Handling materials in times of physical distancing

Real Estate

CW reviews how COVID-19 has changed material handling equipment priorities across key infrastructure segments.

As the COVID-19 pandemic took over India, multiple lockdowns halted work on real-estate and infrastructure development. However, some sectors have worked through the lull – warehousing, logistics and some mines – primarily to handle essential commodities. How might the pandemic impact growth in these sectors and what can the government do to help?

Mining

Coal mines and iron mines worked with 30 per cent manpower at the outset of the lockdown and gradually stepped up, shares Samar Pal, Divisional Head/Mining Division, Liebherr India. Despatches from Coal India subsidiaries were slow