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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CIDC AWARD WINNING PROJECTS

Project Name: Construction of steel super- structure and other ancillary works of rail cum Road Bridge across River Ganga in Patna

Project Owner/ Issuing Authority: East Central Railway 
Project Location: Patna, Bihar

IRCON International Limited, a government of India undertaking, was presented with the Achievement Award in the category of Best Construction Projects at the 8 th Edition of the CIDC Vishwakarwa Award held on March 7, 2016, for its Rail- cum- Road- Bridge across River Ganga, Patna.

Friday, July 22, 2016

India keen to meet Renewable Energy target & reduce its Carbon Footprint. "Gurgaon" : India’s 1st city to be equipped with Smart Grids

A meeting held between Haryana’s Chief Minister Mr. M L Khattar and Power Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal on last Monday, has brought a ray of hope to the residents of Gurgaon. The city is poised to become the 1st city in India to get a full scale Smart Grid installed that would get rid of black outs and permit the consumers to bring down their energy bills by switching to renewable sources of energy available at present. The centre has dedicated a fund of Rs. 273 crores from a total of Rs. 1382 crores essential for the 1st phase.




Gurgaon Smart Grid project will be carried out in 3 phases. The 1st phase will include the old Gurgaon and DLF & South City area. The 2nd phase would cover the new sectors from Sector 58 to Sector 115. And the industrial belt of Manesar will be covered under 3rd phase.

Work completed as per planning, Gurgaon could be the 1st city in India to become carbon free. Gurgaon could pave the path for the entire nation to follow its footsteps and convert all of the country, village by village and city by city to Smart Grids and help the nation switch to renewable energy. This shift from carbon based economy to green economy will have positive impact on both the GDP and health of the nation.


What exactly is Smart Grid?


 Smart Grid can be summarised as an electricity supply network that uses digital communication network technology to identify and respond to local changes in the usage.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

3D Paintings as Virtual Speed- Breakers Likely in India

To check rash driving, the government is considering putting up 3D paintings on major highways and busy roads to create virtual speed breakers.

"We are trying out 3D paintings used as virtual speed breakers to avoid unnecessary requirements of speed breakers,"Mr. Gadkari said in a tweet.



The optional illusions are supposed to encourage drivers to slow down automatically. The government ordered removal of all speed breakers from highways, which are considered to be safety hazard for high- speed vehicles.




Thursday, July 07, 2016

Future roads may contain 100 % more pig poop

A team of researchers at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University is testing a substance made from pig manure to use as an asphalt binder to replace petroleum-based products, according to a report by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Civil Engineer Ellie Fini and partners, with support from the NSF, has created a product that costs 56 cents per gallon to process and is holding up to “rigorous” testing.

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