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Fuelling Infrastructure Growth

September 2010

Tunnels and Underground Construction India, to be held from September 13-16, 2010 in New Delhi, will provide an insight into the complex issues surrounding major tunnel projects.

Major tunnel projects are being implemented to improve and expand urban water supply and sewerage, bring on line hydropower in the Himalayas, enhance and expand road and railway connections across the country, and realise ambitious programme for building and expanding mass rapid transit systems.

The Indian tunneling industry, to cater to these projects, is actively searching for specialised tunnel design methods, project management know-how and state-of-the-art equipment and materials.

Tunnels and Underground Construction India, to be held from September 13-16, 2010 in New Delhi, has been initiated as a major platform for tunnel professionals from all over the world.

The event will provide an insight into the complex issues surrounding major tunnel projects and understanding the benefits and challenges associated with the various types of technologies, machineries and contracts available. Through detailed presentations, unique case studies, interactive panel discussions and comprehensive workshops, the event will address the critical challenges that must be overcome if sustainable, environmentally sound and cost-effective tunnel structures are to be delivered. CW will be the official publication partner for the event.

Event focus

The event will primarily focus on the following issues:

• Overcoming technical challenges by employing best practices in tunneling
• Ensuring optimum pre-tunneling feasibility studies
• Carrying out cost-effective geotechnical site investigation and analysis
• Overcoming the challenges of tunneling in difficult conditions
• Exploring the most suitable tunneling methods for Indian projects
• Achieving best practice for delivering projects within time frame and budget

A unique networking opportunity

This event will provide its visitors with a unique opportunity to network with senior regional and international figures spanning government policy-makers as well as infrastructure and transport authorities, including municipalities, local and national government, regulatory agencies, main contractors, consultants, designers and suppliers.


The event will include a pre and a post-conference workshop. The pre-conference workshop will be held on September 13, 2010. It will identify the key elements involved in determining the latest developments in fire monitoring systems, strategies for effective fire rescue, exploring new fire codes for different tunnel types, examining fire incident management and state-of-the-art fire systems, integrating an effective fire and safety concept.

It will also evaluate geological studies during the feasibility stage, analyse shotcrete, grouting and rock bolting in the clay dominating strata and will discuss the experience of tunneling in Himalayas with TBM.

The post conference workshop will be held on September 16, 2010. It will focus on issues related to developing cost-effective tunneling infrastructure including understanding the need for quality geotechnical investigations, evaluating the cost of tunnel infrastructure, analysing and selecting the ideal tunneling method. Besides it will discuss innovative methods to develop economical and sustainable options in tunnel engineering and identify and select the various services involved in tunnel construction.


The gold sponser for the event will be Sika AG. STRABAG Group, one of Europe's leading construction groups, will be the associate sponser.


Some of the renowned exhibitors for the event will include Drillcon Geofrost, Nina Concrete Systems Pvt Ltd, Propex Concrete Systems and Fosroc.