Infrastructure

India, US agree to build 6 nuclear power plants in India

India and the United States and India agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including building six U.S. nuclear power plants in India, the two countries said in a joint statement on Wednesday...

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Another step towards the welfare of Fishermen, 20 fishing jetties would be constructed across the country

Government is taking positive steps for the overall development of Business in the country. Due to the huge coastal area, fishing is one of the most important businesses in India. For promotion the fishing and for benefit of fishermen community, Government announced the construction of 20 new jetties across the country...

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illuminating stations with LED lights, Indian Railways shines with its new wave for energy consumption

Achieving its target, the Indian Railway has rightfully walked on the success path by illuminating the station with LED lighting. The target of installing LED lights across its network is a move that would help the national transporter Indian Railways to save Rs 50 crore per annum in electricity bills. ..

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No more long queues for CNG, 5000 new CNG refueling stations to come up across the country

With a new model of the Dealer Owned Dealer Operated (DODO), Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched new setting up CNG stations in India. Due to increasing demand for CNG in India, the government launched this across the country on the sidelines of Petrotech 2019...

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Illuminating stations, Indian Railway goes eco-friendly with LED lights and solar panels

Making travelling easy, the transportation in India has been swiftly changing its course in making life feasible. Indian Railway has time and again transformed itself in shaping and welcoming new techniques to alter safety and security for the commuters. It has been in the forefront towards adopting various energy conservative measures...

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Expansion plans for Numaligarh Refinery; a positive nod from the cabinet

The positive step was taken by the government today for the expansion of Numaligarh Refinery. Cabinet Approved Rs. 22, 594 Cr. for Numaligarh Refinery expansion project...

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Train passengers now arrive 15-20 minutes before your train leaves as Indian Railways boost up security checking

Initiating on levelling up on all platforms, be it safety, cleanliness, availability of trains, the Indian Railways has left no stones unturned. In a similar attempt, taking out a leaf from airport’s book, the Indian Railways is planning to seal stations for security checks. So now, the train passengers would have to arrive 15-20 minutes before the scheduled departure time to complete these security checks before boarding their trains...

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Soon, the dream of International flight will come true: Government preparing for UDAN-3

The dream of international flight in the affordable prize will fulfill in near future, as the Government of India is finalizing the procedure of the 3rd phase of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. ..

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Giving viewers a sneak peek, Piyush Goyal shares the futuristic plan of transforming Tirupati Station

With the introduction of pilgrimage trains by the Indian Railways, the devotees travelling experience has escalated and become quite feasible. Adding another feather to these pilgrim trains, Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal unveiled the futuristic plans on transforming the Tirupati station serving as a benchmark for other stations across the country. ..

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Feasibility of travelling: Indian Railways collaborate with ISRO to install GPS, SOS in locomotives

Letting passengers get availability to track the movement of premium trains and the motorman to send signals during emergencies, the Indian Railway in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation has decided to install Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and SOS system in premium trains. ..

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Action in need for speed! Make in India’s ‘Train 18’ swiftly cruises in officially becoming fastest train in India

Breaching the speed limit of 180 km/hr, Make in India’s Train 18 has broken all records by swiftly becoming the fastest train in India. The Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) gave its clearance to Indian Railways first semi-high speed engine-less train making it officially fastest train...

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‘Make in India’ sways its magic! India strengthens manufacturing base by delivering 22 train sets to Sydney Metro

India has set a strong manufacturing base for itself with the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Reinforcing India’s role as a manufacturing and engineering hub, Alstom's Sricity facility in Andhra Pradesh delivered the last of the 22 trainsets to the Sydney metro made in the ‘Make in India’ initiative...

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Indian tracks to slay with superfast trains! ICF to manufacture four more Train 18, this current year

With smooth trials and transitions, the railway tracks experienced the suave Train 18 reining the tracks like a king. Being a major success, the Indian Railways first engine less train for long distance, Train 18 proved to be a super hit. Under this perspective, the Indian Railways have asked the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai to expedite manufacturing of more such train sets...

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Giving a major thrust to an alternative Suez Canal; India, Iran and Russia to hold trilateral meeting on Nov 23

Promoting transport cooperation and enhancing connectivity with Central Asian countries; India, Iran and Russia will hold a trilateral meeting to make the 7,200-km-long ship, road, and rail route operational soon. The meeting on the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is slated to take place on November 23...

