A collection of articles on energy and power infrastructure in India, sponsored by Power Grid Corporation Of India Limited
Fixing ill-designed highways left behind by the UPA must be top priority for Nitin Gadkari.
Farmers are ready to give their lands for the Salem-Chennai expressway project, but they ask for fair compensation.
The Samruddhi Corridor could re-write Maharashtra’s infrastructure and development story.
How smarter alignments are being used to bring down land acquisition costs for national highway projects.
Salem-Chennai expressway corridor faces opposition over half-truths floated by vested groups. Here are the facts
Ten projects which will have long term and far reaching effects on Indian transportation, urbanisation, and economy.
The Chennai-Thoothukudi expressway will be a boon for many industries.
With years of rain and ruination, alternatively, will coastal Karnataka ever see good National Highways?
UP has moved a step closer to starting work on its fifth expressway project.
What is the role of trees in augmenting river flows ?
There has been no better time for private energy companies to deliver.
Coal remains the mainstay of the power sector in the short to medium term.
The impact of entry of new miners will only be seen gradually over the next five years.
The objective of the smart city mission is to create hundreds of ‘Singapores’ within India.
Amaravati is on agricultural land; it is a flood-prone area; it falls within the seismic zone. Capital city? No way.
How the Namami Gange project is playing out along the major cities on the Ganga and its tributaries
Landfills are posing a menacing problem that must be dealt with by the Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0.
The Union government must put in place a competitive monitoring mechanism so that states don’t take things easy.
The blunder committed in filling up waterbodies to build houses for an expanding city is catching up with Kolkata.
How Ramakrishna Mission is transforming Mangaluru into a clean city.
Before Pune was selected for Smart Cities mission, developing cycling tracks in the city was just one of many ideas
While 28 cities have not seen a single smart city project being completed, 14 have seen completion of one project.
How will this investment be financed, is a question that must be answered for clarity to emerge.
A taskforce constituted within the Finance Ministry to create a roadmap for this investment has submitted a report.
Some challenges that lie ahead in the development and growth of J&K.
How Fadnavis initiated construction of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link 53 years after conception.
If you want to tax property users for financing roads, you raise property taxes, not stamp duties.
Independent audits are necessary to avoid infrastructure accidents from repeating this often.
Mangaluru faces a total loss in excess of Rs 100 crore after the rains played havoc on the coast.
The highway building programme is creating crorepatis, but many infrastructure projects are becoming unviable.
The targets set by the road sector look more credible.
This city on the banks of Ganga has emerged as the showcase for India’s next generation urban infrastructure schemes.
On the occasion of Maharashtra Diwas, here’s what the state can do to shape a better future.
Why not make the entire country a SEZ, and operate in an easier business environment?
The Government has to recognise that public investment in water supply and sewage infrastructure has many benefits.
WalkTransit could be the solution for most of our urban transport woes.
IT and high smartphone penetration in India have opened up possibilities for transport planning in large cities.
Buying thousand more buses will be of little help if administrative capacity to put them to profitable use is absent
The National Urban Policy should be a framework that gives wings to Indian cities.
The agenda will help governments expand sustainable development in line with their international commitments.
Government has to go beyond the rhetoric of ‘smart’, ‘tech’, and ‘electric’ to get people to use public transport.
Agra Set For Major Urban Transformation As SC Finally Lifts Moratorium On Construction projects, in Taj Zone
The Kolkata airport is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the city itself
Infrastructure building should precede future traffic growth.
With the state’s coffers running dry, it would be prudent for it to tap the private sector for investment
The metro is an inevitable part of making any big city in India pollution-free.
Will the ‘innovative funding’ model work for the Bengaluru Metro?
The DMRC has a good plan for its metro feeder service – something other cities can work on and take forward.
Toilets at Metros are clearly needed, but charging or not for their use is a decision to be made case by case.
Bridging the gap: What Indian Railways, metro, and bus operators need to do for inter-connected transport.
Why the time is now ripe for Namma Metro to scale new heights.
In India’s metro journey, the latest entrant, Hyderabad, may have some helpful experiences to share with aspirants.
Out of the 13, 11 have been started only in the last 15 years.
A completed Mumbai Metro is likely to be among the most complex, yet efficient global transport systems
India is motorising personal transport at a rate it simply cannot afford.
This model sets the tone for a great low-friction divestment template.
How India can go about achieving its target of an all-electric car fleet by 2030
Why India should take a source-agnostic view when it comes to filling gaps in electrification
If you want a good example of bad traffic and road management, look no further than global IT city Bengaluru.
