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Postby venki4cool » September 25th, 2010, 5:20 pm

L.B.Nagar-Kukatpally road to be widened

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Land acquisition, shifting of old trees, electric poles, water pipelines, junction improvements debated

Inspection carried out through Madinaguda, Miyapur, Kukatpally and Moosapet up to Bharathnagar

HYDERABAD: National Highway 9 from L. B. Nagar to Kukatpally will be widened to an eight-lane road and as part of the widening, the JNTU junction will be improved and water pipeline too will be realigned at Miyapur.

These issues were discussed during a joint inspection of various civic departments' heads and Mayor B. Kartika Reddy on Friday.

The senior officials studied the feasibility of developing the National Highway along with Hyderabad Metro Rail corridor passing through.


Issues like land acquisition, shifting of old trees, electric poles, water pipelines, junction improvements, etc., were debated during the inspection which was carried out through Madinaguda, Miyapur, Kukatpally, and Moosapet up to Bharathnagar.

GHMC Commissioner Sameer Sharma said the joint inspection route would be continued next Friday also all the way up to to L.B Nagar.

Kukatpally MLA Jayaprakash Narayan, Principal Secretary (Transport, R&B) Laxmi Parthasarathy, APCPDCL CMD M. Krishna Babu, HMWSSB MD Jagdeeswar, HMR MD N.V.S. Reddy and others attended, an official spokesman said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor Jaffar Hussain and Additional Commissioner (Health & Sanitation) S. Aleem Basha are leaving to Iran on a two-day tour to attend a workshop on ‘Urban Design and Landscaping for Sustainable Tourism' at Metropolis Training Centre, Mahashad, as GHMC delegates. ... 360300.htm

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Postby venki4cool » September 25th, 2010, 5:23 pm

Water to city: Japan aid for Godavari scheme

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HYDERABAD: Funds from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) are expected to flow in shortly for implementing the Rs. 3,375- crore Godavari scheme aimed at supplying 30 tmcft of water to Hyderabad from Yellampalli barrage.

Permanent solution

On completion of this scheme, aimed as a permanent solution to the city's drinking water needs, the Hyderabad Metro Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) will be able to double the daily supply to the residents to about 700 million gallons per day (MGD). A sum of Rs. 575 crore has already been spent on phase I of the scheme under which a 186-km long pipeline is being laid from Yellampalli.

The GHMC's population which was 78 lakh in 2009, is likely to reach 87 lakh by 2011 and 130 lakh by 2031. Compared to this, the water requirement of the GHMC area has been assessed at 430 MGD by 2011 and 650 MGD by 2031.

At a meeting to review the Boards' activities here on Friday, Chief Minister K. Rosaiah noted that 335 MGD was being supplied from existing sources as against a requirement of about 430 MGD.

Krishna Phase II

Identifying the lack of holding capacity of the reservoirs in the city and limited infrastructure available for distribution system as the reasons for this, Mr Rosaiah asked the HMWSSB to expedite the Krishna Phase II. This project has been taken up at a cost of Rs. 2002 crore under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Municipal Administration Minister A. Ramanarayan Reddy told reporters later that as part of Krishna Phase II, pipelines were laid from Sahebnagar to Prasasan Nagar and Maredpalli.

He said the Centre had agreed to fund the Musi project Phase II also under National River Conservation Project and to give Rs 750-crore assistance to revamp sewerage/ drainage system in the GHMC area. ... 930300.htm

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Postby statesman » March 22nd, 2011, 6:00 pm ... ns/429324/

Japan 'deeply committed' to international obligations

Devjyot Ghoshal / Singapore March 22, 2011, 0:15 IST

Despite facing a monumental reconstruction process after being hit by the worst earthquake in its recorded history, Japan on Monday reassured the global community that it remains “deeply committed” to its international obligations, including major infrastructure projects in India.

India is one the largest recipients of Japanese developmental funds worldwide. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the country’s official development assistance arm, for instance, is involved in the Western corridor of the Dedicated Freight Corridor Project, with a loan of ¥94.5 billion, as well as the second phase of the Delhi Metro Railway project, where it has advanced ¥211.9 billion.

