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We plan to develop India as a Southeast Asia hub

September 2016

At the moment, we estimate the market to be around 130 million square metres. And we expect this to potentially double within the next five to six ye...

Brian Schou Nielsen, Fibertex Nonwovens, Construction, Roads, Railways, Shoreline protection, Waste processing, American weather, Soil conditions, Southeast Pacific

Awareness creation is the biggest challenge

September 2016

Currently, the demand is much less than the supply. We all have an installed capacity, but are not able to sort of utilise that fully because the dem...

Strata Geosystems India, Shahrokh Bagli, Geosynthetic materials, Railways, Geotextiles, Geogrid, IRB, NHAI, R And D, MANISH PANT

Hidden Benefits

September 2016

Notwithstanding the tremendous potential to expand revenues, general lack of awareness about the benefits of using geosynthetics might delay projecti...

Geosynthetics, Roads, Railroads, Airports, Shorelines, Embankments, Canals, Reservoirs, Dams, Landfills, Agriculture, Konkan Railway, GCL, Geotextiles, Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Cost overruns for infra projects

September 2016

As many as 101 infrastructure projects sized Rs 1,000-crore and above have reported a cost overrun of Rs 1.29 lakh crore....

Infrastructure Projects, Infra Projects, Power, Railways, Roads

First project to connect Konkan railway with Central Railway

September 2016

Indian Railways signed an MoU for laying the Karad-Chiplun railway line, crossing the Sahyadri mountain range. The stateĀ“s ambitious project aims to ...

Indian Railways, MoU, Karad-Chiplun railway line, Sahyadri mountain, Ports

Investment in Railways through PPP

September 2016

Investment of over Rs 35,000 crore has been committed for various projects through public-private partnership (PPP) in Railways....

Investment, PPP, Indian Railways, Private Freight Terminals, Extra-Budgetary Resources

Railways insist on third line for RRTS

September 2016

The fate of the Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) proposed for the 125.65-km Thiruvananthapuram-Chengannur stretch hangs in balance with Railways maki...

Rapid Rail Transit System, Railways, RRTS, EMU, MRVC

Mission Raftar: high-speed electric trains

September 2016

Indian Railways are replacing all diesel-run trains with high-speed electric trains. In a first step towards phasing out diesel engines, the Railways...

Indian Railways, Diesel-run trains, Railways, MEMU trains, Asansol-Dhanbad section, Kanpur-Allahabad section
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