Geopolitics is a far greater driver – all large countries want to reduce their dependence on the Middle East oil and gas.
Why it makes economic sense to have Indian Railways go the electric way
The government will have to build a nationwide network of tens of thousands of charging points.
India’s plan to move towards an entirely electric road transport system by 2030 is slowly taking shape.
Nagpur can lead the way in the electric vehicles space.
Developing charging stations and parking spaces can be integrated into the PPP model of development.
Besides charging stations, we also need to talk about the batteries to be used in electric vehicles.
Policies on tariff, open access charging and easing technical roadblocks are key to unleashing an EV revolution.
User-friendly, safe and convenient charging infrastructure will decide the pace of our EV journey.
Battery swapping will remain commercially viable only as a complementary service to EV charging infrastructures.
A sufficient push will have to be given to those who can invest in charging infrastructure
What should India’s electric vehicle policy look like? Here’s a guide.
India needs to build a strong public transport system rather than blindly investing on the EV ecosystem.
Two-wheelers must be the absolute priority area of the EV sector in India.
With innovations to develop EV charging infrastructure emerging, there is a need to look beyond lithium batteries.
Suggestion to revisit FAME 2 policy to introduce battery swapping method to lower cost of EVs to make them popular.
Adopting the swappable batteries standard can catapult India into a leading position globally.
The 2019 Budget is betting big on industry capacity and consumer demand for the success of EVs in India.
Modi dreamt big on ISA and delivered.
India has to now live up to the promises made at the summit.
Despite challenges, India is witnessing a steady expansion of solar energy generation.
If India has to meet its gigantic energy needs in the future, nuclear energy has to be the area of focus
Energy security now goes beyond the traditional binary idea of security of demand and supply.
India’s energy security will correspondingly require a larger canvas to become effective
India saving huge cost with energy efficient LEDs, fans and tube lights
The decline could be to discourage wasteful consumption in oil and gas subsidies and due to the decrease in global oil price.
As the world turns increasingly urban, policies have to be evolved around building smart, energy-efficient cities.
MNRE is also exploring options of floating solar power plants over dams and offshore wind energy systems.
With government going all out with policy support and subsidies, the world is betting high on the Indian RE sector.
Globally the nuclear industry is in the midst of a slowdown, which is not a good sign.
At the end of 2017, India’s SGC was a little over 18,000 MW, behind Italy with 19,700 MW.
While we are much better off than the days of July 2012 with blackouts and power shortages, more needs to be done
The project will be set up in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, in association with France.
Dr Vaclav Smil explores what the technical and other hurdles are towards moving to a fossil-free future.
Energy transformation has been a cornerstone of Prime Minister Modi’s first term.
A book on sustainable energy for the layman.
Chennai Metro will be able to save Rs 75 lakh a year through purchase and consumption of solar power.
A government looking to plan long-term for meeting India’s energy demands would do well to go big on nuclear power.
How the Smart City Project can actually be made to work.
Here’s how India’s Mining industry is all set for a positive revolution
The government has unveiled a slew of incentives for electric vehicles in the budget.
Tamil Nadu has unveiled an extensive EV policy to create a robust manufacturing ecosystem
According to officials, the UP government plans to develop Ayodhya as an ‘Aadhyatmik Nagari’ on the lines of Tirupati
While money is being pumped into project expansion, a greater re-imagining of the system is needed.
How the Kochi airport is blazing a trail in solar power energy initiatives.
The Union Ministry for Environment gave its clearance for the Rs 891 crore Kochi Water Metro last week.
Here’s everything you need to know about India’s largest planned airport at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh
The Aqua Line in years to come will be indispensable to Noida and Greater Noida.
Ashwini Bhide, IAS, on the Mumbai Metro 3 project.
Now it is time for auto manufacturers, energy companies, transport organisations to formulate a winning strategy.
One of these cities will have India’s first rubber-tyred metro.
An interview with the Hyderabad Metro Chief, N V S Reddy.
Members of Pune Metro fan club gave a royal welcome to the first rake in a dhol-tasha ceremony
Even Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali had to obtain halal certification.
Explained: Indian Railways’s Ambitious 180 Day ‘Bid To Award’ Plan To Start 150 Private Trains In 12 Clusters
Non-personal data sets have great economic value, both for existing and upcoming businesses.
Shifting away from internal combustion engines to EVs is a journey, not a deadline-driven destination.
The number of women farmers has increased in small to medium landholdings according to the Economic Survey 2018-19.
China is leading the EV revolution with a market for battery-powered vehicles that is growing fast.