Odisha waterways to carry 200 lakh tonnes of cargo

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, recently visited Odisha and in a public meeting emphasized union government committed to develop all modes of transportation in the state. During the visit, Gadkari announced a 262 km long waterway, combining Mahanadi and Brahmani. This waterways stretch will be developed from Karimnagar to Dhamra and Paradip at a cost of Rs 5,000 Crore. It will carry 200 lakh tonne of cargo and be a game changer for the state. The project is…

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Mathura to get mega food park

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal recently laid foundation stone for Nandvan Mega Food Park in Badawal, Chhata-Barsana road in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. The Mega Food Park is being set up in 57.41 acre of land at a cost of Rs. 120.77 Crore. This mega food park is slated to have a host of facilities including Multipurpose Cold Storage – 2000 MT, Individually Quick Frozen (IQF)with Frozen Storage – 2 MT/Hr and 4000 MT, Dry Warehouse – 10000 MT, Raw milk packaging Line – 2 LLPD,…

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Enormous scope for infrastructure investment, PM tells global investors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged global investors to aggressively participate in the massive infrastructure revamp exercise in the country. Delivering his inaugural note at the Vibrant Gujarat summit last week, the prime minister underlined that infrastructure development has been significantly expedited in the recent years and the exercise would pick up further momentum. “We are keen to scale up investments in next generation infrastructure including roads, ports, railways, airports, telecom, digital networks and energy. We are also investing heavily in our social, industrial and agri-infrastructure to give better income…

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PM unveils multi-modal logistics park in Odisha

During his visit to Odisha early this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled an expansive multi-modal logistics park at Jharsuguda, a prime industrial hub in the state. The Multi-Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) has been built at a cost of Rs 100 Crores. It will facilitate EXIM and Domestic cargo including Private Freight Traffic. MMLP is located adjacent to Howrah- Mumbai which is 5 km from Jharsuguda Railway Station. Many important industries like steel, cement, paper etc are located around the facility and will be benefitted from it. The Multi-Modal Logistics Park will establish…

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Çelebi Aviation Wins Ground Handling License for Hyderabad International Airport

Çelebi Aviation Holding, one of the leading global ground handling service provider has won the Ground Handling license for Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). This is the third major contract for Çelebi since last year, after winning the license for the Bengaluru and Kannur airports.    Under the 10-year concession, Çelebi Aviation will provide state of the art ground handling services to make customer experience at the city airport seamless. The contract was won on the basis of a highly competitive bidding process that assessed technical and financial qualifications…

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DMIC’s Greater Noida Township declared industrial authority

DMIC Integrated Industrial Township Greater Noida Limited (IITGNL) has been declared as the fourth industrial authority in Gautam Budh Nagar, giving a major boost to the SPV’s efforts of building a smart township along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial corridor. Under a notification issued by the government of Uttar Pradesh, IITGNL will have the powers to sanction building of maps, create layout plans, apart from planning urban areas in the township as well as continuing with the process of allotment of industrial plots. The other three industrial authorities in Gautam Budh Nagar include:…

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Land acquisition process for highway construction digitized

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has recently launched the BhoomiRashi portal. In the past years, acquisition of land for the purpose of National Highway projects, payment of compensation to the land owners etc were done manually by physical movement of documents in the form of files. However, in that procedure some constraints viz. delay in issuing notification, errors in the land/area details etc were being faced. In order to overcome these issues, to cut short delays and avoid parking of public funds with the Competent Authority for Land…

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Hefty power bill concession for new industrial units in Dholera

Dholera (Gujarat) where country’s largest industrial smart city is coming up (also the largest node of the ambitious $100 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project), is offering industries and businesses 35% cheaper power than the rest of the country among a host of early bird incentives that promise to raise their global competitiveness. The unit is inching close to the completion of the first phase of development. “Assuming the per unit month of consumption is 7 lakh units for 2 MW of power, the total saving as compared to other states…

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Rs 156 cr Varanasi freight village project approved

The Ministry of Shipping has cleared the decks for the development of aRs 156 crore freight village in Varanasi adjoining the Inland Waterways Terminal on River Ganga. The Varanasi freight village will be developed by the Inland Waterways Authority of India . It will serve as a cargo hub, and a centre for aggregation and value addition.  It will also provide support to stimulate development of a professional logistics industry in Varanasi. A World Bank pre-feasibility study had found Varanasi to be a suitable site for the freight village. The city is…

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Pepsi, Emami cargo comprise commencement of second inland sector

After the success of container cargo being shipped from Kolkata to Varanasi earlier  this year, Bihar’s capital Patna will be witness to a new landmark in India’s Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector with 16 TEUs of container cargo (equivalent to 16 truckloads) belonging to food giants PepsiCo India and Emami Agrotech Ltd from Kolkata reaching the city’s Gaighat IWT terminal on river Ganga this week. Inland Waterways Authority of India’s (IWAI) vessel sailed from Kolkata’s Garden Reach Jetty on 6th of December with the PepsiCo and Emami Agrotech products. It…

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