Under the Smart City mission, Shimoga has about 74 projects worth Rs 11.84 billion, which are under various stages of project preparation or execution or tendering, says Charulata Somal, Managing Director, Shivamogga Smart City Corporation, and Commissioner, Shimoga City Corporation.
For the proposed Mumbai-Bangalore industrial corridor, request for qualification and request for proposals (RFQ and RFP) have been invited from consulting firms. The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Corporation (DMICC) has invited the RFQ and RFP. DMICC will shortlist the firms by December-end.
The Union Ministry of Rural Development's Empowered Committee has sanctioned proposals worth Rs 1,068 crore to Odisha under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGY). However, the Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked the Odisha government to pace up the implementation of infrastructure projects in the state. The State required a quality of roads, the committee also stressed.
Four years after holding public hearings, the Tamil Nadu State Highways Department’s proposals to construct two road under bridges (RUBs) to replace level crossings in Chennai's Annamalai Nagar and Wimco remain only in paper. Thiruvottiyur residents are irked over inordinate delay in taking up the RUB work which would cut down travelling time for the people living in western parts of the locality.
Four proposals to widen a total of 471 km of highways have been approved by the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. The proposed road works require an investment of Rs 4,618 crore. The projects are Jabalpur-Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Demow-Bogibil, Jorhat-Demow and Numaligarh-Jorhat.
The Government has approved six foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals worth over Rs 732 crore based on the Foreign Investment Promotion Board’s recommendations. The two largest proposals notified by the Finance Ministry include Hyderabad-based Navayuga Road Projects’ plans to make downstream investments in its Special Purpose Companies worth Rs 357.60 crore and SIDBI Social Venture Trust’s submission to bring in foreign investment worth Rs 285 crore by allotting some units of the Fund.
The Union government is likely to approve rural road project proposals of Rs 400.81 crore for 138 road works in Andhra Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on January 16 informed this to the State Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy through a letter.