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Discussing and strengthening relations, India sets up Plus desk to facilitate investment from UAE

India and the UAE on Monday discussed ways to increase investments in areas including highways, airports and infrastructure. The issue was discussed during the meeting of the UAE-India High Level Joint Task Force on Investments. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu announced a fast track mechanism between India and the UAE to attract investments...

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Etching pact with Japan, India comes closer to achieve its dream of ambitious Bullet train

Giving a major thrust to high speed rail project, India signed an agreement with Japan for construction of a Metro project in Kolkata and a high-speed rail project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The Japan International Cooperation Agency will lend a loan of around Rs 5,500 Cr for the ambitious Bullet train project...

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Taking a big leap, Indian Railways roll out its first ‘SMART Coach’

Taking a smart move, the Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has given immense upswing boost to the infrastructure of railways. In a new move, the Indian Railways has just got its first “SMART” coach! The SMART coach has several new features that will go a long way in enhancing the safety and security of train journeys and enhancing passenger comfort. ..

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First of its kind, 24 labs set up to boost skill development in Maritime and Shipping sector

With the aim of boosting skill development, the Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) has set up 24 labs in Mumbai and Vizag. The first of its kind of infrastructure will give a major boost to the skill development in the sector...

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NE State Capitals to be connected by railway network by 2020

All the capital cities of the Northeastern States will be connected to each other by railway network, by 2020. The Indian Railway is likely to spend Rs 90000crore ..

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To boost aviation sector, three new airport terminal buildings set to come up at Chennai, Lucknow and Guwahati

Offering a comfy air travel experience, three major infrastructure projects enveloping new terminal buildings at the Chennai, Lucknow and Guwahati airports were approved today. In a major boost to the aviation sector, the Centre today approved a proposal to build new terminal buildings at the Chennai, Lucknow and Guwahati airports at an estimated cost of over 5,000 Crores...

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New expressway to be laid down connecting Delhi and Mumbai at the cost of Rs 1 trillion

New expressway will be laid down connecting Delhi and Mumbai at the cost of 1 Lakh Crores. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has assured that the work on the project will be completed in three years starting from this December...

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NHAI creates record with 7,400 km road projects of 1.22 lakh Cr in one year

In a bid to boost road connectivity, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded 150 road projects of 7,400 km worth Rs 1,22,000 crore In financial year 2017-18. According to Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, in last 5 years, the average length of road projects awarded by NHAI was 2,860 km with 4,335 Km awarded in the last financial year. In comparison, the length of projects awarded in FY 2017-18 is an all-time high and a record achievement by NHAI since its inception in 1995...

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Pinning ‘Right to shelter’ on top, VP Naidu pitches for boosting affordable housing

After food and clothing, housing is a basic need for every citizen, similarly, with severe housing shortage, there are a need for the private sector and real estate developers to play a bigger role in promoting low-cost housing in cities, said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu while inaugurating the two-day CREDAI Conclave on Thursday...

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LED to brighten India’s roads! 49 lakh LED street lights installed

To save electricity and back municipalities for energy consumption, now 49 lakh LED lights are luminating India's streets. ..

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HRIDAY scheme for heritage development approves 240 Cr for 12 cities

The National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), a Central Sector Scheme, with a total outlay of Rs.500 Cr of which 240 cr.has been given for utilizing of Heritage Development by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs...

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Thanks to Indian Army! 3 Foot-over bridges in Mumbai set open for public

Finally all the three Foot over Bridges are open for public! The three foot-over-bridges (FOBs) at Elphinstone Road, Currey Road and Ambivli, built by Indian Army has been opened from today for the public...

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Centre allocates Rs 5,252 Cr for Railway Infrastructure of Odisha

Odisha got its budget railway infrastructure development which costs around Rs 5,252 Crores. Centre has allocated Rs 5,252 Cr for the railway infrastructure development in Odisha, Umesh Singh, the general manager of East Coast Railway said...

