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1.Who’s buying earthmoving machines?

Which sectors will drive demand for earthmovers?


2.Railways withdraws port congestion surcharge

The Railways recently withdrew the levy of the Port Congestion Surcharge, which is 10 per cent of the basic freight.This will attract imported freight traffic, including containers, coal and iron ore.


3.BSRDC awards AIIMS-Digha road project to Gammon

In Patna, once the 12 km-long AIIMS-Digha corridor completed, the road will provide much relief from the traffic congestion in the city, particularly on the narrow Ashok Rajpath as it would be connected with the Ganga Path at Digha end.


4.Work on Mumbai coastal road may begin by Dec 2014

The 35 km Mumbai coastal road project worth Rs Rs 8,000 crore is likely to be put on the fast track and work on the ambitious road project is expected to begin by December next year. The road will run from Nariman Point to Kandivli, and aimed at easing the traffic congestion in western Mumbai.


5.Fernandes inaugurates 2-lane flyover in Guwahati

In Assam's Guwahati city, the recently completed 2-lane flyover on NH-37 near Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport near VIP Chowk was inaugurated and dedicated to the Nation by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes. The commissioning of this flyover is expected to ease the traffic congestion at Airport Junction point to a great extent as it would facilitate uninterrupted plying of vehicles coming from Goalpara side across the flyover towards Guwaha


6.Defence Colony flyover in Delhi to shrink for repair

LalaLajpatRai Road, the critical link between the southern and central part of Delhi, may witness major congestion in September when the Public Works Department (PWD) of Delhi government begins repair and rehabilitation work on the Defence Colony flyover at an estimated cost of Rs 3.81 crore. A PWD official said that for carrying out the repairs, one carriageway of the flyover will be closed at a time and two-way traffic movement will take place on the other side, but the traffic police is yet t


7.Widening of road to Kochi airport in progress

In a bid to solve the road congestion enroute Nedumbassery airport, the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) has begun widening of the two-lane road from Athani to the international airport in Kochi. If all goes well, the road widening work will be completed within a year. The existing two-lane road will pave way for a four-lane National Highway thus helping to decongest the road.


8.Jaipur to have two high-level bridges to cut congestion

To reduce congestion and provide better connectivity, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has expedited the process to start the construction work of two high-level bridges in the city. These high-level bridges will be constructed between Gopalpura to Mansarovar and Swej Farm to Sodala. A senior official said that the demarcation work near Swej Farm has been started by the authority at zone level, while, a consultant has been appointed to prepare the design for Gopalpura.


9.Flyover in Bangalore's Banaswadi to be widened

In Bangalore, to tackle the traffic congestion on one of the major roads in Banasawadi, East Bengaluru, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) is mulling over the construction of flyovers parallel to the existing one. The Corporation is also planning to provide one extra lane to the flyover loop which connects Byappanahalli to the Banasawadi flyover.


10.Chennai to have 45-km elevated road to ease traffic jams

To ease traffic congestion in Chennai, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on April 1 announced a slew of road projects, including an elevated road between Taramani and Mamallapuram. The elevated road is to ease traffic congestion caused by the proliferation of IT companies, educational institutions and skyscrapers.