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The National Highways Authority of India has decided to build a new Pamban road bridge connecting Ramanathapuram with Rameshwaram-Dhanushkodi Island, at an investment of ₹1,842 crore. The new road bridge, measuring 1.880 km, is part of the project turning the National Highway-49 (NH-49) from Paramakudi to Dhanushkodi into a four-lane one. It will be built over the Ecologically Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park. The bridge will come up south of the existing two-lane Annai Indira Gandhi bridge, which is getting congested owing to increasing traffic volumes. The project requires about 370 hectares of land, of which just over 9 hectares form part of ESZ of Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park. NHAI Project Director MS Pandian has filed an application seeking wildlife clearance from the Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife.

The new four-lane bridge is about 100 meters south of the existing bridge, which is a two-lane one with a balanced cantilever and one girder. It is not possible to widen it into four lanes. The design and spacing of the proposed bridge permit for future upgrades into six or even eight lanes. The NHAI has given an undertaking to the Union government that since the proposed bridge in the ESZ required an area of fewer than 50 hectares, preparation of biodiversity impact assessment report was not applicable for the project.
The CM of Rajasthan laid the foundation stone for a ₹132 crore bridge at Beneshwar Dham, the confluence of Mahi, Jakham and Som rivers (also known as the Prayag of tribals). On completion, devotees will be able to reach Beneshwar Dham directly

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The state government in Gujarat has sanctioned a project to lengthen the Dudhai sub-branch Narmada canal in Kutch district by another 45-km at a cost of ₹1,550 crore. The decision will help irrigate an additional 13,175 hectares

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The forest administration in Rajasthan has planned to build a 20-km long elevated stretch passing through the Sariska Tiger Reserve (STR) entailing

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The world's longest highway tunnel beneath 16,580-feet high Shinku-La Pass between Lahaul valley in Himachal Pradesh and Zanskar valley

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Nine flyovers involving ₹2,000 crores have been sanctioned for Chennai, to be built by the State highways department and Chennai Corporation

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National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has fast-tracked the construction work on the 1.2-kilometre long bridge over the Narmada river

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The Odisha government has decided to build a tunnel at an investment of ₹600 crore in the Jeypore ghat area to reduce the distance between Koraput and

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The Punjab government has given administrative approval for the construction of two key bridges on the Ravi in Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts to

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The National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has started the tunnelling work at Anand Vihar for India’s first regional rapid transit system

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Telangana government has planned to build the country’s longest Highway Road Tunnel, tentatively about 10 km from Jubilee Hills Road No 45 Junction to

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Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and warship building firm Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) have inked MoU for construction of 27 carriageway

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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has floated a tender for design and construction of the four-lane bridge connecting Nariman Point and

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The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is building the high-speed Delhi-Meerut regional rapid rail corridor, has commenced

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The tenders have been floated for five flyovers at Indore bypass involving ₹200 crore investment. These flyovers will be built between Kshipra and

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The Kerala government has cleared a 14-km long tunnel to reach Wayanad at ₹2,134.5 crore investment. The tunnel project, which aims at ending the

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To ensure smooth flow of vehicular traffic between Nagpur-Bhandara-Raipur, the National Highways Authority of India has decided to construct

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to construct a bridge between Juhu-Versova Link Road, and Mayor Hall near Barfiwala Flyover to reduce

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Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has announced that the Shiradi Ghat tunnel road project on the Mangaluru – Bengaluru

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Larsen & Toubro and J Kumar Infraprojects have emerged as the lowest bidders for the construction of two underground tunnelling packages (DC-08 and DC-09)

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The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has awarded a contract to ITD Cementation to build twin tunnels and 10 underground metro stations from Lighthouse

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