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In 2019, the Centre said the Chhattisgarh government could take a call on a coal mine project in Hasdeo Arand forests (in photo).

Centre limits states’ role in forest matters

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2021 04:25 AM IST
Independent experts say the move will further centralise powers to monitor infrastructure projects and constrain state governments’s decision-making in issues related to forest and wildlife conservation.
This year’s focus has been on infrastructure projects, including the Mumbai Coastal Road and the Gargai dam(AP)
This year’s focus has been on infrastructure projects, including the Mumbai Coastal Road and the Gargai dam(AP)

Infrastructure projects get budget boost

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 05:48 AM IST
India’s richest municipality’s budget for the year was pegged at Rs 33,441.02 crore as against the previous year’s allocation of Rs 30,692.59 crore, an increase of 8.95%.
There are several other infrastructure projects for which tenders have been floated but release of work orders is awaited.(HT/Picture for representation)
There are several other infrastructure projects for which tenders have been floated but release of work orders is awaited.(HT/Picture for representation)

Work orders of infrastructure projects on hold in Ghaziabad till elections are over

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2019 03:03 AM IST
With the model code of conduct for the upcoming general elections having being put in place on Sunday, several projects of the Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) will have to wait till the polling process gets over.
The Maharashtra government is all set to demand from the 15th Finance Commission a special package worth Rs 50,000 crore for Mumbai’s infrastructure.(HT File Photo)
The Maharashtra government is all set to demand from the 15th Finance Commission a special package worth Rs 50,000 crore for Mumbai’s infrastructure.(HT File Photo)

Maharashtra to seek Rs 50,000 crore package for Mumbai’s infrastructure projects

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 04:24 AM IST
The Maharashtra government is all set to demand from the 15th Finance Commission a special package worth Rs 50,000 crore for Mumbai’s infrastructure
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave the go-ahead to the state government for using the defence land but with the condition that the city civic body, BBMP, will speed up the process of providing alternative land to her ministry.(HT/File Photo)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave the go-ahead to the state government for using the defence land but with the condition that the city civic body, BBMP, will speed up the process of providing alternative land to her ministry.(HT/File Photo)

Defence ministry parts with land in Bengaluru for state’s infrastructure projects

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2018 07:04 PM IST
Located at 10 places, these parcels of defence land totally measure 55,819 sq metres. For eight projects, the government agreed to exchange the defence land measuring 45,165. 84 sq metres whose value is Rs 282.09 crore. The rest of the land would be taken on the ‘basis of licence’.
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
Of the 258 delayed projects, 51 have overall delay in the range of 1-12 months, 56 projects (13-24 months), 83 projects (25-60 months) and 68 projects (61 months and above).(AFP Photo)
Of the 258 delayed projects, 51 have overall delay in the range of 1-12 months, 56 projects (13-24 months), 83 projects (25-60 months) and 68 projects (61 months and above).(AFP Photo)

356 infrastructure projects show cost overrun of Rs 2.19 lakh crore

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 06:27 PM IST
Of the 1,304 infrastructure projects over Rs 150 crore each that the MOSPI monitors, 356 reported cost overrun and 258 times escalation
PMC constituted tree authority has not held a meeting for more than 3 months, creating hurdles for infrastructure projects in the city which cannot go on without clearance for cutting of trees.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
PMC constituted tree authority has not held a meeting for more than 3 months, creating hurdles for infrastructure projects in the city which cannot go on without clearance for cutting of trees.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)

Pune Tree authority misses meeting deadlines

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 04:43 PM IST
According to the civic mandate, the tree authority must conduct a meeting every 21 days.The PMC commissioner is allowed to take a decision to cut trees after the tree authority’s approval.
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