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Saturday , 29 January 2022

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DMRC awards major contract to ITD Cementation

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded a major contract worth ? 546 crore to a consortium of ITD Cementation and Italian-Thai Development Public Company, Thailand. The project involves among other things, construction of a 9,305m long elevated metro track and eight elevated metro stations as well as architectural finishing and drainage work, with a completion time of 30 months. ...

IL&FS and LIC launch Rs.5300 crore infra fund

IL&FS Financial Services and Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) have launched a ? 5300 crore fund to invest in road, ports and power projects. The fund which has been cleared by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will raise funds from domestic and foreign investors. LIC is likely to hold a stake of up to 30% in ...

Centre approves Viability Gap Funding for MTHL

The Union Finance Ministry has approved Viability Gap Funding of about ? 1930 crore for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project. The 22km bridge which connects Sewri in South Mumbai to Nhava Sheva in Navi Mumbai will be the longest sea bridge in India. Bids will now be invited for the project. Besides decongesting the city, MTHL will provide ...

Fifth Urban Mobility Conference and Expo held

Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India organised the fifth edition of Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo in Delhi in December 2012. Spread over four days, UMI had speakers from various countries and the conference was addressed by two ministers: Kamalnath, Minister for Urban Development and Ajay Maken, Minister for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA). While ...

French Pavilion at Urban Mobility 2012

That France is keen to make its presence felt in the Urban Mobility sector in India was evident from the large French Pavilion at the UMI. 14 leading companies from France showcased their expertise and state-of-the-art technologies at the conference-cum-Expo. The French Trade Commissions –UBIFRANCE (the French agency for international business development, a key public partner in export for French ...

ACC introduces new topping for concrete roads

ACC Concrete, a division of ACC Limited has introduced two new solutions, UTWT24 and Speedcrete, for instant road surface overlay and repair in India. The two solutions were launched at a live demonstration of overlaying these solutions at the ACC Thane complex near Mumbai. The demo-seminar showcased live the process of how UTWT 24 and Speedcrete can speed up the ...

Delhi roads to get emergency lanes

About 160 roads in Delhi are set to get emergency disaster management lanes. To be painted in blue, the lanes will be on the extreme right of the roads and will be 3.5m wide. Normally, the lane will be open for vehicular traffic, but in case of an emergency or disaster which will be sounded by a siren, vehicles will ...

Soon, new toilets for railways

Trains in India are all set to get vacuum toilets based on the technology used in the airplane toilets. These toilets are a part of the second phase of improving cleanliness on trains after the introduction of bio-toilets earlier last year. The Railways have identified 55 cities where toilet systems in trains are in bad condition. The introduction of vacuum ...

Manish Poudwal conferred with Indian Achievers Award

Manish Poudwal, Director (Technical), Subtronics (India) Pvt Ltd was recently honoured with the Indian Achievers Award for Young Entrepreneur 2012 at a function held at the Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The award was in recognition of his achievements and contribution to Corporate & Social Responsibilities. Poudwal, who is an engineer by training and holds a Postgraduate degree in ...

ITS implementation is great value for money

  Maurice D?Souza, Chief Operating Officer, CMS Computers Ltd talks about the relevance of ITS in India and the challenges in its widespread implementation.   What importance of ITS do you see in today?s traffic scenario in the country? ITS is quickly gaining relevance and importance in the Indian traffic scenario. An ITS with a proper architecture looks at optimisation ...