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Discussion in 'World Economy' started by Naren1987, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Paash

    Paash Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Definitely it is G8T news, but at this moment I am afraid about Electricity condition, Economic condition and corruption etc
     
  2. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Too many eniromentalist leftards keep interfering with the land acquisition process.
     
  3. chachachoudhary

    chachachoudhary Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Mumbai Monorail
    MMRDA proposes to implement a proven and established Monorail System in various parts of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). It is proposed to initially take up implementation of about 20 kms Monorail System from Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk – Wadala – Chembur station as a Pilot Project. Completion period of the full project is 30 months.

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  4. chachachoudhary

    chachachoudhary Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Innovation Park, Mumbai

    The Innovation Park will focus on fundamental research relating to domains like Pharma, Bio technology, functional foods, biopolymer, micro electronics, embedded systems, water technologies, clean technologies, energy, fuel cells, digital media and health.

    The Innovation Park will have International Convention Centre, International Research University, Asia Centre, Business Incubators, Design Institute, Language Centres etc. The state of Maharashtra will become a global destination for scientific conventions. About 1 lakh direct Jobs are expected be generated at this Innovation Park Project. This Park will add significantly to the GDP of the nation in coming 3-5 years.

    MMRDA has appointed Science & Technology Park, Pune as a “Knowledge Partner” and accordingly Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Science & Technology Park, Pune and MMRDA on 8th September, 2009. Also, MMRDA is expecting to develop the said Innovation Park in collaboration with Sophia Antipolis, Innovation Park, France.
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  5. chachachoudhary

    chachachoudhary Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS INDIA
    There are hundreds of completed road development projects. Here are very few sample pictures of latest.

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  6. kalkibhagwan

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    Re: Hyderabad Metro Rail project.

    why are metro projects so costly??? i mean 12000 crores is quite huge... maybe due to huge corruption
     
  7. Galaxy

    Galaxy Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Re: Hyderabad Metro Rail project.

    No, It's fine as per project.
     
  8. kalkibhagwan

    kalkibhagwan BANNED BANNED

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    So, what happened to monorail project then???
     
  9. kalkibhagwan

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    Re: Hyderabad Metro Rail project.

    In mumbai
     
  10. satz

    satz Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Chennai is going ahead with Proposed Metro Rail project, Also planned for mono rail project under the Jayalalitha Government which is to cover more than 300km to connect sub-urbs.
     
  11. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Work on India's longest road tunnel starts in Udhampur

    Work on India's longest road tunnel today started with engineers blasting a portion of a hill to clear way for construction of the 9-km long Chenani- Nashri Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district.

    Australian company Leighton Welston, renowned for tunnelling technology, began the project by triggering the blast this afternoon.

    "We have started the work today on this prestigious project. The twin tunnels which will come on Jammu-Srinagar national highway is one of the longest road tunnel in Asia and also in India," Managing Director of Leighton Welston, Russell Waug told reporters at the project site here.

    The twin tunnels will come up in a period of next five years at a cost of Rs 2,600 crore, he said, adding that it will also reduce the length of the highway as well as the travel time between Srinagar and Jammu.

    The two-lane main tunnel will have a diameter of 13.3 m, while a parallel escape route shall have a diameter of 5 m. Engineers will use the NATM technique of sequential excavation and support for executing the project, he said.

    The completion of the first section of the tunnel comprising of all the portal sections represents the key milestones for the project, he said.

    A team of over 800 staff and 200 strong work force, armed with sophisticated drilling machines, will daily bore around 5 m of the main tunnel and 8 m of the escape route, he said.

    In reply to a question about the challenges of the project, Waug said that Jammu and Kashmir has young Himalayas which keeps shifting thereby posing great challenges for tunnel construction.

    He said that the tunnel would have a life span of more than 100 years and is expected to be completed before the expected deadline.

    The construction team will continue to tunnel through the mountain to construct an all weather road connecting Chenani with Nashri, slashing 30-km of the journey and reducing the time travel by one hour.

    "We are pleased to see this nationally important project underway. It is not only a landmark project in the history of India's transportation network but will bring increase safety and employment to local community," the MD said.

    "Our focus is to complete the project on schedule and to be an integral part of the Jammu's progress and development," he said.
    Work on India's longest road tunnel starts in Udhampur - The Economic Times
     
  12. illuminati

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    I am awaiting Gujarat's Gift, the DMIC and talk of new townships along DMIC.
     
  13. yeti

    yeti 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    ADB extends $500 mn loan to Indian Railways


    NEW DELHI: Multi-lateral lender Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 500 million loan to help India improve rail services along some of the country's busiest freight and passenger routes.

    "ADB is extending loans of up to USD 500 million to help India improve rail services... The ADB Board of Directors has approved a multi-tranche financing facility for the Railway Sector Investment Program (RSIP)," the Manila-headquartered agency said in a statement.

    The loan is intended to finance additional lines and the electrification of hundreds of kilometers of existing track, along with installing new signalling.

    ADB will also support accounting reforms to improve operational efficiency of Indian Railways.

