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Traction Ahead!

Traction Ahead!

The Railways has sizeable capex plans for the five year period 2015-19 involving a capital outlay of Rs.8.56 trillion. The annual capital outlay for FY2016-18 was increased significantly to meet the five-year targets. NITI Aayog has also finalised the three year action agenda (2018-20).

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PPPs Get Rolling in Railways

PPPs Get Rolling in Railways

Investment opportunity stems from efforts of making rolling stock safer, faster and more efficient. The thrust on electrification is expected to give a spurt to electric locomotives, bringing down the fuel bill significantly, even as increasing investment in higher horse power locomotives will support longer rakes.

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Fast Forwarding the Lifeline

Fast Forwarding the Lifeline

It is often pointed out that every rupee invested in ramping up railway infrastructure benefits the economy six times over. Therefore, after languishing for nearly 70 years, modernisation of the sector has been put on the fast track.

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India to accelerate $ 200 billion smart cities projects

India to accelerate $ 200 billion smart cities projects

When the 60 winning cities (with proposals worth over Rs 1.31 lakh crore) become smart, it is expected to positively impact the lives of 72 crore urban population. While Rs 1.05 lakh crore will be spent on area-based development plans, Rs 26,141 crore will be spent on pan-city solutions in the next five years.

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Paving the way for ´smart´ infrastructure

Paving the way for ´smart´ infrastructure

Smart Cities Council (SCC) India will launch India Readiness Guide, with over 100 case studies in September. Prime Minister Narendra Modi´s dream project of smart cities has started taking shape and it has achieved a milestone in terms of the Union Cabinet