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1.AAI seeks clearances for expanding five airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has asked for various clearances from the Ministry of Environment for the expansion of five airports.


2.Railway projects to be drone monitored

Indian Railways has decided to deploy drone cameras (UAV/NETRA) for various railway activities – especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure. It has directed Zonal Railways to procure such cameras.


3.4th Smart Cities Summit 2017

With projects off the ground, the recently held summit focused on transportation, PPP, planning future cities, water and wastewater, IoT and energy.


4.We are trying to establish better facilities such as a sewerage system and 24/7 water supply

It was raining applause when Gajendra Singh Nagesh, Additional Commissioner, Jabalpur, and CEO, Jabalpur Smart City, walked the stage at the recently held 4th Smart Cities Summit at Pragati Maidan in Delhi


5.Our city is being developed on the principle of retrofitting.

A Tier-II city in Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur is the third largest urban agglomerate in the state (as per the 2011 census), India´s 37th largest urban agglomerate, and was recently selected in the very first list of the government´s smart cities challenge


6.Re-thinking Innovation

RAMESH CHANDAK highlights the impact of the current economic downturn and innovative ways to win over it. These are challenging times, particularly for the infrastructure sector. India's GDP, which grew at 8 per cent over the past 10 years, is now at 5 per cent. The rupee has been hit hard owing to a large current account deficit and other domestic factors. Circumstances have been challenging not just in India but all over the world. Also, a diminutive trend has set in where emerging economies


7.Cabinet clears Rs 46 bn worth highway projects

The Rs 2,686 crore Jabalpur-Bhopal road widening project in Madhya Pradesh received the approval of the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs recently. The 294-km road project would be taken up on a build-operate-transfer – (BOT-toll) basis. This means the project developer will invest in widening the road and collect toll revenues over the concession period. This is one of the four road widening projects involving a total of 471 km of highways and cumulatively worth Rs 4,61


8.EWD to establish four malls in tier-II cities

Entertainment World Developers (EWD) is planning to set up four malls across 2.1 mn sq ft at Ujjain and Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh as well as Bhilai and Raipur in Chhattisgarh by the end of 2009-10.


9.NHDC to develop 1,320 MW thermal plant in MP

The Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation, which is a JV between Madhya Pradesh Government and National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC), has won a 1,320 MW thermal power project in Jabalpur.


10.Railway Min proposes Chirimiri-Barwadih rail line

Railway Ministry plans to build a new 202-km line between Chirimiri (Chhattisgarh) and Barwadih (Jharkhand).