metro infra
Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri has informed that the DPR for Jammu-Srinagar Metrolite rail is ready and the ₹7,942 crore project will soon be approved. The work for metrolite will begin in twin capital cities Jammu and Srinagar of the Union Territory. The metro rail was supposed to run earlier on the road having so many tunnels and other obstructions, which was not found feasible, so a fresh DPR was prepared. Based upon the conditions of the city and the master plan, now instead of metro rail, metrolite will chug in Jammu and Srinagar cities for which a rail line is to be laid on flyovers, which are under construction on the identified routes of the transport. In Jammu, 23-km line will be laid involving ₹3,593 crore investments and in Srinagar, 25-kms will cost ₹4,352 crore. Jammu Light Rail System will have a 23-kilometer length with 22 stations between Bantalab and Bari Brahmana; whereas Srinagar Light Rail System will have a 25-kilometer length which included 12.5-kilometer length from Indira Nagar to HMT Junction and 12.5-km length from Hazuri Bagh to Osmanabad with 24 stations (12 stations on each corridor). The elevated Metro Rail System will not only facilitate the people but also have a positive impact on the economy and quality of life and the Metro Project for the two cities will be cost effective and a leap towards sustainable public transport. The deadline fixed for the completion of both the projects is by the end of 2023.
PM Unveils Multiple Development Projects Worth ₹13,500 Cr in Gujarat
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Three Finalists Selected for ArcelorMittal’s XCarb® India Accelerator
ArcelorMittal, in collaboration with IIT Madras and supported by ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), launched the XCarb® India Accelerator programme in July 2023 to drive decarbonisation in the steel industry. The programme

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JICA Signs Loan Agreement for Phase-2 of Chennai Peripheral RR Project
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has finalized a loan agreement amounting to approximately ₹2,809 crore (49,847 million Japanese Yen) for the construction of the second phase of the Chennai Peripheral Ring Road

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PM Modi to Inaugurate Ambitious Railway Infrastructure Projects
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Central Government Projects Show Improvement in Timeliness
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Saint-Gobain Joins Build Ahead to Advance Sustainable Const in India
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Patel Engineering Wins ₹525.36 Cr Irrigation Project in Telangana
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Japan Commits ₹12,814Cr Loan for 9 Infrastructure Projects in India
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AM/NS India Appoints Arvind Bodhankar as Chief Sustainability Officer
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Waterways Development Projects Worth ₹308 Cr Launched in North East
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Part of Regional Ring Road in Telangana Declared National Highway
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Prime Minister Unveils ₹32,000 Cr Development Projects in Jammu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated, dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone of ₹32,000 crores development projects in Jammu. The projects relate to sectors like health, education, rail, road, aviation, petroleum

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Tamil Nadu Govt Allocates ₹2,500 Cr for Upgradation of Roads
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PM Modi to Lay Foundation for Infrastructure Projects in Varanasi
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Government Focuses on Building Wider Highways & Expressways
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PM Modi Launches Projects Worth ₹10 Lakh Cr in Uttar Pradesh
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Delhi Government Approves MoU for Phase-IV Metro Corridors
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Railways Sanctions Rail-cum-Road Bridge Over Brahmaputra in Guwahati
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Union Minister Announces Massive Investments in North East India
Union Minister B L Verma disclosed that the central government has already invested ₹5 lakh crore in North East India since 2014, with an additional ₹11 lakh crore earmarked for ongoing developmental projects. Verma emphasized the region's

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ICEMA CE Summit Charts Path to $25B Market
The 2nd CE Manufacturing and Supply Chain Summit, organized by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA), brought together industry stakeholders, policymakers, and thought leaders to discuss the future of the

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