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‘Nirman Samvaad’ ensures appropriate changes and smoothen the infrastructure development of Railways

To solve and discuss issues and matter of development in the Railway sector a meeting was organized by the Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) an arm of Ministry of Railways for fast track implementation of railway projects. The conclave ‘Nirman Samvaad’ was an initiative by Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal taken to smoothen procedures and remove any blockage for ensuring smooth functioning...

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Taking high road for connectivity: new cell created for attracting investment for highways projects

While highways are high roads to developments, a good amount of investments can make the connectivity of country far better. The National Highways Authority of India has created a National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC) for attracting domestic and foreign investment for highways projects. The cell will focus on engaging with global institution investors, construction companies, developers and fund managers for building investor participation in road infrastructure projects...

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Google X will enhance digital connectivity in Andhra Pradesh: Minister Nara Lokesh

In order to establish the high-speed internet network in the state of Andhra Pradesh, state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu has roped in international giant Google X. ..

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Railways to beautify its 400 stations by redeveloping it

If you are going outstation by train and you see station with proper seating arrangements, Pure drinking water booth, Clean platforms, WI Fi sevices etc. all these facilities will fascinate you but it will a reality soon as Indian Railways has tied up with IRSDC as nodal agency for station redevelopment plan...

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Gadkari assures close monitoring of Polavaram project

In order to fast-track the ongoing work of national irrigation project Polavaram, Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari assured that central government will closely monitor the most anticipated national irrigation project...

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Centre approves Rs.1 Lakh Cr for infrastructural development of Tamil Nadu

Centre sanctioned Rs 1 Lakh Crore infrastructure projects for Tamil Nadu including three elevated corridors for Chennai and bus ports at Madurai, Coimbatore and Salem that will be on par with airports...

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Rural Housing Targets of 1Cr homes to be achieved by March 2019; 55.85 lakh sanctioned to beneficiaries

Setting the target of allotting one crore new houses to the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) on 20th November 2016, the government have to complete 51 lakh houses by 31st March 2018. While all the one crore houses will be allotted after beneficiary registration, geo-tagging and account verification by 31st March 2019...

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Now travel Mumbai to Pune in just 14 minutes with #Hyperloopone

To classify potential routes and scrutinizing the high-level economic impact and technical feasibility of Hyperloop transportation solutions in India the Maharashtra Government has announced its partnership with the Virgin Hyper-loop One to conduct a preliminary study in the region. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) and the US-based company...

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Judiciary gets 3320 CR for infrastructural development

The availability of suitable number of Court Halls and Residential Accommodations for Judges / Judicial Officers of District and Subordinate Courts all over the country will increase as The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary beyond 12th Five Year Plan i.e. from 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2020. This mission costs around 3320 Cr...

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‘Webbish Highway’; Agra – Lucknow highway to get free wifi soon

If you are going to travel by Agra - Lucknow highway and getting bored by the journey then here is the solution as the 302 kms highway will soon have a facility of free wifi. Now the travelers travelling through this highway will have an access to internet at free cost...

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India is making a rapid advancement in the construction of tunnels both for road and rail network: MoS

“For mighty Himalayas, tunnel construction shall form an important feature of the road and rail network to ensure all-weather, smooth and reliable communication” says MoS for Defense Dr. Subhash Bhamre while inaugurating a two-day seminar on ‘Challenges in Planning, Investigation, Design and Construction of Highway Tunnels in Himalayan Region’ Region’ organised by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Thursday...

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SmartCity is all about using technology and design to give a better life to the common man: CM Fadnavis

Taking Maharashtra towards the path of ‘Smart City’, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated ‘ACETECH 2017’ which was organised by The Economic Times in Mumbai. Taking the stage after the inauguration, CM Fadnavis said that as our nation is working hard on 100 #smartcities, the roles and responsibilities of ‘ace (architecture, construction, engineering)’ sector has increased...

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First set of solar plants with capacity of 5 MW launched in New Delhi

The first set of solar plants with a total capacity of 5 megawatts launched in New Delhi Division by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday. The project of Indian Railways is planning to start one thousand Megawatt solar plants across the whole network under National Solar Mission...

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About 3150 hectares of forest land approved for construction of Kaleswaram project

The forest land of about 3,150 hectares have been approved for construction of Kaleswaram project stage-one by the Environment Ministry. The diversion of the allotted land will be through eight forest divisions from Mahadevpur it will go move Karimnagar-Sircilla, Siddipet, Yadadri, Medak, Nizamabad, Banswada and lastly to Nirmal...

