India is seething, rightly so, with its pint-sized errant neighbour.
Viega, a global leader in the manufacturing of installation technology for sanitary and heating, participated in the Plumbing Skills Mahotsav 2019, organised by the Indian Plumbing Skills Council in New Delhi, where training was given to over 10,000 plumbers at the venue.
Narayan Krishnamohan to lead BASF in South Asia; appointed Managing Director of BASF India.
Central Government, Ajay Narayan Jha, Public Investment Board, Metro-rail projects, Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit corridor
The Public Investment Board has reportedly approved metro-rail projects in Agra, Kanpur, Ahmedabad and Patna. Along with this, the board has also given a nod to the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit corridor.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched several development projects such as setting up a new terminal of BPCL at Krishnapatam in Andhra Pradesh, commissioning of Chennai Metro-Rail in Tamil Nadu, and gas distribution and foundation stone laying of the Indian Institute of Technology-Dharwad in Karnataka.
The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has instituted a challenge for states and Union Territories to select six sites across India for constructing lighthouse projects.
Foundation stones for projects worth Rs 40 bn have recently been laid in Arunachal Pradesh. These projects aim to improve connectivity by giving importance on the improvement of highways, railways, airways and power.
National highways and waterways projects worth over Rs 34 bn has been launched in Bihar. Further, foundation stones for projects worth Rs 3.66 bn, which include two road overbridges, has been laid.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the 220-kV Srinagar-Alusteng-Drass-Kargil-Leh Transmission System worth Rs 22.66 bn. The line is expected to minimise the massive use of diesel generating sets during winters in Jammu and Kashmir.
To drive an industrial development across Karnataka, the state government has approved 1,958 projects with an investment of Rs 3.5 tn. Karnataka is expected to be the first state in India in FY2018-19 in attracting such investments.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is expected to get over 500 acre under the town planning (TP) schemes in the near future.
Odisha Chief Minister recently launched infrastructure projects worth over Rs 11 bn in Ganjam district of Odisha. These include projects in sectors such as roads, buildings, tourism and water supply.
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is expected to start civil construction works of the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Rail corridor. Under Phase-1 of the project, three rapid rail corridors are expected to be proposed for implementation.
Adani Group and Welspun Group are reportedly setting up logistics parks on Hyderabad’s outskirts.
The Centre has reportedly launched half a dozen highway and infrastructure projects worth Rs 53 bn in Ayodhya. In the first phase, about 91 km of the 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg (250 km) will be expanded to four-lanes, with construction of the 48-km stretch of Ayodhya-Chitrakoot of the Ram Van Gaman Marg.
Coal India is speeding the process of procuring 360 high capacity mining equipment worth over Rs 70 bn to bolster production.
Kuwait Investment Authority is reportedly keen to triple its investments of $5 bn in India by foraying into infrastructure, airports and highways.
The Government of India has proposed to construct the Lower Arun Hydropower Project with a capacity of 400 MW.
In order to ensure quick mobilisation of troops in case of a conflict between India and China, the Government of India will reportedly be building 44 strategic roads along the border with China, and 2,100 km of axial and lateral roads in Punjab and Rajasthan, joining Pakistan, at Rs 210 bn.
A 400-kV power transmission line from Karnataka to Goa is reportedly on the cards for power evacuation from generation projects located at Rajgarh, Tamnar, in Chhattisgarh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently laid the foundation stone of the 624-MW Kiru Hydroelectric Project, being implemented by Chenab Valley Power Projects.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has reportedly approved Rs 85.80 bn for solar power projects developed under the second phase of the Central Public Sector Undertaking scheme,
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has received an approval to go ahead with a scheme of setting up a 14-MW solar PV project with 42 MWh of aggregate battery storage capacity in Leh and Kargil regions.
The government has received clearances for four projects worth about Rs 450 bn, and is thus expecting a big push in the hydropower sector.
The West Bengal Government will develop a third pump storage power plant at Purulia under the PPP mode.
NHPC has reportedly issued a tender for 1,082.16 kW of rooftop and small solar power projects at various power stations in Himachal Pradesh.
The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) in Punjab has reportedly floated a tender for the installation of 23,254 LED streetlights,
In order to attract more independent power plants for procuring electricity from 2,500 MW capacity without power purchase agreements (PPAs)
The government will reportedly put 10,000 MW of stressed power assets on track through auctions, starting with 5,000 MW of power purchase contracts.
Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh will be getting a new domestic terminal building.
Foundation stone has been laid for a new terminal building and ATC Tower at Kolhapur Airport in Maharashtra.
To provide better connectivity, a foundation stone has been laid for the construction of a greenfield airport at Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has reportedly approved the establishment of another airport at Madanapalle in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
A foundation stone has been laid for the new integrated terminal building at Trichy International Airport.
An investment of Rs 1 tn has been announced for the expansion of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) in the next five years.
