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Centre to allow 100 per cent stake sale in BOT projects

Infrastructure developer IVRCL is going slow on its proposal to monetise three more build, operate and transfer (BOT) projects in the light of expectations that the Union government will soon take a decision to allow 100 per cent stake sale in BOT projects. It is just a matter of procedure. The decision will come soon as everybody, including the NHAI (National Highways Authority of India), is in favour of it, IVRCL Chairman and Managing Director, E Sudhir Reddy, said.

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Kwatha in Manipur gets solar lighting equipment

The United Committee Manipur (UCM) presented two solar lighting equipments to the people of Kwatha, a village under Chandel district through the Village Chief N Kamal at his residence on April 29. UCM has been visiting and studying the shortages in interior areas of the state. As a part of the initiative, the Committee is presenting solar lighting equipments to the people of Kwatha located at the remote area in Chandel district with an aim to bring about an equitable society.

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Road widening in T'puran for monorail project

In Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram, as part of the monorail project the 9.53-km stretch on the national highway linking the IT hub of Kazhakkoottam with Kesavadasapuram will be developed for four-lane traffic.

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CCEA explores various options on coal issue

In order to help power producers suffering high cost of imported coal, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is said to be exploring several options including price pooling. The panel is expected to meet in the few two weeks to discuss the matter, reports suggest. Amidst shortage of coal

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House panel alleges irregularities in coal mines allocation

According to the observation of Parliament Standing Committee on Coal and Steel, the Indian government did not follow best practice in allocating coal mines in the past 20 years. The allocation in this period was illegal and amount to abuse of power as the government alloted it to a privileged few. It said the allocation of "huge national resources" did not gener

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CIL may import 15 mt coal in 2013-14

Coal India may need to import nearly 15 million tonne coal in 2013-14 to meet the shortfall in domestic coal supplies. This follows the government decision on April 22 that allowed the miner to fill the gap between domestic supplies and annual contracted quantity to power stations by imports.

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Minister clarifies on green clearance for road projects

Environmental clearances for 25 highway projects which involved diversion of forest land were pending for want of Stage?I Forest Clearance. This was stated by Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabh

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TN proposes ring road for Salem to cut accidents

The Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Sarvey Satyanarayana has said that to check the number of accidents in Salem city, a proposal to build a ring road, about 60 km long, has been made by the Tamil Nadu government.

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AP has 6,759 km of national highway: Satyanarayana

The Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Sarvey Sathyanarayana told the Lok Sabha on April 22 that Andhra Pradesh has 30 national highways having a length of 6,759 km.

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Flyover planned to solve traffic jams in Kochi's Vyttila

To resolve traffic problems in Kochi's Vyttila area, the most crowded junction in Kerala, the district administration has come up with a novel idea of constructing portal frame structured flyovers. The major advantage of the portal frame structure is that it will be free of pillars in the middle of the road that will ensure free flow of traffic by incorporating loops and ramps for entering the flyover.