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CM Chandrababu meets Foster and Partners to finalize project Amaravati

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who is in London, on Tuesday met officials of Foster and Partners in order to finalize the most awaited design of the state capital Amaravati. ..

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Odisha set to fast track the implementation of large investment projects

Review meeting was held by the Project Monitoring Group of Prime Minister’s Office under the chairmanship of Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi which directed to fast track the implementation of large investment projects. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the concerned department and project proponents to keep up constant monitoring at the execution level for completion of the projects within scheduled limits...

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NIIF and a subsidiary of ADIA signed First Investment Agreement

The first investment agreement of 1 billion USD between National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Master Fund and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has been signed on Monday. ADIA will become the first institutional investor in NIIF’s Master Fund and a shareholder in the NIIF’s investment management Company...

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PM Modi views proper connectivity as an important factor for greater development

Since 2014, when Prime minister Narendra Modi took the charge has been launching various projects for the development of East India. Walking along the same line, PM laid the foundation stone for a number of infrastructural projects including Namami Gange and National Highways projects at Mokama. The newly launched four national highways projects are worth Rs 3,031 crore...

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Andaman Nicobar Islands to get Four National Highways, foundation stone laid

The foundation stone of four National Highways projects worth Rs 1121 crore in Andaman and Nicobar Islands was laid by Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday. Several shipping projects worth Rs.200 crore will be developed in coming days. The Ministers are on a two-day visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands...

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Now track National Highways projects with mobile app

To rate national highways on Tuesday the National Highways Authority of India Chairman, Deepak Kumar launched a new multilingual website of the organization. He also launched a Project Monitoring Information System (PMIS) Moblie App which will monitor NHAI projects...

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Centre announces new PPP Policy to promote private investments in affordable housing

A new era of growth in real estate sector has been targeted.The Central government has announced a new public-private partnership (PPP) policy on Thursday for affordable housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per each house to be built by private builders even on private lands. Besides, it will also open up the immense potential for private investments in affordable housing projects on government lands in urban areas...

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New Metro Rail policy released focusing on compact urban development

The fewer people use personalized vehicles in a city more the city becomes pollution free. Hence focusing on minimising the use of personal motorized transport, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has released the new Metro Policy for expanding the metro network. The new policy seeks to fulfill the desire of metro rail of a large number of cities but in a responsible manner...

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Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate Sardar Sarovar Dam on his 67th birthday

Ahead of the crucial state assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the world’s second biggest dam to the people of Gujarat. On his 67th birthday, Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the most anticipated irrigation project nearly after sixty years. He is also scheduled to attend the concluding session of fortnight-long Narmada Mahotsav where he will address the mammoth gathering organized by the state administration...

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Better IT fracture will boost employment rate: Nara Lokesh

In order to improve the rate of in the state of Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Minister Nara Lokesh said that the state government is looking forward for an effective eco-system which can offer ample scope for employment generation with the help of advanced IT and other technologies...

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To act over recurring cases of building collapse, Maha Govt brings renovation policy for authorized tenanted buildings in Mumbai

Recurring incidents of building collapse in Mumbai which witness deaths of more than 50 people, to act over this state government announced about reconstruction and redevelopment policy for authorized tenanted buildings in Mumbai city and suburbs...

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Venkaiah Naidu lays the foundation stone of the 1st Smart City in Ranchi; empowers people on education too

Newly appointed Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday visited Jharkhand to lay the foundation stone of Greenfield Smart City at Ranchi. Along with the Greenfield, he also inaugurated Urban Civic Tower, Convention Centre and Jharkhand Urban Planning and Management Institute in the Campus of Ranchi Smart City Area. While speaking at the inaugural event, Naidu appreciated the natural resources and minerals excavated from the state. He also stressed upon the fact there should be transparency and order ..

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Govt soon to come up with Electric Vehicle policy to curb the menace of pollution

The increasing pollution worldwide is getting escalated by overuse of cars with petrol and diesel fuel. Hence to tackle the menace of politics, the government will soon bring in a policy on electric vehicles. For innovation in electric car vehicles, he asked carmakers to carry out research...

