KRIDE hastens doubling of Baiyappanahalli-Hosur rail line
Work on the doubling of the Baiyappanahalli-Hosur line has gathered pace with KRIDE set to commission this section of the rail line in the next three months, and sets up a commissioning deadline of March 2023 for the Baiyappanahalli-Bellandur section. It may be recalled that the Union government sanctioned the doubling project in 2018 but the work was delayed due to the state government's change of stance over funding the project and later, the railways handed over the project to the Rail Infrastructure Development Company-Karnataka (KRIDE) two years ago and decided to commission the doubling in phases, which will help the railways in facilitating the smooth operation of trains, said Managing Director, KRIDE, Amit Garg, adding that they are going to commission a 12-km section Heelalige and Carmelram within the next two to three months. The Baiyappanahalli-Bellandur will be ready by March next year and the remaining section will be completed as per the schedule. KRIDE, which plans to open the full length of the line in early 2024, has recently invited tenders for the construction of a station building, and platforms at some places. This includes a new 'Uskur' station, which seeks to revive a forgotten station near Huskur. Officials said Huskur station will be part of the Indian Railway network while the new stations will be developed under the Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project (BSRP), which includes the Heelalige-Rajanakunte route under Corridor 4. In fact, tenders have been called for preliminary works on Corridor 4 which includes 20 stations. The BSRP also includes a provision to extend the corridor up to Doddaballapura or Gauribidanur in the north and up to Hosur in the south.
Hudco approves Rs 2,000-cr for Vizhinjam Port project
The Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) has approved a loan of Rs 2,000 crores for the construction of Vizhinjam International Port. The port had requested Rs 3,600 crores from HUDCO to complete the expansion and related construction

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MoRTH invites tenders for two-Laning of Medak-Yellareddy section of NH-765D in Telangana
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has issued a tender for the two-laning of the Medak-Yellareddy section of NH-765D in Telangana. The project involves widening the road with paved shoulders, covering a length of 43.910 km from

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IRB Infra signs concession agreement for Tolling and Operations of Hyderabad ORR
IRB Golkonda Expressway Private Limited, a Project SPV of IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd., has signed the Concession Agreement with the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) for Tolling and Operations & Maintenance of

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Inox Wind secures 150 MW wind power project from NTPC Renewable Energy in Gujarat
Inox Wind, a leading wind energy solutions provider, has been awarded a contract by NTPC Renewable Energy for a 150 MW wind power project in Gujarat. As part of the agreement, Inox Wind will supply and install both existing and new technology

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NHAI floats tender for Rs 244-cr elevated road in Odisha
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued a tender for a Rs 244-crore elevated road corridor project in Ainthapali, Odisha. Project Director K. Nageswar Rao has stated that the construction work is expected to commence within the

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PMRDA readies CPR for 128-km long RR project
The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) has achieved a significant milestone by completing the comprehensive project report for the construction of a 128-km ring road. This road will include flyovers, railway flyovers

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Centre approves precast concrete policy for highway sector
The Central government has approved the implementation of a precast concrete policy for the construction of national highways, aiming to accelerate the development of cost-effective and durable infrastructure across the country. This policy

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Indian Govt inks USD 141.12-mn loan pact with ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Indian government have officially signed a loan agreement amounting to USD 141.12 million. The loan aims to support the development of high-quality infrastructure in three industrial clusters located

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K-Ride floats tender for construction of 12 stations
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Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister initiates construction of Rs 630-cr 53-km long road
The foundation stone for the construction of a 53-kilometer-long road, with an estimated cost of Rs 630 crore, was laid by Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath at H Kottala village in Nandyala district. The road, designated as National

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Decks cleared for DMRC’s Keshopur metro station
The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has given his official approval for the transfer of 2,790 square meters of land to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on the upcoming Janakpuri-Majlis Park corridor, as part of Phase-IV. This transfer of land

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NHIDCL signs MoU for building NHs in tough terrains
The National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) and the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) have joined forces through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement aims to leverage

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NBWL gives nod to Rs 16,000-cr Bengaluru-Chennai expressway
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MoRTH invites bids for four-laning of NH-169 in Karnataka's Shimoga-Mangalore section
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has opened the bidding process for four-laning project on NH-169 in the Shimoga-Mangalore section of Karnataka. The project aims to widen the road and add paved shoulders, covering the

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Decks cleared for Rs 2,080-cr NH project in TN
The construction of the Rajapalayam-Puliyarai stretch of the Thirumangalam-Kollam four-lane highway is set to proceed after receiving the necessary approvals from the concerned minister, who has written to the National Highways Authority of India

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BRO to build Rs 2,000-cr tunnel in Lipulekh Pass
The Border Road Organisation (BRO) is preparing to commence construction on a six-kilometer-long tunnel between Bundi and Garbiyang on the Ghatiabagar-Lipulekh road in Uttarakhand. The objective is to ensure smoother vehicular movement

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Jewar & IGI airports get Rs 3,000-cr new road connectivity
The Union transport ministry has announced plans for a new road connectivity project that will link the upcoming Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh with the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi. The proposed road

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CMRL speeds up tunnelling on Phase-II metro corridor
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Visakhapatnam Port Authority launches Rs 1,563-cr development projects
The Visakhapatnam Port Authority (VPA) in Andhra Pradesh has initiated nine key development projects valued at approximately Rs 1,563.16 crores. The Port of Visakhapatnam, located on the east coast of India between Kolkata and Chennai, is one of

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Prestige Group targets 9-mn sq ft retail space in mall segment
The Bengaluru-based Prestige Group has announced its decision to revamp its mall portfolio with the construction of eight new malls, marking the next phase of expansion for the company. This move comes after the sale of two-thirds of its retail

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