Top 5 Infrastructure Projects in India

Top 5 Infrastructure Projects in India

15 May, 2018 by SSRPL IT

In the coming decade, India will be spending billions of dollars to strengthen the backbone of highway infrastructure, to connect rural and remote places with mainland India. The dedicated freight corridor or the proposed industrial corridors will reduce time for transportation of goods, increase industrial output and exports capability, besides providing large scale employment opportunities to the organized sector in India.
These projects might be ambitious but they have definitely put India on the world map in terms of infrastructure development and set the stage for India to become a manufacturing superpower in the next two decades.

Here are 5 such projects that we liked because of their sheer ambition and vision:

Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT)

Gift City

A Fully integrated city with a walk to work culture, it has the next-in-class infrastructure, connectivity, people, technology and legal framework – GIFT city is emerging as a platform for businesses across the world. With 24-7 power supply, zero discharge, automatic waste collection, latest high speed public transport and district cooling system, GIFT city will provide the best quality of life to its residents.
The ₹600,000 crore project will host corporate and regional offices of multi-national companies and organizations like International Monetary Fund (IMF) and agencies of United Nations are expected to open offices here. It is expected to create over 10 lakh new jobs in 10 years.

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor

India’s $90 billion Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor is one of the most ambitious, expensive endeavors in human history and is planned as a high-tech industrial zone spread across six states. The project has received a major boost from India and Japan, due to an agreement to set up a project development fund with an initial size of ₹1,000 crore.
Conceived as a global manufacturing and trading hub, the project is expected to double employment potential, triple industrial output and quadruple exports from the region in five years. The project is expected to generate 3 million jobs, largely in manufacturing.

INSTC (International North South Trade Corridor)

INSTC is a 7,200-km-long multi-mode network of ship, rail, and road route for moving freight between India, Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Central Asia and Europe. The route primarily involves moving freight from India, Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia via ship, rail and road. The objective of the corridor is to increase trade connectivity between major cities such as Mumbai, Moscow, Tehran, Baku, Bandar Abbas, Astrakhan, Bandar Anzali etc.
Once fully operational, INSTC will cut down the transportation costs of goods as well the transportation time. While it currently takes more than 40 days for goods to travel from India to Russia, after the opening of INSTC, transportation would be completed in less than 25 days, thereby cutting down transportation time by 30-40 percent.

Chenab Bridge

Expected to be the tallest bridge in the world, the length of the bridge is 4314 feet, 2130 feet long and is expected to be 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower. The bridge is estimated to cost Rs 1198 crore. It has been designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 260 km per hour. The 1.315 km long ‘engineering marvel’ will connect Bakkal (Katra) and Kauri (Srinagar). After construction, it will surpass the current record held by Beipan River Shuibai Railway Bridge (275m) in Guizhou province of China.
The Bridge will use over 24,000 tonnes of steel and will rise 359 meters above the river bed. In order to enhance safety and security, the bridge will be made of 63mm thick special blast-proof steel as the Jammu and Kashmir region is prone to frequent terror attacks. The bridge will be designed in such a way that the concrete pillars will be able to withstand explosions and it will be painted with a special corrosion-resistant paint, which lasts for 15 years.

River-linking Project

Rs 5.5 lakh crore project to interlink more than 60 rivers across India, including the Ganges, aiming to reduce floods in some parts and water shortages in other parts of the country. The idea behind this mammoth project is to deal with the problem of drought and floods afflicting different parts of the country at the same time. It also targets to decrease farmers’ dependency on uncertain monsoon rains and bringing millions of hectares of cultivatable land under irrigation.
The National Perspective Plan envisions about 150 million acre feet (MAF) or 185 billion cubic metres of water storage along with building inter-links.

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