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Mumbai soon to get India’s longest ‘cycle’ track by 2019

Mumbai set to get India’s longest cycling and jogging track after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s 39-km-long track which will stretch from suburban Mulund to Antop Hill in Wadala...

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Ganga on the Uttarakhand front to be clean again, would receive 3 sewage treatment plants at tourist spots

Rituals and culture forms the innate crux for any Indian. Indians respect their gods and the ritualistic norms and along with that comes “ritualistic material” which majorly includes flowers, incense sticks, fruits and innumerable number of items. Ganga, being a holy river which originates from the Himalayas is the dirtiest river in India. Millions of Indians dump all the ritualistic materials from Puja in the river due to which the pollution is peaking higher day by day. With the intention to reduce ..

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Maha CM calls on Rajnath Singh to discuss security in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis accompanied with Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to discuss the security arrangements in Naxal-affected Gadchiroli and Gondia districts of the state...

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Centre nods for transfer of 40 acres of land-swap for completion of Metro rail project

Centre gave nod for transfer of 40 acres of Airports Authority of India (AAI) land at RR station, Dahisar to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for its metro shed swapping with 40 acres of State Government land at Gorai, Mumbai. The land transaction will enable MMRDA to complete the Metro rail project in Mumbai...

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High tech system to keep a tab on the status of bridges in Mumbai soon

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation BMC has adopted a bridge management system (BMS) for maintenance and reconstruction of bridges in time after last year’s tragedy on the Mumbai-Goa highway, after last year’s tragedy on the Mumbai-Goa highway. ..

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NHAI to start work on project to decongest Dhaula Kuan – Airport Road Section of NH8

Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, will lay the foundation stone for NHAI's project to decongest one of Delhi's most congested corridors which leads to Indira Gandhi International Airport on August 14..

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Soon Roads and Highways sector will have independent financial body to cater development needs

As every sector has been backed up financially which is essential core needed for the development. Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari expressed hopes for setting up the independent ‘financial arm’ which will solely cater to the roads and highways sector...

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Govt serious on river linking projects, assures Uma Bharti

The Union Government is serious on river linking projects and the first such project that could take off in near future would be “Ken-Betwa” link project, informed Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday...

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Odisha nods for ‘Rural Road Maintenance’ policy to plan and execute rural roads in efficient manner

Odisha gave nod for a proposal to formulate ‘Rural Road Maintenance’ policy for the planning and execution of rural roads in planned and efficient manner. Under this ‘Rural Road, Maintenance’ policy a comprehensive road data base consisting of road inventory details, road section inventory and road condition index report for every rural road would be prepared...

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13,872 villages electrified under rural scheme DDUGJY says Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, Government till now brightened 13,872 villages electrified till 30th June 2017. Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Sikkim are the states where 100% villages are electrified till date...

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BRO in Arunachal construct 2 tunnels in Sela pass; will cut travel time to China border

Beside the ongoing Indo-China crisis from the last one month, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) from the Indian side took a major move of setting up construction of two tunnels through 4170-metre Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh which will cut down the distance by 10 kms to China border through Tawang...

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BRO in Arunachal construct 2 tunnels in Sela pass; will cut travel time to China border

Beside the ongoing Indo-China crisis from the last one month, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) from the Indian side took a major move of setting up construction of two tunnels through 4170-metre Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh which will cut down the distance by 10 kms to China border through Tawang...

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World’s 1st full-scale experiment to produce electricity from ocean current unveiled in Japan

In a world where Energy crisis is mounting day by day, searching an infinite energy source is very important. As Ocean current is a limitless energy source, World’s 1st test set to produce electricity from ocean current. Heavy machinery manufacturer IHI Corp in Japan has planned to conduct the 1st experiment for generating electricity from ocean current. This is World’s first full-fledged experiment on such planning...

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Cyber Security is top priority for Railways with use of exhaustive technologies: Suresh Prabhu

Computerisation on Indian Railways started about three decades ago and major activities like Ticketing, Freight operations, Train operations and Asset management now rely heavily on IT Systems, informed Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. He noted that now Cyber Security on Indian Railway has been identified as the focus area...

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To boost road connectivity, Govt upgraded 51,300 km state roads as national highways

In a bid to improve road network across the country, Modi Government renewed 51,300 km state roads as national highways. The declaration of state roads as new National Highways is done from time to time depending upon the requirement of connectivity, inter-se-priority and availability of funds...