Navayuga Engineering Company has bagged the project to develop Machilipatnam port on Build-Own-Operate-Transfer basis for a period of 50 years.
VO Chidambaranar Port Trust has received environment and coastal regulation zone clearances to expand its capacity with an investment of Rs 57.20 bn.
Odisha Chief Minister recently laid the foundation stone of Subarnerekha Port, which is being developed by Chennai-based Creative Port.
The proposed 10.7-km railway line, which includes a 9.02-km-long tunnel connecting the upcoming Vizhinjam seaport with the railway network, is set to become the second longest railway tunnel in India
The Central Government has approved the Dharmapuri-Morappur railway line. Construction work on the 36-km rail line is expected to commence soon.
The Indian Railways has reportedly allotted funds for improving the suburban rail system and its expansion in Mumbai, for which it has sanctioned Rs 5.79 bn for various phases of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP), including the ongoing projects.
The Central Government has approved Rs 2 bn for the railway line between Kotipalli and Narsapuram. Besides, three bridges are expected to be constructed for the railway line between Kotipalli and Mukteswaram, and two bridges for Bodasakurru and Narasapur at the Rs 6.70 bn.
The Central Government has approved Rs 2 bn for the railway line between Kotipalli and Narsapuram.
The Centre has sanctioned Rs 5.5 bn for the Ahmednagar-Beed-Parli Vaijanath railway line, and Rs 345 mn for the Mudkhed-Parbhani doubling project. Besides, Rs 3.89 bn has been approved for the ongoing electrification work between Manmad-Mudkhed-Mehboobnagar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently laid the foundation stone for widening the 41.7-km four-lane 31D National Highway in northern West Bengal at Rs 10 bn.
In order to boost the connectivity to Azheekkal, Beypore, Alappuzha, Kollam and Cochin ports in Kerala
The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved the construction of the six-lane Ganga Expressway at Rs 360 bn.
Foundation stone for three national highway projects in Odisha have been reportedly laid.
Nitin Gadkari recently laid the foundation stone for four national highway projects in Rajasthan, worth Rs 30 bn. Of the four highway projects, three projects are expected to be established in Bikaner, under the Bharatmala Project.
In order to run material handling duties at its facility in Epping, Victoria, Repurpose It has selected five machines from Volvo Construction Equipment.
CASE Construction has strengthened its distribution network in Bihar with the opening of a new dealership facility – Patliputra Earthmover – near Didarganj in Patna.
Keaton Energy coal mine, Liebherr R 976 crawler excavators, Liviero Group, Keaton Energy coal mine
In order to build three ready-to-use new buildings, Averbeck Bau, a construction company from the Münster region,
Vermeer Corporation has established an equipment dealership in India – Vermeer Equipment India – which will focus on sales, service
Vermeer Corporation has established an equipment dealership in India – Vermeer Equipment India – which will focus on sales, service
JSW Cement is planning to double the capacity of its Salboni unit in West Bengal to 4.8 mtpa from 2.4 mtpa in order to strengthen its presence in eastern India.
Rs 17 bn to enhance its production capacity from 10 mn tonne to 15 mn tonne by 2020.
UltraTech Cement is reportedly expecting the average cement demand to grow 1.2 times of the GDP growth rate in India over the long-term.
Birla Corporation has commenced the construction of its greenfield integrated cement plant of its subsidiary RCCPL in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district.
The Ramco Group is investing Rs 35 bn to increase its capacities, funded through internal accruals and borrowings
Garage Society, a Hong Kong-based co-working space provider, has launched its first co-working space – Garage Gurgaon – in Cybercity, Gurugram.
Jubilee Group has reportedly announced a commercial project Jubilee Walk, which claims to be the first international high street concept in Mohali, Punjab. Spread over 2.02 acre, the project comprises of world-class signature retail and office suites, entertainment area, food joints, parking space, etc.
Sarovar Hotels has reportedly signed its third hotel in Goa, thus enhancing its presence in the state.
To increase its pan-India presence, Twenty14 Holdings is expected to invest Rs 10 bn in the coming two years to build hotels in key cities.
In order to develop a mid-segment residential project with development potential of about 0.7 mn sq ft, Mahindra Lifespace Developers has reportedly acquired 7 acre in Pune.
The cable manufacturer has bagged a contract from East Coast Indian Railways for the supply of cadmium catenary wire in West Bengal.
Under the leadership of Vinayak Deshpande, Tata Projects, in a JV with
Bimlendra Jha has been newly appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of Ambuja Cement. The company’s board inducted him as Additional Director and Managing Director & CEO-Designate.
