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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tunnels seem to be coming up in metropolitan and remote areas alike, so TBMs and other equipment should be in demand. How is the industry gearing up?

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

The mantra of self-reliance

After months of speculation on GDP numbers, the results have confirmed our worst fears: our economy is suffering from a serious malaise.

Western Coalfields opens 3 new coal mines

Coal India subsidiary Western Coalfields (WCL) opened three new coal mines in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh having a combined annual production capacity of 2.9 million tonnes (MT).

Western Coalfields opens 3 new coal mines

Western Coalfields (WCL) opened three new coal mines in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh having a combined annual production capacity of 2.9 million tonnes (MT)

We are preparing ourselves for the future

With timely planning and execution, the government will be able to alleviate the current situation and lead the construction market on the road to recovery. Puneet Vidyarthi, Brand Leader, CASE India, CASE Construction Equipment, shares more on the market scenario.

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.

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.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

The World Has Changed

While at EXCON 2019, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari brought smiles to the faces of the worried construction equipment (CE) industry captains, the pandemic outbreak has wiped that smile into oblivion.

Rs 1 tn tunnel work to be undertaken in 5 years

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that India would require sound tunnel systems at strategic locations, and tunnel works worth over Rs one trillion would be undertaken in the next five years.

Rs 1 tn tunnel work to be undertaken in 5 years

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that India would require sound tunnel systems at strategic locations, and tunnel works worth over Rs one trillion would be undertaken in the next five years.

Co-lending and leasing becomes the key tool this year

Srei Equipment Finance offers innovative financing solutions to equipment purchasers, even those new to the Indian equipment financing market.

We create value for our customers through make in India

LeeBoy India benefits from having a local manufacturing facility to effectively catering to the local and export markets.

Infrastructure takes pole position

The Central Government's latest announcement on investment in infrastructure has revalidated the mood that was set by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at EXCON this December.

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.

Cummins India wins award at Excon

At the Excon 2019, Cummins India was felicitated with the ?Excon Women Building India Awards-Inclusive Workplace-EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AWARD? by the hands of Union Minister for Road, Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Nitin Gadkari and Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.Cummins India was recognised for its leadership and deep commitment towards diversity

Govt takes note of CERA?s demands

The Union Government has taken note of the request submitted by the Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA) on issues related to GST on equipment rental services

Govt to commission 68 road projects in three months

The Central Government is planning to commission 68 road construction projects worth Rs 5 trillion in the next three months.

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.

Schwing Stetter India wins Infrastructure Icon Award

Schwing Stetter India won the Infrastructure Icon Award at the recently held ?Navabharat Infrastructure Conclave & Awards 2018 in Mumbai.

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.

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.

Raising the bar

Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has set road project award and construction targets of 55 km per day and 45 km per day, respectively.

Budget Boost

Budget 2018-19 rang in on 1st February for the second consecutive year in history. The budgetary expenditure on infrastructure for 2018-19 is being enhanced by Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs 5.97 lakh crore against an estimated expenditure of Rs 4.94 lakh crore in 2017-18.

Ashoka Buildcon wins Dun & Bradstreet Infra Awards 2017

Ashoka Buildcon Limited was honoured at the Dun & Bradstreet Infra Awards 2017 for its outstanding performance in Infrastructure Roads and Highways Sector. The award was given away by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India. Ashok Katariya, Chairman of Ashoka Group accepted the award on behalf of Ashoka Buildcon.

Road construction at 23 km per day| Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari said that construction of roads is progressing at the pace of 23 km per day. Speaking at Textiles India 2017, the minister said that the transport ministry is ready for innovations and use of new materials that improves quality of Indian roads and increasing its longevity but it should be affordable and practical.

Don't stymie equipment & technology

The recent inauguration of India's longest bridge above water, the 9.15 km Dhola-Sadiya bridge by PM Modi coincided with the completion of three years of his government in office.

BEML bags PSU award

BEML has been bestowed with Hindustan PSU Award under the category of ?Fastest Growing Organisation ? Miniratna.? The award was presented by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, in the presence of Piyush Goel, Union Minister of State for Power, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Petroleum, and Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways & Communication. Umesh Chandra, Executive Director, BEML has received the award on behalf of the company.

New road projects for Arunachal announced

The Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari announced four new state highways namely Akajan-Likabali-Bame (119 km), Margherita- Changlang (44 km), Paka Gongo-Gogamukh along the left bank of the River Subansiri(125 km) and Tezu to Chapakhowa via Sunpura (20 Km) as national highway.