    The RSIP will target freight and passenger routes in Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, including the critical Golden Quadrilateral corridor that connects Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.

    The loan has a 25-year term, with a grace period of five years. The government of India will provide counterpart finance of over USD 644 million to cover the costs of the total program, estimated at over USD 1.1 billion.

    "This programme will help deliver more energy efficient, safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly rail services along key high density routes," ADB principal transport specialist Hiroaki Yamaguchi said.

    He further added: "This in turn will result in direct and indirect economic opportunities for about 21 million people in programme areas who will benefit from faster travel times, lower costs and improved links to markets, production centers and social service facilities."

    The Indian Railways catered to 7 billion passengers and carried 800 million tonnes of freight in the 2010-11 fiscal.

    However, experts have said that a lack of investment in new infrastructure and institutional constraints have seen services struggling to keep up with the rise in traffic.

    ADB will release the fund in several tranches, with an initial loan of USD 150 million.

    The RSIP is being carried out by the Ministry of Railways and will end by December 2018.


    Ref:-ADB extends $500 mn loan to Indian Railways - The Economic Times
     
  15. satz

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    Chennai city Set for greater makeover


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    Chennai city will change beyond recognition in a few years. Thirty arterial roads have been selected for upgradation, grade separators are coming up, the Outer Ring Road is under formation, public transport systems are set to improve and Monorail is coming. The city will have more road space, better public transport, be pedestrian-friendly and far less congested.

    The State government has already set the ball rolling for decongesting the city and improving traffic junctions with the announcement of 22 projects in the Chennai Metropolitan Area. The detailed project reports for grade separators at four junctions and foot over-bridges at seven locations are under preparation on a priority basis. Sources in the Highways Department said the grade separators are expected to be completed in three years. Already, work is on to construct several flyovers and subways by the Chennai Corporation and the Highways Department.

    Official sources, citing projections for the future, say the Chennai Metropolitan Area is expected to grow into a mega city with a population of more than 10 million in the next 10 years. And correspondingly, the vehicle population too would increase.

    Presently, there are 33.75 lakh vehicles including 5.67 lakh cars, 25.81 lakh two-wheelers and 63,640 autorickshaws in the city. Keeping these factors in mind, projects including Phase II of Outer Ring Road and Rajiv Gandhi Salai have been announced to help decongest the city.

    “The ORR will become the future growth corridor of the city. Around 95 per cent of the land acquisition has been completed for Phase II connecting Nemilichery with Minjur. The formation of the road will lead to more residential areas coming alongside and ultimately decongest the city. We have already set aside land for commercial development along the corridor. The idea is to take the development up to the north. We will have 180 degree of development, with the existing city being the hub, the link roads being spokes and the ORR the outer ring,†a top official in the Highways department said.

    Rajiv Gandhi Salai, East Coast Road, Grand Southern Trunk Road, Grand Northern Trunk Road, Bangalore Road are the link roads. Steps are also being taken to form new link roads including those from Sadayankuppam Road to Ennore Expressway and Tambaram Sanatorium to Outer Ring Road. These facilities are expected to encourage people to move out of the city.

    While stating that in the past, there has been no major effort to develop roads linking the city's radial arterials, S.P. Sekar, professor, Department of Planning, Anna University, says judicious planning of the Monorail network must be carried out to plug gaps in the road grid. “Future radial roads have to be identified and connected to ease the vehicular load on arterial roads,†he adds.

    Officials say they are implementing projects based on the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority's Second Master Plan and the time-frames set in it. V. Santhanam, a resident of Chromepet said, “Though projects are being drawn up and announced with great fanfare, they take a very long time for completion. While work is on for laying major roads like Oragadam Road, nobody bothers about the interior roads in the suburbs. Earlier, we had layouts and they used to have smaller roads. Now with gated communities coming up, such interior roads are not being laid… they are being ignored.â€

    Sources in the CMDA say, “The proposed expansion of the city would help in improving small roads in the suburbs, which help in relieving pressure off the major roads. So far, the focus has been on improving traffic on major roads. Adequate attention has not been paid to roads in municipal and panchayat areas as they do not have the funding or the expertise. The Chennai Corporation is already preparing a report on how to strengthen infrastructure in areas that would be merged with the city,†the sources say.

    Residents, who welcome the government's move to form new roads, construct grade separators and install foot over-bridges, say grade separators at Koyambedu and Padi and flyovers at Perambur and G.N.Chetty Road have helped eased traffic in their areas.

    T. Gunaseelan of Ambattur, who works in Velachery says the grade separators at Koyambedu, Padi and Kathipara had helped him cut travel time to office. “Earlier, I used to avoid going by bus as a lot of time used to be taken up just for waiting on the road. It used to take 30 minutes to travel from Guindy railway station to Kathipara and another 40 minutes from Thirumangalam to Koyambedu. Now with the flyovers, travel by two-wheeler has become more comfortable. However, lighting and signages need to be improved,†he says.


    Ref:-The Hindu : Cities / Chennai : Set for greater makeover in a few years' time
     
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