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    Wednesday September 12, 2018,10 am
    by Darshan Baid

    Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, at the Global Mobility Summit in New Delhi, announced that the state will soon come up with nearly 10,000 km of corridors for non-motorised transport (NMT), which includes cycle tracks and regional roads for bicycles as well as pedestrian roads. Out of the 10,000 km, 6,000 km will be […]

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    Tuesday July 24, 2018,10 am
    by Darshan Baid

    Considering the current complex problems of falling revenue, lack of popularity and increasing costs of the BEST bus service has led to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s decision to wet-lease the service to private players. Fleets of the BEST will be increased, reviving the bus service by making it more advanced, accessible and efficient. […]

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    Tuesday July 17, 2018,12 pm
    by Darshan Baid

    The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) has requested the central government to bear the construction cost of Pune ring road project. The cost of the project is INR 23,828 crore, out of which the total construction cost is INR10,234 crore and land acquisition cost around INR13,594 crore. The first phase between Satara and Ahmednagar […]

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    Wednesday September 12, 2018,9 am
    by Darshan Baid

    The Champion of Earth Prize – 2018, the highest environmental award instituted by the United Nations, has been awarded to Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) for being fully powered by solar energy. VJ Kurian, Managing Director, CIAL received a communiqué signed by Erik Solheim, UN Global Chief of Environment, and Executive Director, UNEP, which stated: […]

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    Friday September 14, 2018,6 am
    by Darshan Baid

    Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), the Centre has approved construction of around 1.12 lakh more affordable houses for urban poor in eight states. Andhra Pradesh has bagged the largest share of over 37,000 housing units, an official said. According to the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, a total of around 55 lakh houses […]

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    Wednesday September 12, 2018,9 am
    by Darshan Baid

    Municipal Commissioner of Pimpri Chinchwad, Shravan Hardikar has given a revised proposal for the 1288 tenements under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY). The apartments are a part of both Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and Pimpri Chinchwad New Town Development Authority (PCNTDA). While the homes under PCMC would have aluminium windows, gypsum plaster for […]

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    Tuesday September 11, 2018,11 am
    by Darshan Baid

    A part of the Smart City Mission funds, a sum of ₹200 crore, is likely to be diverted towards the conservation of heritage structures in the city of Aurangabad. The amount, originally meant for developing a greenfield township, will be used to revive and conserve structures in old Aurangabad as part of the Smart City […]

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    Tuesday July 24, 2018,7 am
    by Darshan Baid

    Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs declared the latest countrywide smart city rankings. Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat have ranked among the top five in the country with second, third and fifth spot; while Nagpur aced with the first rank. This recognition shows that the municipal bodies in these cities have made significant progress on […]

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    Tuesday July 17, 2018,1 pm
    by Darshan Baid

    As a part of the Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), Indias first industrial smart city, Jacobs Engineering Group (earlier CH2M) received a $4.6 million contract from Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (DMICDC) to provide new city program management services. This new integrated industrial township will have more than 60% of total land for industrial […]

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    Tuesday July 24, 2018,11 am
    by Darshan Baid

    Popularised in Europe, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is being touted as a promising option for sustainable, versatile building. The material consists of planks of sawn, glued, and layered wood, joined at perpendicular angles to obtain structural rigidity in both directions. The panel has great tensile and compressive strength. The panels can function as walls, floors, […]

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    Tuesday July 17, 2018,12 pm
    by Darshan Baid

    Developers of affordable homes in India are faced with multiple challenges and the requirement for swift execution and consistent quality of construction is the biggest of the lot. With the scale of a typical affordable housing project, low-wastage and speedy construction are vital to achieving the volumes in the prescribed period, as any delay in […]

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    Monday March 26, 2018,12 pm
    by urbannewsdigest

    The Punjab Cabinet recently made amendments for easing building rules to give the further boost to the construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state. The cabinet also approved the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Rules-2018, providing for purchasable unlimited floor area ratio (FAR) for group housing, commercial, public office, hotel […]

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