ring road in srinagar
The Srinagar semi-ring road project has gained momentum with the Central government allocating an additional amount of ₹1,400 crore for land acquisition. The National Highway Authority of India has divided the project into two phases. Its earlier estimated cost was ₹1,860 crore where Phase 1 has 42.10 kilometres for 90 per cent of the land that has been acquired. While as for phase 2, consisting of 19 kilometres of road length to be developed, a detailed project report is under revision for change of alignment. However, the project is still facing hiccups as many landowners are alleging that the authorities are not giving them fair compensation in lieu of land as farmers are demanding compensation as per the new central compensation Act which has come into effect in J&K after the abrogation of special status. Under the Phase-II of the project, a two-way road will start at Narbal and meet in Ganderbal and the project is likely to cost ₹1195 crore in Phase-I and ₹448 crore in Phase-II. The road length in Phase-I will be 34.72 km and in Phase-II 27.2 km along with a Toll Plaza at Narbal Junction. In the proposed four-lane road project from Galander to Narbal, there will be 155 culverts, two road-over bridges, two flyovers, five major junctions, 17 minor junctions and one Toll Plaza. The two-lane road from Narbal to Ganderbal will have 135 culverts, five major junctions and nine minor junctions. The projects should keep room for widening from four-lane to six-lane and from two-lane to four-lane to cater to the emerging requirements.
MMRC to build Rs 8,739-cr Wadala- CSMT metro line 11
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has been tasked with the construction of Metro Line 11 between Wadala and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) at an investment of Rs 8,739 crore. An order to this effect has been issued by the Urban Development

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NHAI expedites Rs 32,000-cr Gorakhpur-Siliguri e-way project
National Highways Authority of India has fast tracked the 520 km long four-lane Gorakhpur-Siliguri Expressway. Starting from UP, the expressway will go to West Bengal after crisscrossing nine districts of Bihar. It will pass through three districts of

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MMRDA starts work on Rs 8,416-cr Bridge on Kasheli Creek
MMRDA has started construction work on the final segment of the bridge on the Kasheli Creek, which is a part of the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan line, at an investment of Rs 8,416 crore. The height of the bridge is 15 metres above water levels and comprises

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Govt prioritizes 18 road projects under Gati Shakti
In the fiscal year 2023-24, the government in line with Prime Minister Gati Shakti-National Master Plan, has prioritized and fast-tracked as many as 18 critical road infrastructure projects to be completed in the next two years. The Centre is eyeing 67 critical

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HAML finalizes alignment for Rs 6,250-cr metro airport line
In order to start construction work on the airport metro line, Managing Director, HAML, N.V.S. Reddy, has finalized alignment by inspecting the entire 10 km stretch for the airport metro line involving an investment of Rs 6,250 crore. He also examined options

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CMRL fast tracks Rs 61,843-cr Phase-II metro corridor
Chennai Metro Rail has fast tracked the ground work to start construction of the Phase 2 part of the project with the local agencies acquiring 82% of the required land for the mega metro project worth Rs 61,843 crore. CMRL is keen to commission the Poonamallee

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Raheja Group in JV to build 3-acre project in Mumbai
Real estate builder K Raheja’s development arm K Raheja Corp Homes has entered into an agreement to develop a 1-million-sq-ft luxury housing project over an area of over 3- acre prime land parcel at Mahalaxmi locality in South Mumbai. The project will be

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BMRCL to extend Green Line Metro to BIEC
Mass transport connectivity on Nelamangala and Mysuru roads is set to get a big boost with the BMRCL's decision to extend the stretch between Manjunath Nagar to Madavara (BIEC). Once work on this line is completed, the green line metro network will be expanded

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Plans afoot to build new Mumbai-Goa Expressway
The road connectivity between Mumbai and Goa is likely to get a further boost as an 'express' upgrade with the state government in Maharashtra announcing a new access-controlled high-speed expressway between Mumbai and Goa, similar to the Mumbai-Pune expressway

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NHAI invites bids for Rs 844.23-cr RR road in Kanpur
NHAI has invited bids for the development of a six-lane greenfield Ring Road (Package-III) around Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on an engineering, procurement and construction model. The project in question commands scope of work of the construction of a six-lane

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates bauma CONEXPO 2023
Union Road, Transport and Highways Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday inaugurated baumaCONEXPO 2023 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida highlighting the importance of construction equipment industry for the growth of the

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NHAI starts tunneling work on 464-km NH in Chhattisgarh
The National Highway Authority of India has begun building a 2.79 km tunnel in Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh, under the Bharatmala Project. The tunnel, the largest in Chhattisgarh, will connect Raipur to Visakhapatnam and reduce travel time from 13 hours

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DLF to launch 1,100 residential units in Gurgaon
Real estate giant DLF is starting construction on a luxury housing project in Gurugram with an estimated revenue potential of Rs 7,500 crore. The company plans to develop 1,100 apartments in the residential project located in Sector 63. The demand for real

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BRO plans new bridge across Indus connecting east Ladakh
The Border Road Organization is building a new concrete bridge at Loma across the Indus River to facilitate the movement of heavy military equipment to eastern Ladakh. The road from Chushul to the Loma Bridge is currently unpaved and outdated, but with

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CICEE 2023 Spring Symposium held in Beijing
The Organizing Committee of the Changsha International Construction Equipment Exhibition (CICEE) held a Spring Symposium in Beijing. Representatives and experts from various national business associations, such as the China Construction Industry Association

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King Willem-Alexander Opens New ELEO Battery Facility
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened ELEO's new battery facility with a ceremonial unveiling using an electric excavator. The event, which took place at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, Netherlands, was attended

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Kohler celebrates 150 years of bold moves, creativity & impact
Kohler Co., a company founded in 1873, is known for its innovative products for kitchen and bath spaces, energy-efficient solutions, luxury hospitality experiences, and championship golf. The company's teams of creative designers are the driving force

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BRO to build 135-km Chushul –Demchok highway along LAC
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has recently invited bids for the construction of the 135 km long Chushul-Dungti-Fukche-Demchok highway, also known as the CDFD road along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) starting from Chushul to Demchok matching to

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NHAI floats tender for ₹952-cr Ambala RR project
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has floated a tender for the construction of a 22.5-km long stretch, which is a part of the Phase-II of the Ambala ring road project aimed at decongesting the traffic scenario in and around Ambala city

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Railway unveils elevated inter-city semi-high-speed trains
Indian Railways is planning to construct intercity elevated semi-high-speed tracks for passenger trains on popular routes such as Delhi-Jaipur, Mumbai-Pune, Bangalore-Chennai, and Delhi-Amritsar via Chandigarh. The project, which is expected to cost

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