Search

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

NHAI to undertake rating of concessionaires, contractors and consultants

The portal-based objective assessment of vendors has been initiated to track the performance of the vendors for various NHAI projects.

There is a demand surge for crushers in the iron ore segment: Ranjit Ravindran

While the demand for newer machines is not that bullish the existing population of machines is fully optimised to undertake current developmental activities in mining and infrastructure. Ranjit Ravindran, Business Head – Mining, Voltas, shares more on the market dynamics.

Revenue of road EPC contractors to de-grow 8-10%

Revenue of road-building engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies is expected to de-grow 8-10 per cent this fiscal with the COVID-19 pandemic-driven lockdowns severely curtailing activity, a CRISIL report says

Revenue of road EPC companies to de-grow 8-10% this fiscal: CRISIL

Revenue of road-building EPC companies is expected to de-grow 8-10 per cent this fiscal with the COVID-19 pandemic-driven lockdowns severely curtailing activity

Biggest is the Best

Patel Infrastructure acquired the world's largest concrete paver from Wirtgen Group. The 18.75 m full paving width paver is currently working at the Vadodara-Kim Expressway project.

Covid-19 Challenges Revival

The lockdown in the country has entered its third stage on May 4, 2020 in view of the deadly coronavirus pandemic continuing its grip on the country even after the six-week lockdown in two stages.

JCB India's Pothole Repair Machine

JCB India showcased its all new pothole repair machine at the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) team in New Delhi in presence of officials from DDA, MCD, NDMC, SDMC, EDMC, NRIDA, NHAI etc.

JCB India's Pothole Repair Machine

JCB India showcased its all new pothole repair machine at the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) team in New Delhi in presence of officials from DDA, MCD, NDMC, SDMC, EDMC, NRIDA, NHAI etc.

SDLG's Upgraded Motor Graders

SDLG has announced a raft of important updates to its popular range of motor graders, including a new cab, new engine hood and improved maintenance access.

SDLG's Upgraded Motor Graders

SDLG has announced a raft of important updates to its popular range of motor graders, including a new cab, new engine hood and improved maintenance access.

Can India be an alternate manufacturing base?

Even before COVID 19 crept up upon us, our roads sector had already hit a speed breaker. Construction of highways slowed to 27 km a day during April-January against 29.7 km a day achieved in 2018-19.

Can India be an alternate manufacturing base?

Even before COVID 19 crept up upon us, our roads sector had already hit a speed breaker. Construction of highways slowed to 27 km a day during April-January against 29.7 km a day achieved in 2018-19.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

Adani Enterprises wins NHAI project

Adani Enterprises has won a Rs 15.46-billion project from National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for building a stretch of NH-16 in Andhra Pradesh under Bharatmala Pariyojana.

PNC Infratech bags NHAI contracts

PNC Infratech has bagged orders worth Rs 35.82 billion from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for widening of road projects in Uttar Pradesh.

Dilip Buildcon bags NHAI project

Dilip Buildcon has bagged a Rs 8.605 billion road project in Chhattisgarh from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM).

NHAI achieves highest ever construction of national highways in FY 2019-20

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has accomplished construction of 3,979 km of national highways in the financial year 2019-20.

HG Infra bags two NHAI projects in Rajasthan

HG Infra Engineering (HGIEL) has secured two NHAI projects worth Rs 21 billion on EPC mode under the Bharatmala Pariyojana in Rajasthan.

HG Infra bags two NHAI projects in Rajasthan

HG Infra Engineering (HGIEL) has secured two NHAI projects worth Rs 21 billion on EPC mode under the Bharatmala Pariyojana in Rajasthan.

Towards Greener Future

Asphalt is regaining traction in the Indian road construction due to its better recyclability and the freedom to use waste materials like plastics along with asphalt mix. The future looks greener for asphalt mixing plants.

Budget 2020: Key takeaways for infrastructure

Tax concessions extended to sovereign and pension funds will go a long way in attracting long term financing solutions for infrastructure sector, says Sandeep Upadhyay, Managing Director ? Infrastructure, Centrum Capital.

