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1.Uttarakhand govt seeks Rs 30 cr to repair roads

To restore and rebuild the road stretches damaged by the recent floods in Uttarakhand, the State Public Works Department, which owns the state highways connecting district headquarters, has sought Rs 30 crore from the Centre. A top highways ministry official said they had received a request and it was put before the newly appointed Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes.


2.Rebuilding highways in U'khand may take 3-4 months

In Uttarakhand, it will take at least 3-4 months to rebuild highways damaged by the recent floods. All national and state highways in the Garhwal region have been damaged with road-owing agencies reporting at least 100 stretches impacted by landslides, breaches or submergence. Several bailey bridges and steel girder bridges have also been washed away.


3.Rs 5,000 cr needed to restore roads & bridges in U'khand

To restore the washed out roads and bridges in Uttarakhand, the Union government has been urged by its Road Ministry to provide Rs 5,000 crore. On June 17, flash floods had washed away many vital road links and thousands died in the natural calamity. The Ministry has estimated to restore the road network in the next three years.


4.South-based cement players better placed

Despite the Chennai floods and price corrections, the stocks of South India-based cement players have not seen a sharp correction. Ramco Cements marginally reduced to Rs 371 and Dalmia Bharat increased to 2.2 per cent at Rs 764, compared to levels seen in November-end


5.Kerala floods – A look at what could have led to the disaster that ensued, and what has this resulted into?

In 2013, floods and landslides devastated the northern state of Uttarakhand. The build-up of sediment in rivers, caused by hydroelectric plants, worsened the flooding.


6.Kerala floods - A look at what could have led to the disaster that ensued, and what has this resulted into?

In 2013, floods and landslides devastated the northern state of Uttarakhand. The build-up of sediment in rivers, caused by hydroelectric plants, worsened the flooding


7.Build to sustain flood-like situations

IIT-Madras undertakes research on seismic behaviour of GFRG wall panels


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