The construction industry is a major contributor to the Indian GDP ; it employs about 30 million people in the country. Not only that, this sector also accounts for more than 60% infrastructure investment in the country. By 2017, the Indian government is planning to invest a whopping $ 1 trillion in infrastructure. The Ministry of Roads and transport has already planned a project to develop the roadway network that will cost about $120 billion.
The future looks definitely bright; here we discuss 5 greatest construction projects in India:
1. Chenab River Railway Bridge
This is one of the greatest engineering and construction marvels in India. At a height of 359 metres the Chenab bridge connects Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir. This 1.3 kilometres long bridge is a part of the part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail link project undertaken by the Indian Railways. It is the world’s highest railway bridge and is expected to complete by early 2019.
2. Gujarat International Finance Tech-City (GIFT)
This industrial hub is designed to furnish the tech and finance organisations with high quality physical infrastructure. This greenfield city is spread over an area of 886 acres and is estimated to be a 70,000 crore project. This city is divided into special economic zones (SEZ), township, hotels, entertainment zone, educational zone and special techno parks. This is still under construction and is a joint venture between Gujarat Urban Development Company Limited and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services.
3. Eastern Freeway
This freeway connects South Mumbai with the suburbs in the Eastern part of the city. The main goal of this project was to reduce the travel time between these two regions. The project was undertaken by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and covers a distance of 16.8 kilometres. The freeway constitutes three segments: a tunnel, a 13 kilometres stretch of elevated road and the link road between Ghatkopar and Mulund.
4. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
One of the top ten airports in India, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport manages over 300 flights a day. Earlier it consisted of total three terminal buildings. Including a domestic terminal. However, a few years back, the international terminal was merged with the domestic terminal. Now, it has only one passenger terminal spread on an area of 233,000 m2 . This new integrated terminal has 6 levels and can handle about 20 million passengers per year. Its previous capacity was 4.8 million passengers per year. This modern facility offers modern taxiways.
5. Kathipura Flyover
This is the largest cloverleaf flyover in Asia and is located in Alandur. It is also known as Kathipura Junction grade separator and is one of the most important road junctions in Chennai. This is an intersection of four roads namely ,Inner Ring Road, Grand Southern Trunk Road, Anna Selai and Mount Poonamallee road.
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