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A bottleneck has been created on the site with two-lane traffic diverted to a single bridge. Earlier, only one-way traffic was allowed on both bridges.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Widening of Ludhiana’s BRS Nagar Canal bridge: Taken by surprise, commuters fume over bottleneck

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:53 PM IST
While maintaining that the project was much needed in view of the increasing traffic congestion in the area, locals derided the timing of the undertaking
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IPLT Rhino 5536 is being charged at the IPLT’s Bilaspur charging station.(Infraprime Logistics Technologies (IPLTech))
IPLT Rhino 5536 is being charged at the IPLT’s Bilaspur charging station.(Infraprime Logistics Technologies (IPLTech))

Infraprime Logistics to catalyse USD 200m investment in construction logistics

UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:21 AM IST
The investment would go in expanding the marketplace for construction logistics all over India, in establishing a state-of-the-art platform for vehicle servicing, charging and maintenance, and towards plant automation.
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The resumption of work in these industrial units and construction sites will collectively generate work for over 1.10 lakh workers, officials said.(Bloomberg)
The resumption of work in these industrial units and construction sites will collectively generate work for over 1.10 lakh workers, officials said.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19 lockdown: Over 1.5K industrial units, 230 construction projects to resume work in Noida

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Prashasti Singh | Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 09:53 AM IST
The development is in compliance with an Uttar Pradesh government order that allowed reopening of industries and resumption of construction work which were closed due to the pandemic which has so far claimed 80 lives in the state.
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Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Lockdown: IIT Gandhinagar taking care of 800 workers involved in construction projects at institute

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2020 08:39 PM IST
The institute, which has formed a “Shramik kalyan Samiti”, has collaborated with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to ensure health, safety and well-being of the workers during the pandemic.
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A security guard checks the temperature of a worker arriving on a motorcycle as his colleagues use social distancing markers at the entrance to a factory in Sonepat on Monday.(Bloomberg)
A security guard checks the temperature of a worker arriving on a motorcycle as his colleagues use social distancing markers at the entrance to a factory in Sonepat on Monday.(Bloomberg)

More curbs in place for Haryana companies amid lockdown

By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Permission to a maximum of 1,000 people per block in rural areas will be granted to industries and commercial establishments seeking deployment of up to 25 people
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Struggling to save trees, a major victim of the city’s unending construction spree, the Delhi government last week announced a tree transplantation policy. (HT PHOTO)(HT Photo)
Struggling to save trees, a major victim of the city’s unending construction spree, the Delhi government last week announced a tree transplantation policy. (HT PHOTO)(HT Photo)

Transplanting must not justify removing trees

By Shivani Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 09:12 AM IST
The draft policy states that transplantation will be undertaken only when more than 10 trees need removal for a construction project.
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The Delhi government’s proposal to transplant at least 80% trees while approving future construction projects could come at a price.(HT Photo)
The Delhi government’s proposal to transplant at least 80% trees while approving future construction projects could come at a price.(HT Photo)

Transplanting trees could be a costly affair, warn experts

By Joydeep Thakur | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2019 12:13 AM IST
The draft policy on tree transplantation says that construction projects that require removal of more than 10 trees will be considered for transplantation.
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The Baloch Liberation Army has claimed credit for the attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi(REUTERS)
The Baloch Liberation Army has claimed credit for the attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi(REUTERS)

The attack on China’s consulate is more about Balochistan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Balochistan is experiencing its fifth wave of rebellion against the Pakistani government since Independence
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People dumped the construction and demolition (C&D) waste and garbage at a vacant plot near Rail Vihar, at sector-56 road, in Gurugram, India.(HT File Photo)
People dumped the construction and demolition (C&D) waste and garbage at a vacant plot near Rail Vihar, at sector-56 road, in Gurugram, India.(HT File Photo)

Construction waste plant proposed on 5 acres in Ghaziabad

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 04:03 AM IST
In order to mitigate the effects of pollution caused due to construction and debris waste generated in the city, the Ghaziabad development authority has proposed the development of a waste processing plant to be setup over an area of five acre
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Nirupa Shankar, director Brigade real estate accelerator program (Reap).(HT PHOTO)
Nirupa Shankar, director Brigade real estate accelerator program (Reap).(HT PHOTO)

Brigade helps reap what you sow with investments from $50,000 to $1,00,000 per startup

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 04:16 PM IST
Brigade Reap the first real estate company in India that has created an accelerator for startups. It aims to help young companies scale up in a sustainable manner to make it more acceptable and adoptable within the real estate space.
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The part of the Varanasi flyover which came crashing down on May 15, killing 17 people, had just been constructed in February.(Rajesh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
The part of the Varanasi flyover which came crashing down on May 15, killing 17 people, had just been constructed in February.(Rajesh Kumar / Hindustan Times)

There must be greater transparency in awarding construction contracts

UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Politicians, city planners and contractors must take ownership of infrastructure projects so that we can prevent disasters such as the Varanasi flyover collapse
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Commuters walk to work wearing pollution masks in Beijing last winter.(Reuters File)
Commuters walk to work wearing pollution masks in Beijing last winter.(Reuters File)

Vehicles, construction projects worst polluters in Beijing: Survey

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 12:49 PM IST
However, the study also found that coal consumption had decreased from 22% to just 3% in 2017, thanks to increased emphasis on clean energy sources over fossil fuels.
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