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“Golden Quadrilateral” contributing in economic growth

The Golden Quadrilateral, the highway network that links many India’s four key cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai thus connecting the major industrial, agricultural and cultural centres of India- is helping in the economic growth and national integrity of the country. Golden Quadrilateral (GQ): The project was started in 2001 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee… Read More »

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“Diamond Quadrilateral” for High-Speed Rail

The ruling BJP promised in the election manifestos for 2014 Lok Sabha election, introduction of High-Speed Rail (HSR) in the country. It pledged to build the Diamond Quadrilateral project – connecting four major cities of India located in four edges of the country. If implemented properly, the ‘Diamond Quadrilateral’ HSR project has the potential to… Read More »

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Union Government mulls to build 200 low cost airports

The Government of India (GoI) announced to build 200 low cost airports in the next 20 years. Objective: To expand connectivity to Tier-II and Tier-III cities. Benefit: The development of low-frills airports will significantly reduce the cost of operations. Plan of Aviation ministry: To build 15 Greenfield airports, beside constructing low-cost airports. The Airports Authority of India… Read More »

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India and ADB inked an agreement to improve key road connectivity in Chhattisgarh

The Government of India (GoI) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement for a $300 million loan to help improve road connectivity along key corridors in the State of Chhattisgarh. Objective: To improve more than 900 kilometers of State roads, in line with the Chhattisgarh Road Master Plan, involving up gradation of roads sections… Read More »

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CCEA approves opening of 54 new KVs in 12 FYP

The Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the opening of 54 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) during the 12th Five Year Plan. The KVs are considered as model schools in terms of physical infrastructure, teaching resources, curriculum and academic performance.  New Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) Will be located in 53 districts in 17 States. Objective: To cater… Read More »

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NTPC to set up Kajra Thermal Project in Bihar

NTPC will set up a 1,320 MW thermal power project at Kajra in Lakhisarai district of Bihar. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between NTPC, Bihar State Power Generation Company Limited (BSPGCL) and Lakhisarai Bijlee Company Private Limited (LBCPL) at Patna in Bihar. Estimated cost of the project: Approx Rs. 9200 crore. The plant would have… Read More »

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