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Odisha govt to complete NH works in scheduled time

Land acquisition is to be paced up to complete the National Highway projects within the scheduled time, the Odisha government has decided. The State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who reviewed the progress of different NH projects, asked the officials to expedite the process for getting forest clearances.

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TN to spend Rs 82.33 cr for NH upgradation

A series of road projects have been announced by the Tamil Nadu Government on April 15, including upgradation activities. The State Highways and Minor Ports Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami told the State Assembly that Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had directed upgradation of 81.27 km of National Highways at an estimated sum of Rs 82.33 crore.

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Kerala govt begins work on Rs 20 bn corridor project

Work on the Rs 2,000 crore coastal corridor project to link Vallarpadam with Kozhikode in Kerala began with the state Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurating it recently. The corridor is expected to bring about tremendous development to the coastal belt and it involves upgradation of the existing Tipu Sultan Road

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Pune's Mumbai-Blore h'way junction renamed as NDA Chowk

The junction that joins Mumbai-Bangalore National Highway and Pune-Paud Road in Pune area was renamed NDA Chowk on April 20. The name change ceremony took place at the junction in the presence of National Defence Academy (NDA) and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) officials. The junction also leads to a road to the NDA campus.

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Work on Ennore-Manali Road to be completed by 2013

The decade-old Ennore Manali Road Improvement Project (EMRIP) will be completed by the year-end, according to Highways Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. After missing several deadlines, the Rs 600-crore project was launched by Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan in January 2011.

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Rs 14.50 cr for bypass roads in TN's Kancheepuram area

In Tamil Nadu, Walajabad and Uthiramerur in Kancheepuram area will get bypass roads to relieve the towns of traffic congestion, the State Highways Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said recently. Moving the demands for the department in the Assembly, he said that Rs.14.50 crore has been sanctioned for the projects.

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NHAI yet to be handed over land for road widening

In Kerala, more than Rs 20 crore has gone to waste in the name of land acquisition for widening of the Thiruvananthapuram-Cherthala stretch of NH 47. While the second deadline for the land acquisition notification lapsed last month, no land has been handed over to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for widening the highway.

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Sesa Goa confident of early nod for mining

Following the lifting of ban on mining in some areas in Karnataka by the Supreme Court, Sesa Goa hopes to secure forest clearance for its mine in Chitradurga district in some days. PK Mukherjee, Managing Director of the Vedanta group firm expressed hope that the company would secure the (forest) clearance in matter of days considering the ir

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Hindustan Zinc expands mining operation

Hindustan Zinc is in the process of expanding its mining operation in order to ramp up output and it is the fourth major expansion plan of the firm. The country's only integrated zinc producer is expanding operation at its Zawar and Dariba mines in a phased manner. It is also slated to develop two greenfield mines as part of its expansion

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SC allows mining in 63 blocks in Bellary

Considering the shortage of iron ore faced by steel makers, the Supreme Court allowed lease holders of 63 'B' category ore mines in Karnataka's Bellary district to resume mining operation. But the court maintained the suspension order for all mining along the Andhra-Karnataka border till the border dispu