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1.Committee to be formed for the development of 150 minor ports in India

In order to form a national grid connecting all ports, the government has decided to form a committee that will assess the development potential of around 150 non-major ports in the country and will subsequently link them with major ports. This interlinking will aid India’s growth in terms of its export- import (EXIM) cargo.


2.AAI and GNR to go against each other in Greater Noida Airport bidding process

The bidding process for the Greater Noida Airport has drawn the attention of the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) as well as that of the GNR group. The two entities are running the Delhi Airport in a joint venture and are now likely to bid against each other for the upcoming airport in Noida.


3.Centre prepares DPR for interlinking of Godavari and Cauvery rivers

Following talks with the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Government, the Centre is preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on interlinking the Godavari and Cauvery rivers.


4.Government gives green nod for airport project in Kutch worth Rs 14 billion

A new commercial airport will be developed in Kutch, Gujarat, after the Union Environment Ministry gave it a green nod following consultations from a panel of experts. Estimated to be worth Rs 14 billion, the project will be built by Mundra International Airport.


5. DDA to execute infrastructure projects worth Rs 2.92 billion in Dwarka

As reported, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri laid the foundation for 10 developmental projects worth Rs 2.92 billion in Dwarka, giving an impetus to civic and sports infrastructure in the city.


6.NHAI directed to speed up project implementation, meet construction targets

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been instructed by the Road, Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari to expedite the implementation of projects and to accomplish its project construction targets.


7.Jewar International Airport project garners interest from 20 companies

The Jewar International Airport development has reportedly, attracted around 20 companies that include both, national and international entities


8.Centre approves ropeway project worth Rs 6 billion over Sach Pass

At an approximate cost of Rs 6 billion, the ropeway project from Bhanodi to Pregara on Killar side in Shimla, has been approved by the Union Tribal Affairs Ministry in a bid to improve and provide year-long connectivity to the remote area of Pangi valley.


9.How can the construction industry support plastic ban by reusing plastic waste?

In tune to the notification issued by the Government of Maharashtra, the GVK run, Mumbai International Airport announced its decision to ban plastic and put forth the guidelines for the ban which came into action on October 2.


10.Funding crunch, rising construction costs may derail India’s roads sector

With NHAI and the private sector re-strategising, the funding crunch and increasing construction costs may derail the country’s roads and highways sector. Recently, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated to NHAI that the Government is reportedly not keen to sustain its large investments in building highways.