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1.Bharatmala Pariyojana and TOT Model making a paradigm shift in road infrastructure development

The last two decades have witnessed massive highway infrastructure development in the country, primarily undertaken under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) programme, which was started in 1998.


2.Essentially, road construction and allied equipment will get a boost, says Rajinder Raina, Escorts Construction Equipment

With the launch of the Phase-1 of Bharatmala nearing, Escorts has a range of products to offer the road building sector. Rajinder Raina, General Manager-Strategy & Business Development,Escorts Construction Equipment, shares more on the role of vendors and dealers with CW.


3.Durable Cables

In India, the size of the cable manufacturing industry is approximately Rs 40,000 crore. The government has earmarked Rs 50,000 crore (US$ 7.53 billion) to develop 100 smart cities across the country.


4.BHARATMALA: Beyond Connecting Roads

October 2017 witnessed the largest ever outlay of road construction in India: Bharatmala. The programme involves around 83,000 km - including the first phase of 24,800 km - of national highways development by FY2022. It aims to bridge the critical infrastructure gap through corridor-based development, add to the country's overall GDP by 3 per cent, and unleash massive employment opportunities.


5.'We have been actively involved in nation-building programmes,' says MD, IL&FS Transportation Networks

Over the years, this powerhouse has emerged as a leading surface transportation infrastructure company and is widely recognised as the pioneer of public partnership in India's surface transportation sector.


6.New highway development plan provides huge opportunities for construction companies; however, target looks ambitious: ICRA

The Cabinet has approved the proposal for Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I along with other programs on October 24, 2017, which involves national highway development of around 83,000 km (including Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I is 24,800 km) by FY2022.


7.The market for sensor pavers is expected to grow at 7-8 per cent CAGR over five years

The Indian Government, through a series of initiatives, is working on policies to attract significant investor interest. The government plans to develop a total of 66,117 km of roads under different programmes such as National Highways Development Project (NHDP), Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North East (SARDP-NE) and Left Wing Extremism (LWE),


8.There’s huge requirement of construction materials for four-laning of the Nagina-Kashipur section of NH-74

PNC Infratech bagged the contract for the four-laning of the Nagina-Kashipur section of NH-74 from 71.61 km to 170.41 km in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh under NHDP Phase 4. To be executed on EPC basis, the project comprises the widening of the existing highway for about 100 km, with 60 per cent passing through Uttar Pradesh and 40 per cent through Uttarakhand


9.MEPIDL achieves financial closure for two HAM projects in Ratnagiri – part of the New-Mumbai Goa Highway project

MEP Infrastructure Developers has successfully completed the financial closure for two of its Hybrid Annuity projects in Ratnagiri (Arawali-Kante section and Kante-Waked section) in accordance with the Concession Agreement executed with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH). The said projects are part of the New Mumbai-Goa Highway project.


10.Govt plans Rs 3 lakh crore corridor to build 35,000 km highway network

The Government may soon come up with an ambitious Rs 3 lakh crore Economic Corridor project to develop 35,000 km of highways for faster movement of freight.