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Putting infra ducks back in a row

Putting infra ducks back in a row

Much has been said about the now popularly termed policy paralysis over the past two years that has led to uncertainty in implementation of and financing to infrastructure sectors. With the single exception of the roads sector, none of the major sectors have met expected growth levels this year.

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India Airports 2011 Infra around airports needs major boost: Experts

India Airports 2011 Infra around airports needs major boost: Experts

Investment opportunities of $110 billion are being envisaged up to 2020 with $80 billion towards new aircraft and $30 billion towards the development of airport infrastructure, according to the Investment Commission of India. But are the new aircraft and big development plans likely to materialise? A report on the conference held last month in Delhi.

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Mining: Struggling to emerge from doldrums

Mining: Struggling to emerge from doldrums

Karnataka now finds itself in the company of other states in the clamp down on mining and ore transport. This means India will soon drop down in its export rankings of ore, adding to the brewing export and currency troubles. A Shivkamal writes that in this delicate environment, further reforms in mining will prove to be difficult to implement, at least in the near future.

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ATN system for air safety

ATN system for air safety

Experts from Asia-Pacific nations discussed ways to implement an aeronautical telecom network (ATN) system for seamless exchange of messages for planes flying in the region. The new system would complement and later replace voice communication between air traffic control, pilots and others by providing all flight data and information through messages.

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Infra-Landmarks: Few and far between

Infra-Landmarks: Few and far between

The past 12 months have not belonged to infrastructure flag-offs. As the economy turned south in 2008-09, not as many infra projects as targeted were awarded, especially those in road, rail, port and energy; in most cases, the targets themselves took a heavy beating.

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