Infrastructure

World’s highest railway bridge: Watch the journey of Indian Railways engineering marvel, Chenab Bridge

It is said that the completion of the steel arch was one of the most challenging parts of the bridge over the Chenab river.
Chenab bridge, railway bridge

Waste water reuse: Nagpur working towards waste water treatment and reuse as water shortage becomes a gaping problem

Nagpur has a population of about 27 lakh people, and it had been using 700 MLD of fresh water.

Indian Railways to run summer special trains; see train list with timings, halts & other details

Passengers have been advised to follow all norms regarding COVID-19 including sanitization, social distancing, wearing face masks, etc., in the trains and at the railway stations.

summer, special trains

Bus vs Train: Swapnil Tripathi of IntrCity RailYatri on changing dynamics of Intercity travel in India   

Intercity mobility industry is headed towards growth in which buses are the only mode which can grow further. Trains won’t grow in number as there is certain limitation there.

intercity buses, IntrCity, RailYatri, IRCTC, trains, bus travel, Swapnil Tripathi

Over 25 cities to have metro rail networks in coming years: Ashutosh Shukla, Schneider Electric India

The metro rail-segment in India is growing at a rapid pace. Recently, the focus is also shifting to tier II cities as new metro rail constructions have started in cities such as Indore, Surat, Bhopal,

Metro rail, Schneider Electric India, railway infrastructure, EcoStruxure™ Rail platform, Ashutosh Shukla

To provide better roads, NHAI to make use of Network Survey Vehicle mandatory; details

The NSV will also help collate data to analyse the condition of the road including measurement of the road surface, potholes, surface cracking and patches.

NHAI, NSV

Soon Chennai Metro smartcards to be available in restaurants, retail stores

The CMRL will be giving out the smart cards to some of the outlets on a trial basis and it will put this into effect across other restaurants as well as retail outlets in the city based on the initial

Chennai Metro, CMRL

‘We saved Rs 30,000 crore via conciliation, FASTag boosting toll receipts’: NHAI chairman Sukhbir Singh Sandhu

Awards of new projects in the year was also at a three-year high. The authority is yet to fix the targets for the current fiscal, but these are expected to be ambitious too.

Do you need COVID-19 negative certificate to travel by trains? Here’s what Indian Railways said

Those who are travelling by the national transporter only have to follow the recent guidelines and protocols of COVID-19, issued by state governments after cases of novel coronavirus started rising ag

covid-19, trains

Urban water supply: Smart solutions the way forward

Avoiding the drawbacks of past schemes, JJM-Urban would do well to follow an ecosystem-centric approach

Earlier schemes have also demonstrated that infrastructure development in silos will not yield the desired outcomes.

FY21 a stellar year for the highway sector

As much as ~13,300 km of National Highways were built in FY21 compared with around 10,240 km in FY20, up around 30% y-o-y.

Similarly, project awards (NHAI + MoRTH) were up 17% y-o-y to ~10,500 km.

Indian Railways: Freight transportation records highest loading; ran 450 Kisan Rail since August 2020

Indian Railways has recorded the highest loading in freight transportation. The Ministry of Railways in a release informed that in the financial year 2020-21, the Indian Railways transported the loadi

COVID Surge: Railways rules out curbs on train services

For the convenience of passengers, IR will run four Shatabdi Express trains and one Duronto Express special train from 10 to 15 April, 2021.

indian railways, trains in India

NHAI plans to award projects worth Rs 2.25 lakh cr in FY22

The share of engineering procurement and construction (EPC) in the awards last fiscal was 50% followed by hybrid annuity model (HAM) at 49%. Only two projects were awarded through the build, operate a

“Funds are not a constraint for project awards. We will be exceeding our last year’s achievement in the current fiscal,” NHAI chairman Dr SS Sandhu told FE.

COVID-19 second wave to impact train services? Here’s what Indian Railways announced

At a press briefing, the Railway Board Chairman said that there is no plan to curtail or stop passenger train services.

COVID-19, trains

EcoStruxure Rail: Schneider Electric’s project to build reliable and sustainable rail infrastructure in India

It enables efficient planning services and safeguards operations of the system, thereby increasing the overall operational efficiency by up to 20 per cent and reduce the total ownership cost by 15 per

metro rail, EcoStruxure Rail

Redevelopment of Railway Stations: A green signal for the overall economy and real estate

The costs of redeveloping terminals and rail-side amenities can be cross-subsidized to a large extent by exploiting the real estate potential in these locations.

station, redevelopment

Indian Railways launches Hansdiha-Godda new line in Jharkhand; starts Godda-New Delhi Humsafar special train

This Hansdiha-Godda project was approved in the year 2011, however, until 2014 no progress was made. Till now, an investment of Rs 550 crore has been attracted by the project.

rail line, humsafar express

Indian Railways to start more Shatabdi, Duronto special trains from April 10; see train list here

The operations of these four Shatabdi and one Duronto Express Special Trains will start from 10 April 2021 to 15 April 2021, which will ensure convenient, and safe travel of railway passengers.

Shatabdi, Duronto

Infrastructure is the backbone of the country: Shashank Agarwal, MD, Salasar Techno Engineering Ltd

Infrastructure is developing at a good pace, and the recently increased capital expenditure on the same from the government sets a positive precedent.

railways project, Highways, infrastructure in India, Shashank Agarwal, Salasar Techno Engineering Ltd

Indian Railways’ crackdown on illegal IRCTC ticketing! RPF detects 20 software used to book train tickets

The RPF has detected as many as 20 illegal software which were allegedly being used by the touts to book train tickets.

IRCTC, tickets

Good news for pilgrims! Indian Railways to start 2 special trains for pilgrimage spots in Mathura, Uttarakhand

On 11 April 2021, Train Number 05056 Ram Nagar-Agra Fort Tri-Weekly Express would start from Ram Nagar in Uttarakhand.

railways, special train

Delhi-Meerut RRTS: Eco-friendly features of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System

Implementation of the RRTS corridors in India is an integral part of a larger strategy to address issues of pollution, congestion and is part of the ‘Comprehensive Action Plan’ for Air Pollution C

RRTS, Regional Rapid Transit System

After staying grounded for nearly two years, Boeing 737 Max aircraft returns to the skies; details

In the month of October 2018, the newest member of Boeing’s 737 narrow-body family- 737 Max crashed in the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Boeing 737 Max, aircraft
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