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Construction & Infrastructure News

Railways’ transformation initiatives and sizeable capex plans to boost construction sector

January 2018

The domestic construction sector is expected to get a major boost from Indian Railways’ (IR) capex plans, estimated at over Rs 650 billion per year, ...

Construction sector, Indian Railways, HSR, ICRA, PPP model, LIC, GST, Infrastructure

It is time we see an action-oriented approach from the industry

December 2017

'It is time we see an action-oriented approach from the industry,' says Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State, Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry Afforda...

Housing, Urban Affairs Ministry Affordable housing, PPP, RERA, GST, ULB, GIS, PFMS, ISSR, PMAY, BLC, BMTPC, DPR, CLSS, Budget 2016

Kochi Metro | Work under progress on the Rs 5,181.79 crore project

April 2017

In Kochi—in God’s own country—the Metro is a fully elevated, 25.612-km corridor. Aligned along the north-south axis on the National Highway, it compr...

KMRL, Construction, Elias George, CBTC system, PPP model, JLN Stadium, Info Park, Kochi One smart card

Infrastructure and the Mirage of Money

November 2016

Private money is not exactly gushing into our infrastructure sectors. If we see the trend, the decline of private investment in infra projects is dra...

Infrastructure, Infra Projects, World Bank, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, NIIF, Vijay Kelkar Committee, Power Minister, Piyush Goyal, Renewables, PPP Model

Jaipur earmarks land to set up waste-to-energy plant

November 2016

The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has earmarked 25 hectares in Langdiwas to set up waste-to-energy plant. ...

Jaipur Municipal Corporation, Waste-to-energy plant, PPP model, MoU

Around 15percent of waste is being segregated at various levels

October 2016

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) receives approx 9,000 tonnes of municipal waste on a daily basis at three locations, namely Deonar...

MCGM, Municipal Solid Waste, Bio-Reactor Technology, Electricity generation, MPCB, Wastewater, PPP model, Development Plan

Viability of the project and a reasonable rate of return are not ensured by the policy makers.

March 2016

Satyan Nayar, Secretary General, Association of Private Airport Operators, shares his views on private participation in aviation infrastructure with ...

Satyan Nayar, Association of Private Airport Operators, PPP Model, Delhi, Mumbai, Brownfield Airport, Greenfield Airports, Cochin, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Airport Infrastructure

Government to award Rs.28,000 crore highway projects

January 2016

The government plans to award Rs 28,000 crore worth of highways development projects in the current fiscal under the newly conceived hybrid annuity m...

Highways development projects, Hybrid annuity model, PPP model, Road transport, Highways Ministry, Infrastructure, Hybrid model
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