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Bharatmala project: Here’s how one of Union government’s key infrastructure program has progressed

The total length of roads approved in the phase I roll out of the project is around 34,000 km which is approximated to be completed with an expenditure of Rs 5,35,000 crore.

Built on sand: Dutch find unlikely ally against water

While building on sand has traditionally been a byword for wobbly foundations, the Dutch say they have found a new method to turn the substance into a 50-year wall against the water.

Rainwater harvesting likely to be must for buildings of various institutions in Nagpur

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is likely to make rainwater harvesting mandatory for all buildings owned and run by institutions. It is the first step proposed by the Rainwater Harvesting Committee.

Government projects come to rescue of construction equipment industry

The industry reported marginally improved sales over preceding months in September, October and November although none of these months recorded growth year-on-year.

Time to upgrade your home to Smart Home

The West has pretty much upgraded its standard of living to the Smart Home. Despite infrastructure and connectivity problems, you can also start adding some devices to smarten up your home.

To check dust due to continuous construction work, Noida gets road project deadline

Construction waste can be seen along several service lanes, most of which are not paved. Officials said that once the Noida Authority takes up the road project, pavements would be built and such waste would be removed. The pavements would then be grass-lined to absorb dust.

Know if your flat’s parking lot has been violated by builder

The move is expected to curb the illegal practice of covering parking areas by developers and to prevent chaos at parking areas and check leakage of revenue as online records of number of cars parked will be maintained.

From luxury to necessity: How has furniture used in India evolved through time

There was a time in the nation’s history when the use of furniture was so sparse that it had astonished our European visitors. The furniture industry we see today has been shaped with influences from several foreign cultures.

FICCI urges government to revisit tendering system for construction work contracts

Experience in India has shown that officials in procuring departments and agencies, in order to maintain utmost probity and transparency, prefer to adopt the least cost principle for the award of contracts.

Chennai: 3D imaging to help design metro stations

A 3D modelling of corridors and stations will help engineers at CMRL plan, design, coordinate and build the ambitious 118.9km phase-2 project with fewer delays and at a cheaper rate. Construction for a 52km stretch of the phase is expected to start by mid-2020.

Sweden to help India in building climate neutral smart city

Sweden to help India in building climate neutral smart city

Gurgaon based developer, M3M, signed an agreement with the Swedish company to develop 165 acre smart city project which will attract a foreign investment of around US$ 2 billion. The smart city will take 7-10 years to complete and will look for foreign investments for different services.

Relief for UP builders, home buyers; no penal interest if litigation stalls projects

Relief for UP builders, home buyers; no penal interest if litigation stalls projects

The builders will be exempted from shelling out the penal interest and other dues if the housing project is stalled due to litigation, National Green Tribunal directions or a delayed deed execution.

How to make your office environment friendly

How to make your office environment friendly

As people spend a huge chunk of their day and life in the office, hence it should employ tools that can help conserve energy and decrease uses of non-renewable resources. Here are some tips.

Five home decor ideas for micro homes

Five home decor ideas for micro homes

In a small home, every inch of space counts, but there are ways you can create the illusion of more space. Here are some simple and easy-to-follow home decor tips through which small space can appear visually appealing and bigger.

5 interior designing techniques to optimize space in small apartments

5 interior designing techniques to optimize space in small apartments

With advancements in the field of interior designing, today, even small apartments can be turned into spacious quarters which not only can accommodate all your stuff but also looks neat.

Tech route to greener cities only 'smart' if residents follow

Tech route to greener cities only 'smart' if residents follow

For about a decade, Zurich has been working towards a local aim of creating a "2000-Watt Society", where residents use only as much energy as would be sustainable for each person on the planet to consume.

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