TECH-MOVES

With the government plans to invest Rs 102 trillion in infrastructure development in the next five years, the demand for construction equipment will be immense.

JCB India develops pothole repair machine

JCB India showcased its all new pothole repair machine at the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) team in New Delhi in the presence of officials from DDA, MCD, NDMC, SDMC, EDMC, NRIDA, NHAI etc.

HAM expands network

CRISIL Research?s analysis of road projects under the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) reveals HAM has expanded its network since its launch in February 2016. Over fiscals 2017 to 2019, HAM projects accounted for a quarter of the executed road projects and 45-50 per cent of the projects awarded.

India Construction Festival - 2019

The festival, organised by FIRST Construction Council in New Delhi from October 15-16, successfully brought together the public and private sector to discuss probable resolutions to impediments faced by the infrastructure sector.

On the right path

It is a fact that the industry is under tremendous pressure of economic slowdown. However, hopes are alive as the government is listening to the problems of the industry and working out resolutions for a faster recovery.

Revenue growth to halve for EPC road cos through FY21: CRISIL

Road developers in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) segment could see revenue growth halve in fiscals 2020 and 2021 to ~15 per cent, compared with 30 per cent in fiscal 2019, a CRISIL study of 75 companies it rates in this sector indicates.

JCB India, CSIR-CRRI jointly develop pothole repair machine

JCB India showcased its all new pothole repair machine at the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) team in New Delhi in presence of officials from DDA, MCD, NDMC, SDMC, EDMC, NRIDA, NHAI etc.

THE ROAD AHEAD

The roads and highways sector is expected to bounce back soon with the government's corrective measures to combat slowdown and the large number of projects planned in the coming years. The road equipment players are bullish on the future growth prospects.

Recharge to Rebuild!

The manifesto of the NDA points towards building 12,000 km of roads per annum! In 2018-19, even though contracts awarded were to the tune of 15,000 km (against 17,055 km in 2017-18), the figure for roads constructed up to November 2018 has been 5,759 km (against 9,829 km in 2017-18).

REJIG for the big

Need for better infrastructure is always the top priority of any country. India is no different as the quest for superior infrastructure continues with many large-scale projects coming up.

IRB Infra to commence Vadodara highway project soon

VK-1 Expressway, a wholly-owned subsidiary and a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of IRB Infrastructure Developers has received an appointed date from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for 23.740 km long Padra (Kim)-Vadodara hybrid annuity project, which is part of the upcoming Vadodara-Mumbai expressway.

NHAI to get Rs 100 billion for TOT highways

Under TOT, the concession period is of 30 years. The second tranche is spread over four states.

On a Smooth Path

As roads and highways construction continues to be on the top gear, more mechanisation is taking place in rural roads with motor graders finding more traction in the coming years.

Total Concreting Solution

As a major concrete equipment manufacturer, Ajax Fiori offers wide range of concreting solutions for various infrastructure projects. Debasis Bhattacharya elaborates more on the products and technologies.

Adding value to equipment life

Industrial lubricants play a major role in improving the operational efficiency productivity of an equipment. Currently, the demand is for thinner lubricants that provide longer oil drain intervals.

Pioneering Growth

Traditionally known for aerospace, engineering and IT, Bengaluru is fast emerging as a construction equipment (CE) hub in India with major players expanding their base in the city.

Crushing capacity creation needed

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari informed in Lok Sabha that projects for constructing 6,320 km of road have been awarded under the first phase of the Bharatmala project, with the financial implication estimated to be Rs 1.44 trillion.

Aggregate Boom,Policy Gloom

Crushers and screens market is poised for a demand boom with the focus slowly shifting towards higher capacity machines to meet the growing demand for aggregates.

300 ongoing national highway projects to be completed by March 2019

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has identified about 300 projects for completion by March 2019, based on a review of over 700 ongoing national highway projects in the country. Of these, about 100 projects are likely to be completed by December 2018.

