Economic development and need for reliable power supply due to population growth have accelerated the demand for power in India. Further, growth in industrialisation and infrastructure development have resulted into demand for power and distribution transformers across the country.
Work has commenced on Indian Railway’s longest tunnel – the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway line in Manipur. The 111-km-long new broad gauge railway line from Jiribam to Imphal comprises 37 tunnels, of which Tunnel No. 12 will be the longest in the Indian Railway at 11.55 km.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed more than Rs 6,700 crore penalty on 11 cement companies – UltraTech, Binani, Ramco, Jaiprakash Associates, JK Cement, Lafarge, India Cements, ACL, ACC, Century, Shree Cement, besides Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) – for cartelisation.
A smart society that caters to every cross-section of the society is a rudiment for any well-functioning city. From safety for women to easy access and mobility for the physically-and mentally-challenged, design with universal focus is the most basic yardstick to assess any city´s smartness. But does the answer lie in good design, better awareness or smarter technology?
Ironies have a way of getting lost in the rodomontade that is economic development rhetoric. On August 9, 2013, 68 years after the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki and paved the way for the Japanese city and nation to rise from the ashes in an exemplary case of reconstruction, the closed-group round table discussion dubbed 'Quick Solutions to Bridge Project.