national corridors as opposed to the six which the country currently…

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PM inaugurates RO RO ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Sunday,  inaugurated Phase 1 of the RO RO (Roll on, Roll off) ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej. This ferry service shall reduce the travel time between Ghogha in Saurashtra, and Dahej in South Gujarat, from about seven or eight hours, to just over an hour. Phase 1, inaugurated yesterday, enables passenger movement. When fully operationalized, this ferry service will also enable movement of vehicles. Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that this ferry service is a first of…

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Industrial plots at Dholera ready for possession

Dholera, the biggest industrial node on the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project, has formally opened its door to global investors and businesses, offering land parcels to a multitude of industries with the goal of starting commercial production in the zone by 2019. At a specially curated event held recently, the Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (DICDL), the SPV administering the special investment region, introduced Dholera to invitees including commercial officers and trade commissioners from embassies and consulates; representative of trade and industry associations, and Indian & foreign chambers of commerce.…

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Jaipur, Srinagar airports rated best in 2-5 million passenger category

Jaipur and Srinagar Airport got first and second rank respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers in the recently concluded ACI-ASQ survey. Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India along with his team received the ACI-ASQ Award at a function held in Mauritius on 17th October 2017. This is for the second consecutive time that Jaipur Airport has been rated the Best Airport in the World in the traffic volume of 2 to 5 million passengers per year. Jaipur was ranked as the Best Airport in the World…

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