Infrastructure Today

Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs

With Indian cities emerging as the key drivers of economic growth, attention also needs to be paid to developing a robust public transportation system in them, observes Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs. From Metro Lite and Metro Neo, which technology will apply to which city? Do you see any execution risks, for example, issues between the Central and the St..

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Cement

Vinita Singhania, Vice Chairperson and MD, JK Lakshmi Cement

Vinita Singhania, Vice Chairperson and Managing Director, JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, shares her views on how CSR adds value to the overall sustainability performance of the organisation.1.Why is CSR important for the economy and what impact does it have in your business?India is a developing country and out of 1.4 billion people, a large part of the population is below poverty line. Combined with thi..

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Equipment India

Sanjay Koul, CMD, Timken: Govt programmes will have direct impact on demand for bearings

Sanjay Koul, Chairman and Managing Director, Timken India, speaks on the latest trends in bearings for construction equipment (CE) applications, and emerging technology trends. How is the market for industrial bearings progressing? What is the latest trend in bearings for construction equipment (CE) applications? Infrastructure sector has become the biggest focus for the government and vis..

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Equipment

Hindustan Zinc’s CEO: Automation, AI are changing the way mines operate

Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc, speaks on the current scenario of underground mining in India, and how IoT and digital technologies are evolving in underground mining. In light of the plans of infrastructure creation and reforms in mining, what opportunities do you foresee for underground mining equipment? Over the past 150 years, the mining industry has been remarkably successful in ..

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Indian Cement Review

Housekeeping is essential to extend the life of any structure

Kindly explain to our readers in simple terms what is meant by structural restoration or retrofitting of a structure. How does it differ from architectural restoration?All structural components such as columns, beams, slabs, walls, domes, vaults, retaining walls, load bearing walls, shells of chimneys, silos, tanks, etc that carry the loads in a structure, undergo distress at earlier or later in t..

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PORTS & SHIPPING

Spurring a Sea Change

The draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020, has many positives, but it should safeguard state autonomy and plug holes. The wish list is for an act that will make India’s coastline future-ready – safe harbours, unimpeded access, water deep enough for the largest vessels, no risk of noise, dirt and danger associated with loading and unloading cargoes for workers and locals, smooth transport networks of t..

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