Dholera Smart City invites large manufacturers

The biggest upcoming greenfield city in India under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project, Dholera in Gujarat is inviting large manufacturers in aviation, defense, electronics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, heavy engineering, etc. to set up shop there, offering early-bird incentives including heavy discounts on land prices and financial grants and waivers. The Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (DICDL), the SPV formed by the DMIC Trust and Government of Gujarat to administer the special investment region, outlined the advantages of the proposed industrial zone to global and domestic investor communities at a specially…

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1355 national highway projects currently underway

 1355 projects amounting to Rs. 387584.30 crore having length 44,477 km are ongoing for development of NHs which includes widening of National Highways, construction of new underpasses and over bridges, etc. in order to solve the problem of traffic jams in the country. About 559 projects of NHs development including bridges are expected to be completed by the year 2018-19.  This information was given by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply in Lok Sabha recently.

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Additional capacity of 293 MT with major ports

The Ministry of Shipping has re-rated the capacities of all berths across 12 Major Ports in order to benchmark port capacities with global standards as per Berthing Policy, 2016. The Re-rating exercise identified an additional capacity of 293MT available with the Major Ports. The effective rated capacity of 12 Major Ports is now 1,359 MT per annum and capacity at desired occupancy is 989 MT per annum. Major port wise capacity is given below:     S.No. Major Port Effective rated capacity Capacity at desired Occupancy 1. Paradip 234 164…

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JNPT developing four Inland Container Depots (ICDs)

In a written statement submitted in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the members that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has initiated action for development of dry ports at Wardha, Jalna, Nashik and Sangali. The reply presented the status report of dry ports as given below: (a,) Wardha: The Dry Port is proposed to be constructed over an area of 140 Hectares in a phased manner and Phase-I involves development of approx. 25 Hectares of the total area. Construction of…

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Dedicated cell to attract investment in highways projects

The National Highways Authority of India has created a National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC) for attracting domestic and foreign investment for highways projects. The cell will focus on engaging with global institution investors, construction companies, developers and fund managers for building investor participation in road infrastructure projects. The primary focus of NHIPC will be to promote foreign and domestic investment in road infrastructure. The NHIPC will be working in close co-ordination with various connected Ministries and Departments of Government of India, State Governments, Apex Business Chambers like CII, FICCI,…

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CONCOR signs MoU with Andhra to set up integrated logistics unit

State-run Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) is all set to spearhead a mega-scale Integrated Logistics and Manufacturing Zone (ILMZ) unit in Andhra Pradesh. Last Wednesday, the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government to establish this unit which would be spread across over 1,000 acres in the proposed Machilipatnam Industrial Corridor.  Earlier, speaking on the proposed unit, CONCOR chairman and managing director V Kalyana Rama had said, “ ILMZ is an idea to boost the Make-in-India concept. We will offer specialised service of managing the entire inward and…

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NHAI targeting to construct over 3500 km in the current fiscal

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has invited bids for projects of 4,900 km till November, 2017, while bids for another 3,500 km are likely to be invited by December end, taking the total upto 8400 km. Further projects for bidding during Jan-March, 2018 will be identified around the 4th week of December , 2017. Projects costing Rs. 22,100 crore and covering 1170 Km have already been awarded so far. In FY 2017-18, NHAI has completed 1566 km length of the projects under implementation till November, 2017 (5,060 lane km).…

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DCI-NHAI join hands to facilitate supply of sand for highways construction

An MoU was signed between Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) early this week for facilitating the supply of sand for highways construction work. Concessionaires working on highways projects have been facing a shortage of sand at many sites. The MoU aims to fill this gap by facilitating the availability of sand for these concessionaires. DCI intends to do dredging operations at locations in South East Asia, generating large volumes of sand. This dredging will be done for the purpose of obtaining sand. As…

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$5 billion investment commitment at Namami Gange roadshow in London

Indian corporates, NRIs and PIOs in UK have committed more than 5 billion dollars for the development of amenities like ghats, river fronts, crematoria and parks as part of the Namami Gange Mission. At a roadshow organized in London last week, Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Water resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping appealed to business leaders to participate in the mission to clean Ganga. Among the important MoUs signed were those by Anil Agarwal of Vedanta Group for ghats and amenities along Ganga at…

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India-UK to sign MoU in the Urban Transport Sector

India and United Kingdom will soon sign an MoU in the urban transport sector for cooperation in policy planning, technology transfer and institutional organisation. The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari recently met Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport in the Government of UK in London when the two sides discussed a draft MoU in this regard. The draft MoU seeks to facilitate cooperation in the transport sector and enable the sharing of expertize and latest technology to…

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