On Strong Foundation

Foundation equipment segment is back on action with a lot of equipment busy at various project sites across the country. The trend is expected to continue for the next few years.

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANTS

Concrete is a major constituent of infrastructure projects: mainly in real estate, roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants, irrigation and urban modernisation sectors.

Technology Meets Opportunity

Rs 1.2 trillion investment in roads and highways; extension of 3.17 lakh km of rural roads; 35,000 km highway construction under Bharatmala Pariyojana scheme- it seems that there is a lot slated to happen in the coming years in rural roads and highways.

NHAI signs pact for trilateral project

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) inked a pact for its maiden international project, part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway.

L&T bags NHAI contract for Dwarka e-way project

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded one of the five packages of Dwarka Expressway project in Haryana to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) under the Bharatmala project, according to the government.

IRB Infra wins two NHAI projects in TN

IRB Infrastructure Developers has won two road projects worth Rs 3,465 crore from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

KNR Constructions bags Rs 1,021-cr NHAI project in TN

KNR Constructions has won a Rs 1,021-crore highway project from National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in Tamil Nadu. The company has secured its first Hybrid Annuity Project (HAM) with bid project cost of Rs 1,020.60 crore from NHAI for the work of four-laning of Trichy to Kallagam section of NH-227.

Ambitious on Indian infra sector

Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys intense focus from government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country.

Infrastructure Revival to Push CE Growth

The infrastructure sector is today undoubtedly one of the strong pillars of the Indian economy and the current Union Government is strongly focused in its approach towards development of infrastructure.

The race has begun

'Infrastructure 2.0' was the theme of our 10th Annual issue of Equipment India. The 5th Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO Forum held on February 16, 2018 in Delhi also hovered on the same theme.

Gayatri Projects bags Rs 923-cr NHAI projects

Gayatri Projects has secured two new orders worth Rs 529 crore and Rs 394 crore from National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Making rapid strides

Motor graders have seen unprecedented growth in the past couple of years, which is expected to continue in the coming years as well with road projects continue to grow.

Light at the end of the tunnel?

The Bullet Train dream is beginning to take shape. Japan is funding the project with a soft loan over 50 years with a 15-year moratorium. But even before we get onto a Bullet Train, the metro rail projects have kicked up a storm.

Rolling ahead

Roads and highways is still going strong as the most happening infrastructure sector in India with many ongoing projects and many in the pipeline. India has the second largest road network across the world at 4.7 million km and is still growing.

NHAI Chairman launches new website

The Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Deepak Kumar launched a new multilingual website of the organisation. He said that within two months, it will be possible for the general public to rate National Highways through this website.

Crushers & Screens| High on Demand

With infrastructure and construction sector on fast-track, especially road sector, aggregate processing has become essential to support the construction activities with a matching pace.

Landmark year

The 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and CEO Forum held on April 21, 2017 was accepted by the industry wholeheartedly with a full house presence. It was a great occasion for us to see participation from the entire cross-section of the infrastructure equipment industry, project contractors, consultants, and government agencies such as Indian Railways, NHAI and IRF.

Equipment India Awards 2017 and CEO Forum

The evening of April 21, 2017, was a proud occasion for Equipment India as the industry stakeholders gathered in large numbers at New Delhi's heritage Claridges Hotel, to celebrate the 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and be part of the high-level discussion at the CEO Forum.

The Road Ahead

In spite of the government's policy shift towards building four- and six-lane National Highways as concrete roads, plans to construct more rural roads and coastal roads will drive the demand for asphalt plants in the future. EQUIPMENT INDIA explores the road ahead for asphalt plants.

Paving a Growth Path

While the paver market is gearing up for phenomenal growth, sensor pavers are expected to have a smooth ride due to the demand for quality roads in the future.

The new norms

Lok Sabha has passed the GST Bill, clearing the deck for its smooth rollout from this July. Termed as independent India?s biggest reform initiative, the GST Bill is expected to bring together the entire nation on a single platform of taxation.

