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Need to develop 700 km of metro rail lines annually to meet future growth

Need to develop 700 km of metro rail lines annually to meet future growth

With Indian cities emerging as the key drivers of economic growth, attention also needs to be paid to developing a robust public transportation system in them, observes Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs. Puri made these observations at a panel discussion moderated by Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief, CONSTRUCTION WORLD, and Aashish Chandorkar, Columnist,...

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India’s Intelligent Evolution

India’s Intelligent Evolution

In June 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his bold Smart Cities Mission, an investment of Rs 980 billion to develop 100 cities across the country into intelligent, sustainable and resident-friendly communities.

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How important is Project Management for New India

How important is Project Management for New India

In another ten years, India is expected to have the second largest number of project management jobs in the world after China. Phenomenal growth in project management opportunities will largely be driven by economic expansion and infrastructure projects.

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The compressor market will grow above 20,000-25,000 units a year

The compressor market will grow above 20,000-25,000 units a year

Despite price sensitivity of the Indian market remaining a major challenge, Conrad Latham, General Manager, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique, India cites that to be competitive in India, the global players are willing to pay for the value of options that are normally associated with improved energy efficiencies like variable speed drive compressors, permanent magnetic motors, cost-effective adsorption dryers or even higher IE-rated motors.

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We are implementing smart cities projects worth Rs.510 billion

We are implementing smart cities projects worth Rs.510 billion

Urban transport and development is a state subject. With the Centre and the State coming together to fight the decade-old urban issue for a few and a century-old issue for many cities, Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) feels that the Centre providing a helping hand to the State is like a corporate federalism.

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Greenfield cities to compete with existing urban centres

Greenfield cities to compete with existing urban centres

Nirup Jayanth, Managing Director, Jurong Consultants (India) & Surbana Jurong Group, Singapore, opines that in a greenfiled city, flexibility and dynamism can be added to infrastructure development, by building in a modular and incremental manner with a cluster-based approach.