The Lucknow metro-rail project, to be completed in three years, was announced almost a year ago during the budget session but got in-principle approval from Government of India only in December 2014. Arranging for the projects´ funding took a long time. In the first phase, North South (N-S) metro corridor from Amausi Airport to Charbagh (approx 23 km) is to be constructed, out of which, the stretch from the airport to Alambagh will be taken up on priority.
Tunnelling in India has seen some huge successes with hectic metro-rail construction in congested cities, the creation of traffic tunnels in the North and Northeast, and irrigation projects down South.
Perceived to be a constructive and good step forward, the Union Cabinet recently approved the Metro Rail Policy 2017 to enable realisation of growing metro rail aspirations of a large number of cities but in a responsible manner.
According to the Off-Highway Research Indian Annual Review 2018, construction equipment sales in India grew 17 per cent in 2017-18, building on the 36 per cent upswing witnessed in the previous year, notes Ajay Aneja, Brand Leader, CASE India.
Escorts and Tadano Group recently announced a JV to manufacture rough-terrain and truck-mounted cranes. The agreement was signed by Nikhil Nanda, Chairman and Managing Director, Escorts, and Koichi Tadano, President and CEO, Tadano, Japan.