Additionally, JICA is also assisting in other schemes such as the Hyderabad Outer Ring Road Project, Visakhapatnam Port Expansion Project, Rajasthan Minor Irrigation Improvement Project and the Yamuna Action Plan.
“Japan will continue to honour the commitments (made) and remain engaged with Asia. I want to clear out any uncertainties about Japan’s future commitments,” Japan’s Deputy Vice Minister for International Affairs Naoko Ishii said.

Ishii, who was in Singapore to attend the World Bank Conference on East Asian Development, said that her government was unlikely to scale back its loan commitments, even though the country’s will need substantial funds to reconstruct after twin disasters — an earthquake, followed by a tsunami — ravaged four prefectures.

“Yes, definitely. I see no problem (with the funding continuing). There should be no revisions to the commitments and loans already approved,” she said.

Estimates indicate that the disaster will cost the economy at least $200 billion, a figure that could rise if the nuclear crisis, involving the battered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, worsens. More recently, there have been fears over radioactive contamination of food products, and Japan’s industry has been unable to recover quickly due to inadequate power supply.

But even then, according to Ishii, Japan will not back down from its role in developing countries, including functions undertaken by JICA. “I really don’t see that kind of policy direction in the future. We would like to continue our engagement,” she added.

Meanwhile, the World Bank has predicted that the impact of the crisis in Japan on East Asian economies will be limited and temporary.

“Japan’s real GDP growth will slow, but the slowdown will likely be temporary, as a result of the earthquake and tsunami and growth should start picking up after mid-2011 as reconstruction efforts get underway,” the Bank’s latest East Asia and Pacific Economic Update stated.

“While it is still too early for a full assessment, Japan’s past experience suggests an accelerated reconstruction effort, and the short term impact on the economies of developing East Asia is likely to be limited,” the report added.

The report also raised concerns over the possible impact on finance in the region, as about one-fourth of East Asia’s long-term debt is denominated in yen, from about 8 per cent in China to 60 per cent in Thailand.

A one per cent appreciation in the Japanese yen, it stated, would translate into about a $250 million increase in annual debt servicing on yen-denominated assets held by East Asia’s developing nations.

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Postby statesman » March 23rd, 2011, 8:27 am ... epage=true

Adanis to invest Rs 300 cr on coal import terminal at VizagVirendra Pandit
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Business Line Coal berth in the Visakhapatnam Port (file photo): K R Deepak
Ahmedabad, March 22: After Gujarat and Goa, the Adani Group's port development arm will now expand operations to the east coast of India where it will invest over Rs 300 crore on setting up a 6.5 million tonnes a year (mtpa) coal import terminal at Visakhapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh.

The Adani Group-promoted Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (MPSEZL), India's largest private multi-port operator and a subsidiary of the flagship Adani Enterprises Ltd, leading infrastructure conglomerate, has won a bid to develop a coal import terminal at Visakhapatnam, marking the entry of MPSEZL on the eastern coast, a company spokesman said here on Tuesday.

MPSEZL has been selected by the Visakhapatnam Port Trust to develop the coal import terminal. This selection was through a competitive bidding process to design, build, finance, operate and transfer Berth East Quay–1, which will be designed to handle imported coal volumes of approximately 6.5 mtpa.

The company plans to build and commission the terminal within 24 months.

Strategic location
The Visakhapatnam port is a strategic port for coal imports to feed the local industries and power plants located in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and eastern Maharashtra.

This port has strategic importance and is in line with long-term business plans of the Group, said Mr Gautam Adani, Chairman. The contract to set up the Berth on the Vishakhapatnam port is in line with the Group's objective of having a pan-India presence.

The Mundra port is India's largest privately-owned and operated port, and is among the 10 largest Indian ports in cargo handling volumes.

It handled around 40 mtpa of cargo in 2009-10 and is targeting 50 mtpa during the current year.

MPSEZL currently operates ports at Mundra and Dahej and is developing a port at Hazira and coal terminals at Mundra, Goa, and now Visakhapatnam.

Its international forays include port development in Australia and Indonesia. By 2020, the company is targeting to handle 200 mtpa cargo volumes.

Keywords: Adani group, coal import terminal, Visakhapatnam port, Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone

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