After 15 years of lethal construction work in the Swiss Alps, the Gotthard Base Tunnel (rail link) was finally completed when a giant drilling machine, cut through the last remaining rock to connect both ends.
Nagaland capital Kohima city's parts are going to be connected by cable cars by ferrying people from one place to the other in the city. The project will be implemented in association with a local partner under the guidance of architect Alfredo Brillembourg, who chairs architecture and urban design at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich.
The Zurich Airport Management has shown interest in developing the proposed international airport in Navi Mumbai.Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who is currently in Davos attending the World Economic Forum, met officials of Zurich Airport and discussed the airport development plans in Pune, Nagpur and Navi Mumbai.
After receiving one bid for development of Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) recently, CIDCO has extended the deadline for submission of financial bids to January 25, 2017. MIAL (GVK Group) was the only qualified bidder to submit its bid on January 9, forcing Cidco to set a fresh deadline for the Rs 16,700-crore project.
As reported, 13 international and national companies, including Ramky, Essel, GVK, GMR, ADPI (France), NIIF (with Fraport), Oberoi, AECOM of America, BIAL, Reliance with Zurich Airport, Italy Group (EPC and minor stake in airports) participated in the pre-bid conference related to request for proposals for the development of a greenfield international airport at Bhogapuram in Andhra Pradesh.