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Over 2.63 crore BPL households electrified under rural scheme DDUGJY

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, the government has brightened over 2.63 crore BPL households till 30th June of this year under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). This was stated by Power Minister Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha on Thursday...

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India-Japan nuclear pact entered into force

India is developing the defense sector with several initiatives. In last November, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tokyo. During this visit, the civil nuclear cooperation pact was signed and Japan's parliament approved the pact in June. The agreement entered into force on July 20.The agreement came into force with the exchange of diplomatic notes between Foreign Secretary and Ambassador of Japan to India...

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Railway aims to achieve output of 15 km per day in the year 2018-19, 20 km per day in 2019-20

Indian railways have the vision to achieve an output of 15 km per day in the year 2018-19 and 20 km per day in the year 2019-20, stated Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. He also noted that the work for the same is being executed through a joint venture with the state...

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CM Patnaik dedicated Odisha’s longest bridge to enhance connectivity and save travelling time

The much-awaited Trisulia Bridge over the Kathajodi River has finally been inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik which has brought a sigh of relief to the commuters between Twin Cities. This Kathajodi Cuttack-Trishulia bridge has been named after Netaji Subhash Bose. The bridge is 2.88 km long built on the outskirts of the state capital linking with the silver city, Cuttack, will now reduce the distance between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar by almost 12 kms...

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Railways set to provide quality medicines at affordable prices at railway stations

People can soon buy generic drugs at cheaper prices from railway stations. The campaign has been launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special outlets. ..

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Over 188 Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras are functioning in Indian Railways

With a view to expanding the facilities for the issue of tickets (both reserved and unreserved) approximately 188 Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras (YTSK) are functioning in Indian Railways. Ministry of Railways has allowed public private partnership in establishment and operation of computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS)-cum Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) terminals at centres which are called Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK)...

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Jharkhand will be fully electrified by 2018, promises CM Raghubar Das

Jharkhand might not be the same ever again. Yes, Chief Minister Raghubar Das has been meeting state regulatory boards of each department to ensure smooth functioning of the state with smiles evident on each and everyone’s face. The CM held a review meeting in presence of state executive agencies and Regulatory Commission Chairman Arvind Prasad. Pointing out the visionary sketch of India by PM Narendra Modi, Das has urged every company to work in the spirit of ‘deshseva’ to ensure electricity supply ..

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Yay! Finally India’s 1st solar train takes ‘path-breaking’ leap towards safe environment

As the nation was in talks about the ‘solar powered’ railways, Finally Indian Railways got its 1st solar powered local train which consists around the total of 16 solar panels, each producing 300 Wp in six coaches. ..

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Book ticket, order meals or lodge complaint! Railways app ‘SAARTHI’ gives all services on one click

Stressing on ‘Rail Badhhega-Desh Badhhega’ concept, Ministry for Railway Suresh Prabhu launched several passenger friendly initiatives to maintain and cherish the relationship with commuters. Initiatives like Rail-SAARTHI, additional facilities for physically-challenged, promoting rail tourism, the new policy of reservation for foreign tourists and launch of integrated mobile application for passengers. ..

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Workshop on ‘Sagarmala’ project kicks off in Odisha to boost coastal shipping and inland navigation

A workshop titled ‘Promoting Coastal Shipping and Inland Navigation in India’ organised by the Ministry of Shipping kicked off in Bhubaneswar. This workshop aims to raise the awareness regarding Sagarmala programme which deals with coastal shipping and inland navigation...

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Cabinet nods for NH-39 to link Manipur-Myanmar roads

National Highway 39 got a nod on Wednesday which will reduce travel time. The Cabinet approved road linking Manipur with Myanmar which is between Imphal and Moreh located near the Myanmar border...

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Japan keen to invest for development of Andhra’s capital

Japanese companies expressed interest in the construction of Andhra Pradesh’s (AP) capital city Amaravati. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu enlightened that the Japanese companies would invest in the construction of Amaravati as world class city in five selected areas...

