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Bite the Bullet

India’s need for a high-speed rail network is apparent, and the Government is spearheading the initiative, despite the many challenges that stand in the way of implementation. BY Mitalee Kurdekar HSR would reduce travel time and improve comfort for passengers in India. Considering the huge capital commitment that High-speed Rail (HSR) projects call for, it is natural for anyone to question the...

Townsend’s Inlet Bridge to undergo span replacement Nearly 7 out of the 27 spans of Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will be replaced due to structural weakness spotted above and...

A bridge connecting two New Jersey towns in the US will be shut down for over 8 months as intensive repairs on the bridge commence. According to a statement by the Cape May County officials – Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will be shut down from early hours on Sept. 17, and is expected to stay shut until May 22. The bridge,...

Schwing Stetter’s second plant to come up in Tamil Nadu After Sriperumbudur, Schwing Stetter aims to establish second plant at Sipcot, Tamil Nadu

Schwing Stetter has opted to establish its second plant at the Sipcot Industrial Area in Cheyyar, Tiruvannamalai District of Tamil Nadu. The company scouted land opportunities in Tamil Nadu as well as in Maharastra before zeroing in. “Tamil Nadu was chosen over Maharashtra for setting up of the ₹350-crore greenfield plant due to the proximity to seaports and the...

World’s first hydrogen train, Coradia iLint, rolls out in Germany Germany on Monday rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge...

Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, began running a 100-kilometre route between the towns and cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude in northern Germany — a stretch normally plied by diesel trains. “The world’s first hydrogen train is entering into commercial service and is ready for serial production,” Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge said at...

South Korea imposes tougher taxes on properties to curb price surge South Korea on Thursday laid out plans to impose tougher taxes on property ownership to rein in...

The proposed 0.5% to 2 % ownership tax that would kick in on properties valued over 600 million won ($534,506.87) will be raised to 0.5 % to 3.2 %, a government statement showed. Those who own more than 3 properties in zones where speculators have been active, including Seoul, could face a tax of up to 3.2 percent, up from...

Tunnel Tactics

Besides tunnel engineering, there are myriad kinds of systems created only for these marvels. Ventilation systems are just one. By Bindu Gopal Rao Tunnel ventilation is critical across various verticals. Infrastructure players who build tunnels are required to ensure an adequate air quality, control the spread of smoke in case of fire, or reduce temperatures to acceptable limits. The function of...

The Right Load

With a view to improve operational efficiency & safety, modern wheel & backhoe loaders come equipped with technological advances that are further aiding their popularity and numbers. By Mitalee Kurdekar The market for wheel & backhoe loaders is seeing a spurt in its growth rates. Being a common construction equipment for many decades, the market in India for these products is...

Building Ecotopia

Most developers understand that green buildings are the way forward. They have a checklist of what constitutes a green building and ways to make one. By Jayashree Kini Mendes There’s a general tendency among Indian companies to remind everyone about the green building they live or work in. The reason. Green buildings, though popular as an idea, are not actually constructed...

The Patient Crusader

Yudhvir Singh Malik, chairman, NHAI, and secretary, MoRTH, has championed several causes across the portfolios he has held. His current task is to ensure that India gets her infrastructure. By Jayashree Kini Mendes Civil servants in India are being pressed to think big. The idea is that if the bureaucracy works better, bringing in change is that much faster. With their...

What Lies Beneath

Ashim Sharma outlines the trends that lie in store for the real estate and construction equipment industry. Infrastructure spending increased 1.6 times from Rs 23.77 lakh crore in 11th Five Year Plan to 37.24 lakh crore in 12th Five Year Plan. Union budget 2017-18 allocated Rs 3.96 lakh crore to the sector, including Rs 1.31 lakh crore for Railways and...

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Keppel-Puravankara Development acquires Metro Cash & Carry India’s land for Rs 405 crore in...

Keppel Puravankara Development Pvt. Ltd. (KPDL), is an associate of Bangalore headquartered and Singapore based Keppel Land, one of Asia’s premier property companies. Ashish R....

Haryana RERA acts tough, notices sent to 52 developers for delays The Haryana...

Officials from the authority said their first priority is completion of delayed projects. Of the 1,150 complaints received in the past year, as many as...

AAI starts shuttle service at Srinagar airport The Airports Authority of India (AAI)...

“Taking note of the inconvenience faced by air travellers at the Srinagar airport, the AAI has, on the instructions of K Vijay Kumar, advisor...

Accidents on Indian Railways reduce in last 12 months Safety comes first, says...

The safety performance review meeting was held by Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani and the meeting was attended by all Railway Board members and...

Monsoon blues hit highway construction Monsoon blues hit highway construction the hardest in...

As a result, the highway construction rate during the April-August period fell to 23.26 km/day from the 25.55 km/day logged during the April-July period...