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Ports, Ahoy!

June 2016

India, due to its long coastline, is richly endowed with natural maritime advantages. The countrys 7,500 km coastline covers 13 states and Union Terr...

Ports, Inland water transport, Logistics, Water transport, GDP, Vivek Kele, Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India, RTO, Areef Patel, Patel Integrated Logistics, BJP government, GST, Sagarmala Projects, VK Singh, Shreyas Shipping and Logistics

We envisage a barrier-free tolling system

June 2016

NPCI falls into the category of financial market infrastructure. Our infrastructure is not visible to the naked eye. The financial market infrastruct...

NPCI, Infrastructure, A P Hota, SMS, Fibre network, Metro centres, USSD, NHAI, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, ETC, RFID card, UPI, BBPS, Venkaiah Naidu

I call it the 4-P model where the fourth P stands for people

May 2016

It is yet to emerge as an organised sector in comparison to the other sectors where you have model concession agreements. The bankers are also very f...

Arun Lakhani, Vishvaraj Infrastructure, Ganga programme, Swiss Challenge model, ULB, Cross-subsidisation, Pressurised water system, Infrastructure, ADB funding, Drinking water, Sewage treatment, Smart Cities programme, Rouhan Sharma

We are not asset owners. We are not bankers. We are operators

May 2016

Formerly known as Vivendi Environment, the France-based transnational firm Veolia Environment is active in water, waste solutions and energy services...

Vivendi Environment, Veolia Environment, Water, Waste solutions, KUWASIP, OCW, EPC, PPP, Nag River, Distribution, Construction, Technology, Gabon, Niger, JNURM

Arnab Bandyopadhyay, Lead Transport Specialist and Dipan Bose, Transport Specialist World Bank

April 2016

Engineering issues in road safety management pertain to two main areas, i.e. road infrastructure safety and vehicle safety....

Engineering, Road safety management, Rouhan Sharma, Road builders, IRAP, Transport, Road Safety Bill, Arnab Bandyopadhyay

We now have an approach how to select the right lighting level based on the roadway characteristics

April 2016

There´s been a significant amount of research in that area. My own work shows there´s a direct link between crash safety and lighting levels as well ...

Dr. Ronald Gibbons, CIBSS, Crash safety, Lighting levels, LED lighting, Roadway, Rouhan Sharma

The banking industry is facing its sachet moment

February 2016

Telecommunication companies only have payment licenses so they can only take deposits. They can´t lend. What´s happening in banking the world over - ...

Banking services, Rouhan Sharma, Dr. Rajiv Lall, IDFC Bank, Bill Gates, Nandan Nilekani, Whatsapp, Technology, Investment, PSL, RBS, NHAI, Transportation, UDAY scheme, Infrastructure

A Towering problem

February 2016

Earlier last month, civic authorities sealed a mobile tower atop a school building in the town of Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra after reside...

Criss-crossing, Radio frequencies, Mormugao Municipal Council, Pollution Control Board, Prakash Munshi, CDMA, Wi-Fi, ICNIRP, NGO, BIR, IARC, Girish Kumar, Dr. Leszczynski, FCC, ARPANSA
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