New road projects for Arunachal announced

The Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari announced four new state highways namely Akajan-Likabali-Bame (119 km), Margherita- Changlang (44 km), Paka Gongo-Gogamukh along the left bank of the River Subansiri(125 km) and Tezu to Chapakhowa via Sunpura (20 Km) as national highway.

Gadkari stresses on reducing road accidents

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari said that the government is committed to reduce the number of road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years and is employing various measures to achieve this objective.

Rs 1 lakh cr for Assam?s roads

Centre has planned to invest Rs 1 lakh crore in the coming years to improve roads and communication infrastructure in Assam.

22 highway stretches identified for airstrips

Mininstry of Road Transport and Highways is working on a proposal with Ministry of Defence to construct runways on highway stretches and 22 such spots have been identified across the country.

Germany to help in port connectivity projects

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said that India and Germany are looking for collaboration on projects for improving rail connectivity of Indian ports.

Gadkari stresses on reducing road accidents

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari said that the government is committed to reduce the number of road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years and is employing various measures to achieve this objective.

22 highway stretches identified for airstrips

Mininstry of Road Transport and Highways is working on a proposal with Ministry of Defence to construct runways on highway stretches and 22 such spots have been identified across the country.

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.

Germany to collaborate for improved rail connectivity of Indian ports

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said that India and Germany are looking for collaboration on projects for improving rail connectivity of Indian ports.

Sany Group bags JNPT contract for E-RTG cranes

Sany Group has signed a contract today with the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for design, manufacture and supply of 15 numbers of Electrically-operated Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (E-RTGCs).

Sany Group bags JNPT contract for E-RTG cranes

Sany Group has signed a contract today with the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for design, manufacture and supply of 15 numbers of Electrically-operated Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (E-RTGCs).

India to harness 50,000 km waterfront

The government is looking to harness the country?s 50,000 km of sea and river fronts as waterways

Of Truths & Dares

The Indian economy is to grow at 7.5 to 7.75 per cent GDP, which by global standards, is the highest growth. However, the impact on the ground is minimal.

Differential rates of RTO tax and entry tax a challenge

Large number of heavy cranes has entered the market. Companies like Reliance have purchased their own cranes. As such rental would be very difficult when infrastructure development commences within next six to nine months.

Govt to spend Rs 2 lakh crore on Maharashtra road projects

A total of Rs 2 lakh crore will be spent on expanding as well as building new roads in Maharashtra in the next five years, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. Gadkari performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the four-laning of Kashedi-Parshuram Ghat section of the NH-66 near Hatkhamba junction

CE industry to grow $15 bn by 2020

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government?s steps to clear bottlenecks for bolstering infrastructure development

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

Rs 15,000 cr road package announced for Arunachal

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari announced road package worth Rs 15,000 crore for Arunachal Pradesh

CE Industry Buoyant at EXCON 2015

CII and ICEMA jointly showcased the CE industry at EXCON 2015, the 8th International Construction Equipment and Construction Technology Trade Fair, from 25-29 November 2015, at the BIEC grounds in Bengaluru

CE Industry Buoyant

It looks like all the initiatives by Narendra Modi?s government to accelerate infrastructure: Bringing in reforms to create ease of business in India

PM lays foundation for two Metro lines in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for two major elevated Metro routes, Dahisar (W) to D N Nagar (part of Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro project) and the Andheri (E)-Dahisar (E) Metro that will run along Western Express Highway.

Thrust on highway equipment

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari pointed to the need to manufacture road construction equipment in India

Happy Tidings For Roads and Cement Sectors

While inaugurating The Nation Conference on Highway Equipment jointly organised jointly by ICEMA and IAHE at Delhi, Shri Nitin Gadkari said that the Ministry?s target is to expedite the construction of National Highways in India.

Positive Indicators

Indicators are hinting that the economic momentum is back in India. The Index of Industrial Production shows capital goods output rose 11 per cent in April and slow moving projects are reviving.

Differential rates of RTO tax and entry tax is a major challenge

There are no trained or licensed operators. It is a lacuna and we have approached the MOT Nitin Gadkari?s office but they do understand our requirement of Operator License.

NHAI supported highways to use concrete

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said all new highway projects supported by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will use cement concrete. In a recent meeting with media persons, Gadkari said that the current rate of cement per bag is about Rs 350, but his Ministry has zeroed in on a supplier who can sell a bag at Rs 120 per (excluding taxes and transport).

8,500 km by March 2015: How Realistic is the Target?

The Union Finance Minister has set a target of 8,500 km of roads to be completed during the current fiscal year, which simply means construction of about 35.5 km of road per day! In the last couple of years,