Volvo Penta rolls out its first ‘Made in India’ engines from Pithampur plant

Volvo Penta, global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications, announced rolling out of its first engines at a new dedicated production line at the VE Powertrain (VEPT) plant in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh. Volvo Penta will be producing its 5- and 8-litre engines at this facility. The company is

Cement manufacturers artificially hike prices by up to 40%: CREDAI

The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India, better known as CREDAI, has alleged that cement makers have “artificially” raised prices by up to 40 per cent in the last two months across the country which could lead to an increase in construction cost of projects. “Cement prices have witnessed a sudden jump of

CASE India delivers 10,000th Vibratory Compactor for the Indian market

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, celebrated a ground-breaking achievement recently with the delivery of its 10,000th vibratory compactor for the Indian market, the only company to have achieved this milestone in India. CASE handed over the key to P D Agrawal, Chairman, P D Agrawal Infrastructure Ltd., Indore at an official ceremony

Richard Fox-Marrs replaces Arjun Mirdha as President, CEO of JCB North America

JCB has announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as President and CEO of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defence industries. He replaces Arjun Mirdha. Fox-Marrs will also be responsible for production at JCB North America’s Savannah headquarters, where the company

The business of Smart Cities

Smart cities are luring India Inc to create and deliver smart solutions where a government investment of over Rs 1.45 lakh crore is already estimated. Smart city is one of the key initiatives announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, under which the government is aiming to transform the urban landscape of the country

Navi Mumbai: A city that halts heart

The residents of Navi Mumbai have to wait for one more year as the 11-km Belapur-Pendhar metro line is expected to be completed by 2018. To ease the burden of Mumbai, a very well planned city is flourishing day by day namely Navi Mumbai – the carbon copy of Mumbai but in a better planned

100-Smart City: A reality check

Is the concept of smart cities in India a far from reality? India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the flagship smart city project in the year 2015. According to reports, the target of launching this determining programme was to create 100 smart cities, which would have smart street poles, smart transit management system, e-pathshalas and

Smart Sports Infra For Smart Cities

Why Smart Sports facilities? Traditionally, sports infrastructure is visualised to be a large facility needing hundreds of crores in investment. This is a flawed approach. Not only do these end up as white elephants, the utilisation is also minimal due to location constraints, bulk of investment going into gallery construction and other facilities that have

Making cities smart with PEB

How PEB can make cities smart? Smart cities idea is one of the government’s initiative to provide much better and quality life to the people by providing the entire infrastructure required in any human being’s life. All these infrastructure needs can be fulfilled with the help of PEB which has immense potential to grow besides

Designing homes with smart roofing and insulation

How roofing and insulation play an essential role in smart cities Smart cities should be future-ready. The buildings in the smart cities need to be designed with efficient envelopes to reduce CO2 emission. Thermal insulation plays an essential role in it. It helps to meet the prescriptive requirements of Energy Conservation Building Code (2007) for