Varanasi witnessed more than 72 million domestic and international arrivals in 2022, according to official estimates
Updated : Aug 05, 2023

Visitor arrivals in Varanasi to increase three-fold on back of expansion in tourism infra

A bulk of visitors are expected from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and South India to turn Varanasi-Prayagraj-Ayodhya-Chitrakoot into a popular pilgrim circuit

(Image: @nitin_gadkari/Twitter)
Updated : Jun 09, 2023

NHAI lays 26.82 kms of bituminous concrete in record time! Enters 'Limca Book of Records'

Spanning a length of 109 kilometers, the project encompasses the construction of four major bridges, 35 minor bridges, six interchanges or flyovers, two rail-over bridges, 10 vehicular underpasses, and a 21-kilometer-long Solapur Bypass.

PM Modi will attend the launch via video conferencing
Updated : May 18, 2023

PM Modi set to flag off Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express on Thursday

Alongside the launch of the new line, the Prime Minister will flag off the development of the railway networks in Odisha and the electrification of all the lines.

 The Mumbai-Goa version joins Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad - Gandhinagar, Mumbai - Sainagar Shirdi and Mumbai - Solapur Vande Bharat Express trains in the region
Updated : May 16, 2023

Mumbai-Goa Vande Bharat Express trial runs to begin today, launch expected soon

The trials will put the train’s performance and safety standards to the test alongside testing other parameters of importance.

The Union Minister also shared pictures of the new highway being developed.
Updated : May 15, 2023

New 6-lane highway to serve as primary route for traffic flow between Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh; details here

The new highway will also connect with major highways such as Direct Noida-Delhi flyways, Delhi-Meerut, Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP), NH-2 (Delhi-Agra), Delhi Mumbai Expressway, and Jewar airport.

The output of core sectors had increased by 7.2 per cent in February 2023 and 4.8 per cent in the year-ago month
Updated : Apr 28, 2023

Eight core sector industries post 3.6% growth in March; slowest in 5 months

The output of core sectors had increased by 7.2 per cent in February 2023 and 4.8 per cent in the year-ago month. The previous low was 0.7 per cent in October 2022.

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Updated : Apr 25, 2023

PM Modi flags off Kerala's first Vande Bharat Express train from Thiruvananthapuram

Vande Bharat, the semi-high-speed train from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod, will cover the distance between the two places in about eight hours, thereby reducing the average travel time by almost three hours.

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Updated : Apr 23, 2023

PM Modi to launch India's first water metro on April 25; see pics

The Kochi Water Metro has been built at a cost of Rs 1,136.83 crore in the port city. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday termed the Kochi Water Metro as a "dream project" of the state.

The newly launched Vande Bharat Express train for Rajasthan, which was flagged off on Wednesday
Updated : Apr 12, 2023

BHEL-led consortium to build 80 Vande Bharat trains at Rs 120 crore per train

Technology Partner, a consortium formed by BHEL and Titagarh Wagons, will supply sleeper-class Vande Bharat trains in 72 months.

The report showed that the Muneerabad-Mahaboobnagar rail project is the most delayed. (Representational Image)
Updated : Apr 09, 2023

Road transport, highways sector has maximum number of delayed projects: Report

In the road transport and highways sector, 407 out of 717 projects are delayed. For railways, out of 173 projects, 114 are delayed, while in the petroleum sector, 86 out of 146 projects are running behind schedule, as per the latest flash report on infrastructure projects for February 2023.

As per the proposal, there will be 54 immigration counters of the new terminal at the arrival and departure counters to ease the transit procedures.
Updated : Apr 08, 2023

PM Narendra Modi to open new Chennai airport terminal today. Top points here

The new terminal building at Chennai Airport is built in an area of 2,20,972 sqm and has been constructed to address the growing air traffic in the state of Tamil Nadu.

(Image: Ministry of Civil Aviation/Twitter)
Updated : Apr 06, 2023

Chennai airport's new terminal building to be inaugurated by PM Modi on Saturday; see pics

The Prime Minister on Thursday said that the new state of the art integrated terminal building at Chennai Airport will be an important addition to Chennai’s infrastructure.

CDRI and ARA teams up to start Infrastructure Resilience Academic eXchange
Updated : Apr 06, 2023

CDRI launches Infrastructure Resilience Academic eXchange, to bridge talent gap for building disaster-resilient infrastructure

Under IRAX, CDRI has also teamed up with the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA) and signed a ‘Statement of Intent’ for undertaking collaborative efforts for a 3-year period on action-oriented research, policy advocacy and in-country knowledge-building programmes for DRI.

The construction industry itself accounts to around 20 per cent of the India's annual carbon emissions.
Updated : Mar 25, 2023

Here’s how alternative construction materials can help India curb carbon emissions

The conventional ways release particulate material (PM) in the air, discharge excessive heat into the atmosphere, and cause wastage and pollution of water. On the other hand, sustainable construction practices can curb carbon emissions up to 50 per cent

The ANPR cameras will be used for detection of number plates
Updated : Mar 14, 2023

Delhi-Gurugram Expressway: NHAI set to discontinue fixed toll; here's all you need to know

Under a new system, the highways authority is likely to bring in "pay per road use" under which travellers will pay only for the actual distance travelled on the expressway instead of paying a fixed fare like earlier.

The 118 Km long project has been developed at a total cost of around Rs 8,480 crore. (Image: Twitter)
Updated : Mar 12, 2023

PM Modi inaugurates Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway in Mandya; all you need to know

"In the last few days, the images of the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway have gone viral on social media. Youth are taking immense pride in witnessing the growth of our nation. All these projects will open up the pathways of prosperity and development," PM Modi said.

Govt’s Rs 20 lakh crore infra push will boost tourism in India, says Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal
Updated : Feb 24, 2023

Govt’s Rs 20 lakh crore infra push will boost tourism in India, says Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal

Talking at the India Today Tourism Survey & Awards 2022, the union minister stressed upon the government’s thrust on making India a global tourist hub.

The Expressway will have a catalytic impact on the developmental trajectory of all adjoining regions. (Image: Twitter/Nitin Gadkari)
Updated : Feb 12, 2023

'Delhi to Jaipur in 3.5 hours': PM Modi inaugurates first section of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

The 246 km Delhi– Dausa– Lalsot section of the Delhi Mumbai Expressway has been developed at a cost of more than Rs 12,150 crore. The operationalisation of this section is expected to provide a major boost to the economic development of the entire region.

Vande Metro aims to help people living around big cities to travel to and fro in comfort between their place of work and hometowns.
Updated : Feb 02, 2023

First hydrogen train, Vande Metro: Indian Railways is set to transform in 2023

India will get its first hydrogen train by December 2023 which will be completely indigenously manufactured. Meanwhile, Vande Metro will enable people living around big cities to travel to and fro in comfort between their place of work and hometowns.

Housing demand is likely to sustain through 2023: Colliers
Updated : Jan 27, 2023

Union Budget 2023: Colliers’ seven expectations for real estate sector

The real estate sector has shown strong signs of recovery through 2022. Here are some key suggestions by real estate experts to ensure sustained growth of the sector through 2023.

The Prime Minster will reach Mumbai in the evening today to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 38,800 crore.
Updated : Jan 19, 2023

PM Modi to flag off two new Mumbai metro lines today; to be opened for commuters from January 20

The metro line 2A connects Dahisar East to DN Nagar in Andheri West, while line 7 connects Dahisar East to Gundavali, Andheri East. Line 2A is around 18.6 km long with 17 stations, while Line 7 is 16.5 km long with 13 stations.