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NHAI says 'no' for additional structures on h'way in Nashik

In Nashik, work on the Mumbai-Agra national highway passing through the city can be undertaken only during the operation and maintenance period as the project cost has exceeded its limit, said the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). With freak accidents becoming frequent over the widened Mumbai-Agra national highway, both commuters and residents along the highway come up with new demands in respect to the inconveniences faced by them.

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Jaipur to have two high-level bridges to cut congestion

To reduce congestion and provide better connectivity, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has expedited the process to start the construction work of two high-level bridges in the city. These high-level bridges will be constructed between Gopalpura to Mansarovar and Swej Farm to Sodala. A senior official said that the demarcation work near Swej Farm has been started by the authority at zone level, while, a consultant has been appointed to prepare the design for Gopalpura.

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CCEA to decide on Coal Regulatory Authority Bill

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs would decide on clearing the draft coal regulatory authority bill in a month as the bill received the approval of the Group of Ministers (GoM). The GoM, in its latest meeting, cleared the formation of an independent coal regulatory authority to monitor the sector. The draft bill will bring state-owned monopoly miner Coal India, which accounts for 81 percent of Indian coal production, in the

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Coal India increases coal prices

Coal India has rejigged coal prices from May 28, resulting in a weighted average increase of about 5 per cent. The company has cut prices of some high-grade coals and hiked prices of lower grades, including an almost 50 per cent hike in the prices of output of a particular mine dedicated to NTPC, Coal India chairman Narsing Rao said.

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Panel gives its nod for setting up of coal regulator

An approval for setting up a regulatory authority for the coal sector has been given by a ministerial panel headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram on May 29. Such authority is expected to bring greater transparency and efficiency in coal mining operations. The panel?s decision comes at a time when the government is parallelly looking at ways to open up coal mining for the private sector.

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Ministry for allotting abandoned CBM blocks

Union coal ministry is of the view that the relinquished coal bed methane (CBM) blocks in the country need to be allotted to coal miners as these assets hold substantial reserve of coal. Owing to inadequate gas reserves, several CBM blocks have been relinquished. But these have potential coal reserves, which can be mined and used for electricity generation, the coal ministry

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Odisha govt seeks status of end-use plants

The mining department of Odisha government asked the developers of Rampia and Mandakini A coal blocks to submit status of the end-use power plants. The above two blocks are allotted to captive miners who are developing power plants. While Rampia coal block is allotted jointly to Sterlite Energy, GMR Energy, ArcellorMittal India, Lanco Group, Navbharat Power and Relia

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Hyundai eyes expansion with more equipment

Excavators manufacturing company Hyundai Construction Equipment India is considering manufacture of a wider range of construction industry equipment in the country by setting up additional lines. Currently, the company manufactures excavators from its Rs 400-crore Chakan plant in Maharashtra. It has the capability to make 5,000 excavators a year from the plant after investing Rs 55 crore last year.

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CERC clarifies on coal supply under FSA

In a reply to the clarification sought by the union power ministry, CERC said Coal India (CIL) has the responsibility to meet the full requirement under FSAs even if it has to resort to imports. Some days ago, the power ministry asked the CERC whether the existing policies permit CIL to meet its fuel supply agreements (FSAs) commitments (for post-March 2009 power projects) through supply of impo

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Work on Kochi's Edappally flyover to begin in 4 months

In Kerala's Kochi city, work on the Edappally flyover will begin in four months, the State Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said. All the paper work would be ready in two weeks? time. The State government would formulate a special package to overcome hurdles in acquiring land for infrastructure projects, Chandy said. The package will include relaxing of building rules for those who surrender land free of cost.