India to accelerate $ 200 billion smart cities projects

When the 60 winning cities (with proposals worth over Rs 1.31 lakh crore) become smart, it is expected to positively impact the lives of 72 crore urban population. While Rs 1.05 lakh crore will be spent on area-based development plans, Rs 26,141 crore will be spent on pan-city solutions in the next five years.

KMC bags NHAI contract

NHAI has awarded contract worth Rs 1,274 crore to KMC Constructions Ltd for development of National Highway section in Himachal Pradesh.

KMC Constructions bags NHAI contract

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded contract worth Rs 1,274 crore to KMC Constructions Ltd for development of National Highway section in Himachal Pradesh. According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the development of the crucial 26-km long Nerchowk-Pandoh including Pandoh bypass section of the NH-21 will improve the connectivity for travellers from Chandigarh to the valleys of Kullu and Manali.

Paving on a High

Asphalt paver was developed by Barbar Green Co that originally manufactured material handling systems. In 1929, the Chicago Testing Laboratory approached them to use their material loaders to construct asphalt roads.

Ashoka Buildcon bags NHAI project in Punjab

Infrastructure firm Ashoka Buildcon has received a letter of award from NHAI for widening of a highway stretch in Punjab at a bid cost of Rs 1,600 crore.

Ashoka Buildcon wins NHAI project in Punjab

Infrastructure firm Ashoka Buildcon has received a letter of award from NHAI for widening of a highway stretch in Punjab at a bid cost of Rs 1,600 crore.

CRCC keen on NHAI projects

A high level delegation from the China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd (CRCC), a Government of China Enterprise, led by its Chief Economist Zhao Jinuha

MEP Infra bags toll collection contract

MEP Infrastructure Developers has won a one-year contract from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

Essential for Road Building

Commitment towards infrastructural development and faster implementation of road projects to desired specifications are driving the growth of the motor grader market in India.

RAP Essential in Asphalt Plants

Asphalt mix production has had a long and rapid journey of redefinitions over the past decade, to allow the incorporation of RAP recycling. This procedure is now gaining acceptance in Indian markets.

We believe in delivering projects before time

PNC Infratech Ltd is a leading infrastructure construction, development and management company in the country. Chakresh Jain, Managing Director elaborates on the company?s experience with various LiuGong construction equipment.

The GST Blockade

The Narendra Modi government?s several attempts to get the most sought-after tax reform are being thwarted by the Congress majority in the Rajya Sabha, under one guise or the other.

Compact Road Equipment Market to Grow

Developmental work in the North-East and far-flung rural areas will drive a robust growth of road building equipment, with a twist - the market for smaller-sized equipment to suit applications and delivery logistics requirements will be the gainer.

MBL Infra bags road projects

MBL Infrastructures has secured road development projects worth Rs 2,126 crore from NHAI in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The first project is four-laning of the Chutmalpur-Ganeshpur section of NH-72A from 0 km to 16 km and Roorkee-Chutmalpur-Gagalheri section of NH-73 from 0 km to 33 km under NHDP-IV.

3rd Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO FORUM

The evening of March 16, 2016 was a matter of pride for EQUIPMENT INDIA as a large number of stakeholders from the construction equipment (CE) community gathered at the Commission Hall of FICCI Delhi to celebrate, in letter and spirit, the 3rd Annual Equipment India Awards.

Market for compactor is foreseen in the roads segment

The current prediction for market growth in India is expected to be around 20 per cent per annum, provided the infrastructure investments keep floating and the economy keeps growing as expected, Otto Ueberbach, Vice President, Bomag Compaction Equipment.

On Course for Success

Road construction is driving the Indian compactors market. This is expected to continue. ?Most of the current demand for both soil and tandem compactors is for road projects,? says Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India.

NHAI cracks down on overloading

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to force theoverloaded vehicles off the roads till the extra load is removed at the cost and risk of the transporters.

