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Floating bridges over Godavari planned in Nashik

To facilitate devotees during the Nashik Kumbhmela in July 2015, the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is planning to create temporary pontoon bridges (floating bridges) on the Godavari river. The decision was made after NMC officials recently visited Allahabad to study the arrangements made for the Kumbh mela there.

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Expressway between Agra-Lucknow to cut 2 hours time

A six-lane expressway between Lucknow and Agra planned by the Uttar Pradesh government will cut the present five-hour travel time to three hours. The State has estimated the planned 270-km road project at Rs 9,155 crore, excluding land cost.

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Bridge on ECR Link Road in Chennai to open by May-end

The under construction bridge on ECR Link Road in Chennai will be thrown open for traffic by May-end. With this, residents of southern parts of the city may soon have a hassle-free ride on ECR Link Road, which connects Rajiv Gandhi Salai with East Coast Road. The ECR Link Road is vital as it connects traffic between Sholinganallur and Akkarai.

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Qualified youths in MP to be trained as road contractors

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that three-month training will be imparted to youths under Mukhyamantri Yuva Contractor Yojna for preparing good contractors. During training, each engineering degree holder will be given Rs 10,000 and diploma holder Rs 8,000.

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Work begins on ROB on Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on April 6 began work on the crucial and last phase of the 4-km elevated Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road by launching two 40.5-metre girders to build a 109.8-metre rail overbridge (ROB) in Kurla.

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Kerala renovates 8 roads in Kozhikode

According to a press release, Kozhikode's eight renovated roads are ready to be thrown open to the public. The Pushpa Junction-Railway Station-Model School Road, Annie Hall Road, Pattalappalli Junction-Town Hall Road, Vaikom Muhammed Basheer Road, Sreekanteshwara Temple Road, Court Road, Cherootty Road and Silk Street-Corporation-Moonnalingal Road in the city have been renovated under the State government?s One-time Maintenance Project.

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Asia overtakes Europe and North America in the earthmoving equipment market

According to a new report from Timetric, the Asia-Pacific region overtakes Europe and North America when it comes to heavy construction machinery and earthmoving equipment.

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FIMI wants govt to withdraw export duty on bauxite

Reports indicate that the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) requested the central government to withdraw export duty of 10 percent levied on export of low grade bauxite. The industry body argues that the proposed levy may force mine closures in states like Gujarat and Maharashtra and affect the direct and indirect employment opportunities for

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JSPL picks up 31.49% stake in Gujarat NRE Coking Coal

Naveen Jindal-led Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) bought only 31.49 per cent stake in Gujarat NRE Coke's Australian subsidiary at the end of its open offer. JSPL earlier aimed to acquire a majority stake in Gujarat NRE Coking Coal, the Australian subsidiary of Kolkata-based Gujarat NRE Coke, through outright purchase of shares

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CCL despatched 10.3% higher coal in 2012-13

According to a company statement, Central Coalfields (CCL) dispatched 10.3 per cent or 4.959 million tonne (mn t) more coal in 2012-13 at 53 mn t compared to last year. The company dispatched 48.041 mn t coal in 2011-12. In the beginning of financial year 2012-13, the coal stoc