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Railways come up with ‘Nivaran’ portal to redress grievances; ‘Rail Cloud’ for digitisation

Railways are taking various initiatives for benefiting their passengers and providing them with better facilities. Recently, Railway came up with new initiative ‘Rail Cloud Project’, ‘Nivaran’ and ‘Cashless treatment Scheme’ in Emergency (CTSE) Scheme and Handing over of 1st CTSE Card...

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Smart power meter in Tripura households will ensure timely collection of power bill

Tripura has decided to install smart electricity consumption meters up to household level across the state in a time bound manner to ensure timely collection of the power bill. Smart meters have already been installed in more than 8000 households out of 1.5 lakh odd customers’ households...

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Cabinet clears four laning roads on Solapur to Bijapur

Development of four laning of Solapur-Bijapur section for new National Highway (NH)-52 (formerly NH-13) between Maharashtra and Karnataka got an approval by Cabinet today. The development of 4 laning of about 110 km is estimated to cost approximately Rs 1889 Crore including the cost of land acquisition and pre-construction activities...

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Thailand approves $5.5 bn for China to export bullet train technology

To build the first phase of a high-speed railway, Thailand's government on Tuesday approved $5.5 billion after a long delay that will ultimately link Thailand’s Bangkok to southern China. This is the first time that China has received overseas order to export its bullet train technology...

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Assam CM urges Center for help to connect every household with Internet

With an aim to connect every household of Assam with the internet, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has insisted the Center initiate actions for setting up a fibre (broadband) grid. Henceforth Assam won’t suffer from lack of internet issues...

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Only 3570 census villages are left to be electrified under rural electrification scheme ‘DDUGJY’  

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, Government till now brightened 99.4% of census villages till date and only 0.6% percent villages are remained to b electrified. Notably, 593,894 villages out of 597,464 census villages till date have been electrified till date and remaining 3570 villages will be electrified soon...

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Post GST uniform rate of UJALA appliances across country comes into effect

After GST has come into effect, the price of several commodities are changing according to the new tax regime. Common mass is sometimes unaware of this change. Hence Ministry of Power has notified the prices of energy efficient appliances. Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) distributes such appliances. According to the notice, The 9W LED bulbs are priced Rs70/-, 20W LED tube light Rs 220/- and 5-star rated fans will be available at Rs1,200/- only. ..

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Tesla Company set to build world’s largest power system to combat energy crisis in Australia

To combat energy crisis in Australia, Elon Musk’s Tesla Company set to build world’s largest battery storage facility. A 100-megawatt Power-pack system will be paired with a wind farm near Jamestown, South Australia will also help maintain the reliable operation of South Australia's electrical infrastructure...

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People living in ‘Kuchcha houses’ are provided with best quality homes under PM Awaas Yojana

The challenge of completing 51 lakh homes under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) by March 2018 seems to be possible now. Already over 33 lakh houses are at different levels of construction and the remaining 18 lakh are also in the process of starting work after due approvals...

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Power Ministry launched new app, portal for utilization of coal to reduce power generation cost

With the help of the internet and new technologies India is going digital. The current government is using new portals and apps in various sectors to make administrative work easier. Following the work manner, the Power Ministry on Wednesday launched a mobile application and a portal to States to select Independent Power Producers (IPPs). This will help the utilization of domestic coal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Minimum Government and Maximum Governance’ through ‘Speed, Skill and Scale’ vision ..

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#PMGSY sets new record by constructing 130 kms road per day in 2016-17

The Modi government’s new achievement has made the Opposition uncomfortable. Under Centers flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), pace of construction of roads reached a 7 year high of 130 kms per day in 2016-17 as against an average of 73 kms during the period 2011 to 2014...

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No Govt job, passport if you unnecessarily pull chain of train

You will be made ineligible for a government job if you unnecessarily pull the emergency chain of a train. People caught pulling chains will have to pay a fine of Rs 1000 or one year sentence or both, under the Railway Act. They will also be ineligible for passports and government jobs under the new system. The Ministry of Railways has given the green signal for this...

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Chennai set to become ‘Megapolis’ as State Govt nods to expand Metropolitan Planning Area

The Chennai Metropolitan Planning Area is set to become the biggest in the country, after the Tamil Nadu government gave its nod to merge the neighbouring districts, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur, and Arakkonam taluka in Vellore, to form an 8,878 square km Megapolis...

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