Bimlendra Jha has been newly appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of Ambuja Cement
GMR has, under the leadership of its Chairman-Airports GBS Raju, won the bid to construct the greenfield Bhogapuram International Airport project in Andhra Pradesh. GMR Airports has successfully won the bid by offering a fee of Rs 303 per passenger as share of revenue to the government, beating Doit Smart Infrastructure India and GVK, that offered Rs 261 and Rs 207 per passenger, respectively. GMR Airports will reportedly be involved in the designing, building, financing, construction, development, upgradation, modernisation, and operation and maintenance of the airport for a period of 40 years. With GMR having bagged this project under the strategic vision of Raju, Phase-1 of the airport is expected to be built at Rs 23 billion and have a capacity of 6 million per annum on completion. Apart from being among the largest private airport companies in India, GMR Group is also the only Indian airport developer to have developed and operated airports outside the country. And, the Bhogapuram airport is yet another jewel in Raju’s crown!
CW explores current challenges in financial closure and land acquisition in the roads segment that could act as major deterrents in achieving the ambitious target of 40 km per day.
The domestic steel consumption growth is expected to grow by 7 per cent during this fiscal and the trend is likely to continue in the next financial year as well, says an ICRA report.
Duravit bags the Brand of the Year award in Bath Designs-Sanitaryware category at the third edition of the Interior & Exterior Awards 2019.
FunderMax India’s Confluence brings business partners under one roof to celebrate the past and to discuss the way forward.
KARTIK GANDHI, Director, Gandhi Automations, expects the logistics sector to remain an important recipient of the government’s upcoming budgetary proposals, especially on infrastructure development.
Garware Polyester is among the pioneers and leading manufacturers of Suncontrol films for application on glass, under the prominent brand Garware Suncontrol and Global.
Habitat for Humanity through The Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter’s roundtable and report launch urges housing sector leaders to work together to improve India’s skills development landscape.
Mapei’s Keralastic and Keralastic T are two-component, solvent and water-free adhesives that are flexible and waterproof.
Shaw Contract’s Forum Collection is designed for today’s rapidly evolving hospitality-centric environments.
The 23-km stretch of Lucknow Metro’s North-South Corridor will reduce travel time by 50 minutes.
Inefficiency and wastage in the construction sector are estimated to be 50-60 per cent abroad – the number is likely to be higher in India.
Ply Mahal has launched an exquisite collection of decorative laminated panels to give interior design and furniture pieces a new dimension.
Ventura International has introduced a unique range of 3D decorative wall panel design 3D wall panel systems
SPEED Water Technology has launched luxurious shower panels that are made of stainless steel body with single lever mixer.
Signify has launched its Philips CeilingSecure LED Downlighter, which enables easy installation and prevents ceiling damage while replacing inoperative downlighter.
Classic Marble Company has introduced its most flexible tile product Kalesinterflex.
Anchor Electricals has introduced first-of-its kind IoT enabled smart plug kit Vetaar.
Viega has added a new variant to its collection of clever bathroom creation with its adjustable WC height product Viega Eco Plus
The chocolaty shade of Oak Noir from Mikasa premium engineered wooden floors from the house of Greenlam Industries adds a Utopian touch to the floors.
Nagpur Smart City officials and Smart Cities Council India partners came together and deliberated upon addressing problem areas, through expert opinions.
Despite being selected in round two of the Smart Cities mission, Ujjain has already been able to tender out 42 out of its 43 listed projects.
International market leaders and leading technology companies to focus on indoor air quality, digital heating technology and the IoT, in relation to building automation at ISH.
While vendors are lining up earthmovers for companies engaged in infrastructure projects and mining, users attest to the shortcomings of Indian brands.
Under the Smart Cities mission and AMRUT scheme, Lucknow has reportedly received Rs 5 bn of funds for projects such as construction of 40 smart bus shelters, area-based development of Kaiserbagh, 50 km smart roads and purchasing of mechanised sweeping trucks to clean roads.
The Tamil Nadu Government is expected to roll out smart city projects worth Rs 65 bn across all the 12 corporations in order to speed up its project work.
Smart City Thiruvananthapuram has been reportedly allocated Rs 2 bn by the Centre to boost the implementation of major projects under the Smart City mission.
In order to speed up work on the Smart City projects, the Karnataka Government has reportedly lined up schemes worth Rs 70 bn.
In order to avoid water losses, the Chandigarh administration has issued tenders for smart water metering under the Smart City mission at Rs 1.64 bn for all the 11,500-houses in the Manimajra region of the city. The
Nashik, the foundation stone for the widening of the four-lane Thane-Vadape Highway to an eight-lane highway was recently laid by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
On a cumulative sale of 9,954 property units, which is perhaps among the largest sales in a calendar year by any real-estate developer in the country, Gaurs Group has clocked a sale of nearly $500 million in the Delhi-NCR region in 2018.
Indian Railways has decided to deploy stainless steel for its visionary Pamban railway bridge project, connecting Rameswaram island with the mainland
Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal, presented an Interim Budget for FY2019-20 in February.
TÜV SÜD, the German testing, inspection, training and certification giant, has been accredited by the Quality Council of India (QCI)