Construction of railway siding

Syllabus: Infrastructure Context NHPC signs MoU with RITES, Ministry of Railways for construction of railway siding for Dibang Multipurpose Project, Arunachal Pradesh NHPC Limited India’s premier hydropower company, has signed an MoU with RITES, a Miniratna Schedule ‘A’ Central Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railways,for construction of railway siding at Pasighat, …

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75 Amrit Sarovar’s per district

Syllabus: Infrastructure Context West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Bihar and Rajasthan wherein some of the districts are yet to achieve the target of 75 Amrit Sarovars per district Background: Mission Amrit Sarovar has been launched by the Prime Minister on 24th April 2022 with an objective to …

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Cabinet nod for 7 rail connectivity projects worth ₹32,500

Syllabus: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Context With a view to improving rail connectivity and ease travel for commuters, the Union Cabinet approved seven railway projects estimated at around ₹32,500 crore. About the Project Spanning 35 districts in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand, …

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Digi Yatra to be launched at 6 more airports

Syllabus: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Context Digi Yatra facility will be launched at 6 more airports namely Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Lucknow, Jaipur, and Guwahati airports in the month of August 2023. The implementation and installation of Digi Yatra infrastructure at these airports will take place in a …

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Context:   Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 railway stations spread across the country. Under the Amrit Bharat Station scheme, construction work is progressing on 24 stations in 10 States – Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. Amrit …

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New rail corridor proposed in Kerala

Semi-high-speed trains operating at an average speed of 125 km per hour will be able to cover the approximately 420-km Thiruvananthapuram-Kannur distance in three-and-a-half hours through standard gauge tracks in another six years The trains would be able to attain a maximum speed of 200 kmph and would halt at …

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Cabinet approves City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain 2.0 (CITIIS 2.0) from 2023 to 2027 What is CITIIS 2.0? CITIIS 2.0 is a program conceived by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in partnership with: the French Development Agency (AFD), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the European Union (EU), and National Institute …

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India and Indonesia have completed a joint feasibility study on the development of strategically valuable Sabang port. Sabang port is roughly 700 km from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is located in the Aceh, province of Indonesia. The successful development of Sabang Port would allow India easier access to the Malacca …

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Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways has launched ‘Harit Sagar’ the Green Port Guidelines. Harit Sagar Guidelines – 2023 envisages ecosystem dynamics in port development, operation and maintenance while aligning with ’Working with Nature’ concept and minimizing impact on biotic components of harbor ecosystem. It lays emphasis on: use of Clean / Green energy in Port operation, developing Port capabilities for storage, handling and bunkering Greener …

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