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SANY India hands over Piling Rig for Mumbai Metro project

SANY India has handed over a SANY SR285 Piling Rig to J. Kumar Infraprojects to be used for the Mumbai Metro project. 


Deepak Garg, CEO - SANY India handed over the piling rig to Nalin Gupta, Director, J. Kumar Infraprojects and Dharmendra Tiwari, Piling Unit Head, J. Kumar Infraprojects near Samata Nagar Bus Stop Malad East, Mumbai. The Piling Rig is designed to deliver excellent results and offers a maximum pile depth of 94m and maximum pile diameter of 2500mm.


Deepak Garg, CEO – SANY India said, “To ensure and guarantee the performance of our SANY Piling Rig SR285, we have a very strong service team based in Mumbai especially for the Mumbai Metro project with specialists for Piling Rig.  Any parts that may be required will be available at any time and would be delivered within few hours from Pune. We have also stationed a service vehicle for this highway that will be here throughout the year to service the piling machine and other SANY equipment. I want to assure you that whatever is expected out of SANY, we try and surpass those”          


Nalin Gupta, Director, J Kumar Infraprojects, said, “I would like to praise the whole SANY India team. The performance of the machine given to us on trial basis has been really good and we hope that this machine will also perform just as well.” 


The SANY India SR285 will be used for line 7 of the prestigious Mumbai Metro project near Malad east station.


MIAL gets nod for Navi Mumbai airport project

The Maharashtra Cabinet has given a formal approval to Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd (MIAL) of the GVK Group for the construction of the Navi Mumbai international airport project. MIAL is a joint venture between the GVK Group and Airports Authority of India.


The project is expected to be completed by December 2019. The Greenfield project would be spread over 1,160 hectares and it would be built on PPP basis.


By 2034, Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) will have a traffic of 100 Million Passenger Per Annum (MPPA). Forecasts suggest that passenger traffic for MMR is set to cross 45 MPPA by fiscal 2018. Mumbai airport has already handled 42 million passengers in fiscal 2016. The new airport at Navi Mumbai will take care of the additional traffic.


The statement said that four applicants had shown interests in building the airport but MIAL won the final bid based on security considerations and agreeing to share 12.5 per cent of the total project revenue to CIDCO.


Bangalore Metro project gets EUR 300 million from European Investment Bank

India will get EUR 300 million from European Investment Bank (EIB) for financing Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II- Line R6, according to finance ministry. Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II is to be jointly financed by the European Investment Bank (EUR 500 million) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (EUR 300 million). The first tranche of EUR 300 million was signed recently.


The project is to be completed in five years from the date of commencement of work. The finance ministry stated that the project aims to ensure modern transport facility for the commuters, as per reports.


Kandla Port gets green nod to develop smart city

State-owned Kandla Port Trust has received environment clearance for setting up a Rs 1,176-crore smart industrial port city in Kutch, Gujarat, as per reports. The proposal is to develop a smart industrial port city at two separate sites in Gandhidham which would house about 35,700 residential flats, schools and parks.


The Environment Ministry examined the Kandla Port's proposal and gave the final environment clearance for developing a smart city at two identified sites. As per the proposal, one smart port city in 580 acre has been proposed at Adipur side on South of Tagore road, while the second site over an area of 850 acre is near KPT complex in Gandhidham.


Govt to invest Rs 1.45 lakh crore in North-East road projects

To upgrade infrastructure in the North-East, the government is planning to undertake highway projects worth about Rs 1.45 lakh crore in next two to three years, said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.


The government has already taken up many road improvement projects under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North-East for better connectivity in the region. Of the proposed Rs 1.45 lakh crore investment, the government plans to invest about Rs 48,000 crore in Assam, Rs 22,000 crore in Manipur and Rs 20,000 crore in Nagaland for building roads. Projects worth Rs 17,000 crore are planned in Sikkim, Rs 12,000 crore in Mizoram, Rs 10,000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh and Rs 8,000 crore each in Meghalaya and Tripura, add reports.


Govt awarded Contracts worth Rs 1 lakh cr for national highways upgrades

The government has awarded contracts worth over Rs 1.09 lakh crore for two- and four-laning of national highways in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Jharkhand since 2014-15, as per reports. The contracts are for 297 projects amounting to Rs 1,09,043 crore, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh Lal Mandaviya informed recently. He added that altogether, the projects would spread across a total length of 13,433 km of national highways in the six states.


Accolade for Wirtgen Group

The German Brand Institute in Berlin decorated the Wirtgen Group with the German Brand Award 2017 for its Corporate Design. The Award, initiated by the German design authority, is awarded by a high-profile expert panel consisting of experts in brand economy and brand science. It is the decoration for successful brand management in Germany. Only companies nominated by the German Brand institute, its brand scouts and expert panels are allowed to participate in the competition.
The Wirtgen Group award in the categories “Brand Strategy” and “Brand Design” represents the appraisal of an extensive process lasting three years and placing the complete Wirtgen Group brand architecture on a new, uniform and sustainable foundation.

“I’m receiving the award as the representative of the Wirtgen Group product brands’ marketing departments. The award is mainly the result of a top team achievement,” says Martin Heitz, Head of Marketing Wirtgen and responsible for the CI Relaunch project.

In order to underscore the synergies and team spirit of the individual brands as well as the group, the Wirtgen Group revised its complete Corporate Identity and implemented it in all five German brand headquarters, 55 sales and service subsidiaries and more than 150 dealers worldwide up to the smallest detail.


GHMC to make 48 MW waste-based power plant

In order to set up a power plant based on municipal solid waste, with an installed capacity of 48 MW by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the expert appraisal committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes has issued terms of reference for the process of environmental clearance.

According to the details submitted to the expert panel of the MoEF, the proposals are for setting up waste-to-energy (WtE) power plant based on municipal solid waste (MSW) at Jawaharnagar of Kapra mandal in Medchal district on the outskirts of the city with an estimated cost of Rs 720 crore.