Concrete Paving to Flourish

Renewed thrust on building new concrete roads by Indian government spells a boom for concrete paving equipment industry in India. Most of the highway network in USA was built with concrete roads and some

One-time fund to revivelanguishing highway projects

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a one time fund infusion to revive and physically complete languishing national highway projects under the extension of provision available for BOT (Toll) projects to BOT (annuity) projects.

GR Infra Relies on Wirtgen Machines

GR Infra Projects Ltd is a major infrastructure companies in India. The company has been working in the field of infrastructure development in India for the past 50 years. ?This year we intend to achieve an order booking of Rs 8,000-10,000 crore.

HCC wins NHAI contract

Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has bagged a Rs 1783.42 crore contract from NHAI

Gayatri bags NHAI orders

Gayatri Projects has bagged orders worth Rs 3,318 crore from NHAI for development of sections of National Highway 233 and National Highway 56 near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

Ashoka Buildcon ?selected bidder? for EPE project

Ashoka Buildcon has been awarded as the ?Selected Bidder? for the development of six-lane Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) (NH No. NE-II) in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on EPC mode - Package-IV from km 71.000 to km 93.000.

Graded Up

If tightened completion time is demanded as in the case of Delhi peripheral ring road by Supreme Court, it will sure to up the demand for advanced, high capacity motor graders.

Our plant can provide better energy saving

Two global players, Ammann from Switzerland which is into asphalt mixing plants for the last 150 years, and Apollo being in India for the past four decades, which is into asphalt mixing plants and other allied road equipment business, joined hands where Ammann has 70 per cent stake and Apollo the remaining 30 per cent stake in the JV

Efficiency Matters

Globally, the past decade saw amazing developments in the hot- mix production technology. In India too, with the entry of global players, OEMs have geared up to offer advanced plants that can produce a variety of mixes - be it low energy / low-temperature asphalt mixes, warm / cold mixes, high percentage RAP mix, high recycling technology

Motor Graders

Owing to a very high demand, practically all recognized Motor Grader manufacturers of like Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, LeeBoy, Tata Hitachi and others are selling used Motor Graders either directly or through their authorized dealerships, closely followed by organised resellers cum auctioneers like Quippo, Shriram Automall, Gemini Equipments, Infrabazaar and finally at tier III, level by small and medium sized resellers spread all over the country.

Punj Lloyd bags NHAI project

Diversified engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) conglomerate Punj Lloyd has won a Rs 542-crore road project in Bihar from National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Proving its Mettle

Mala Kumar Engineers is a mining star with a fleet of crawler excavators and rock breaker from Volvo CE. A Delhi-based contract mining services provider, Mala Kumar Engineers Pvt Ltd (MKEPL)

Sadbhav wins NHAI contract

Sadbhav Engineering has won the bid for a NHAI project worth Rs 459 crore for four-laning a section of National Highway-65 (NH) in Haryana.

The Road Ahead

The need for better infrastructure is pressing with India?s rapid urbanisation and burgeoning middle class. Some 590 million people will live in cities by 2030, and could account for 70 per cent of Indian GDP, according to a McKinsey report.

Our machines are not only made in India, but also made for India

Logistics and taxation challenges are the biggest bottlenecks. Absence of GST regime is actually hurting the prospects of business growth and economic activity expansion, says Vijay Sharma, Executive Director, Terex Equipment.

Asphalt Recycling

Millions of tonnes of asphalt have being wasted in the country, when these could be properly treated and recycled for rehabilitation of road projects and new pavements.

Scope for pavement rehabilitation alternatives is huge

Our Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has no vision for the country. Cannot they spend even 0.01 per cent of the total outlay for training? This is simply unacceptable, says Prof. Prithvi Singh Kandhal, Associate Director Emeritus, National Center for Asphalt Technology, Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

The Road Ahead

The need for better infrastructure is pressing with India?s rapid urbanisation and burgeoning middle class. Some 590 million people will live in cities by 2030, and could account for 70 per cent of Indian GDP, according to a McKinsey report.

We are expanding our manufacturing base in India

All machines from Wirtgen Group are designed to ensure more productivity and less fuel consumption, says Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India.