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Road Contracts awarded drop to less than half!

Road Contracts awarded drop to less than half!

As per CW reports up to January 2024, only 3,481 kms have been awarded Last year, the length of national highways constructed across India was 10,331 kms at the rate of 28.3 kms per day. This year, the target was set at 13,800 kms at the rate of 37.8 kms per day. However, by the...

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Avoid Tunnel Vision Syndrome

Avoid Tunnel Vision Syndrome

The Uttarkashi Tunnel Collapse signals the risk to our Rs 100 trillion infrastructure investment says PRATAP PADODE The race to build infrastructure is, on one hand, connecting India, and on the other, building India. On both counts, while we stress pace, we ought to look at how we are connecting and how we are building...

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Indian road sector: Highway of economic growth

Indian road sector: Highway of economic growth

National highways play a vital role in social and economic integration. National highway plays a vital role in the social and economic integration and development of the country. Total budgetary spending in the road sector has increased by more than eight times to Rs.2.6 trillion in FY2023BE over FY2014 at a CAGR of more than...

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Digital twinning: Keeping structural designs alive in perpetuity

Digital twinning: Keeping structural designs alive in perpetuity

Digital twin: data-driven design for real-time models. Bentley Systems is working on raising the significance of structural design formats, so that engineering data does not remain locked inaccessibly in files and drawers. With this, operation and maintenance of structures moves from calculated guesswork to managed design systems over the lifecycle of the project. As India...

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Innovative technologies to construct green resilient roads

Innovative technologies to construct green resilient roads

Incorporating technology and innovation to build green resilient roads In India, around 60 per cent of rural roads are in poor condition affecting the safety and mobility of goods and people. To overcome the issues, India is progressively adopting new technologies to develop road infrastructure. It is a need of the hour to adopt innovative...

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Delhi to hold FCC’s India Roads Conference on 12th Oct

Delhi to hold FCC’s India Roads Conference on 12th Oct

To be hosted at Hotel Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi, the conference will witness more than 25 experts, policymakers, and industry leaders discussing innovative technologies, sustainable practices, and funding opportunities that promise to revolutionise the road construction landscape in India. Mumbai (India) FIRST Construction Council (FCC) – an infrastructure think tank – will be hosting the...

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Why India’s Roads are racing into Global Infra Asset Plans

Why India’s Roads are racing into Global Infra Asset Plans

India’s road network is ahead of China’s & second only to the USA! India’s road network is second to the USA in the whole world. It is way ahead of China’s road network! No wonder several road asset funds are looking towards the National Highways Authority of India’s Asset Monetisation Plan. India’s road network is over...

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Will the Road construction target be achieved in 2023-24?

Will the Road construction target be achieved in 2023-24?

The road sector is suffering from immobility! Surprised? The road sector is suffering from immobility! Surprised? Let us say that it has landed in a standstill spot. Its ability to construct beyond 40 km per day is probably 15% as the rate at which we have seen the construction get executed has always been between...

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PM GatiShakti’s NPG recommends six infrastructure projects

PM GatiShakti’s NPG recommends six infrastructure projects

Six infrastructure projects have been suggested by the Network Planning Group (NPG) under PM GatiShakti. The six projects, one from MNRE, three from the Ministry of Railways, and two from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, were assessed by NPG during a meeting, which then recommended them. The comprehensive development of these projects would...

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Technologies Empowering the Right Pace of Road Construction

Technologies Empowering the Right Pace of Road Construction

Road sector is adopting and implementing innovative technologies. The road sector is seeing adoption and implementation of innovative technologies with durable roads being a priority. In order to bear the increasing traffic load, and overcome various challenges, the sector will have to develop new materials, processes and technologies to set the right pace of construction....