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Spurring a Sea Change

Spurring a Sea Change

The draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020, has many positives, but it should safeguard state autonomy and plug holes. The wish list is for an act that will make India’s coastline future-ready – safe harbours, unimpeded access, water deep enough for the largest vessels, no risk of noise, dirt and danger associated with loading and unloading...

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Opportunity Foreseen, Albeit Challenges

Opportunity Foreseen, Albeit Challenges

The metro rail network in India has sharply expanded over the last decade from about 116 km of operational and under implementation network in 2006 to about 425 km of operational and 700 km of under implementation rail network in the country.

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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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PPP Framework For Greenfield Smart City

PPP Framework For Greenfield Smart City

In India, the Central and the State Governments have worked on a wide range of sectorsùincluding roads, ports, telecommunication, power, water supply, waste management, tourism, industrial infrastructure, SEZ, township development, and health on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) basis.

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Nagpur Smart City to Run Metro Rail Services on Broad Gauge

Nagpur Smart City to Run Metro Rail Services on Broad Gauge

Even as free joyrides are being extended to Nagpurites on the 5-kilometre stretch from the Airport South to Khapri on the Nagpur metro rail before its formal inauguration, the federal government has plans to extend the service to the cityÂ’s outskirts using the existing broad-gauge railway tracks.

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Energy Transition

Energy Transition

A record capacity of over 75 GW was added over the last three years leading to over-capacity in thermal power. Industry doesn't see new thermal capacity being planned for some time, however, the existing capacity close to commissioning, or under construction will come to grid.