In order to allow bigger ships to dock, the Union Government has asked major ports to deepen their draughts to 18 m. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) too proposes to deepen its draught in the second phase of dredging from the existing 14 m, for which it has decided to appoint a consultant to prepare a detailed project report (DPR).
A new river port will be developed by India in Bangladesh to ferry heavy machinery, foodgrain and ferry essentials. The government is seeking essential funds to develop the Ashuganj port over river Meghna in Bangladesh.
The rail consulting firm Balaji Railroad Systems (BARSYL) had entered into an agreement with the Odisha Government in August this year to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) project.
In June 2014, Pradeep Agarwal took over as municipal commissioner of Ludhiana, Punjab´s largest city corporation. It was his first assignment with a local government. Following the Lok Sabha elections, Agarwal´s first priority was to restart all the work that was on hold.
JNNURM has approved two projects of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC); one of these deals with slum redevelopment, whereas the second involves, upgradation of physical infrastructure at two of the already under operation projects.
Jodhpur is the second biggest city in Rajasthan. In the belief that no development can take place without the support of its people, the municipal corporation of this tourist city has sought the active involvement of its residents in overall development