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Tender Process for first 40-km Phase Finalised

The National Highways Authority of India has finalised the tendering process for the first phase of Kangra-Shimla four-lane project for the 40-km stretch between Kangra and Jwalamukhi. Tenders were opened at the NHAI office at New Delhi on Saturday and the name of...

Cabinet Approves Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarakhand

The Indian government on Tuesday approved a Rs 1,384 crore tunnel project in Uttarakhand as part of ‘Char Dham’ project to connect the pilgrimage sites - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri . The Char Dham are the names of four pilgrimage sites in India that...

Groat Road to Undergo Major Three-Year Renovation

Get ready for three seasons of bridge reconstruction on one of the busiest river crossings in the city. The city has announced plans for total reconstruction of the Groat Road Bridge. Work begins this spring and will go into the 2020 summer construction season. The...

Guatemala Highway Contract Awarded

SBI International Holdings will carry out US$93 million of road construction works in Guatemala. The works will be for the upgrading of four sections of road in Alta Verapaz and Quiche that measure just over 144km. The deal was awarded by Guatemala’s Ministry of...

The Follo Line Project

The project is currently the largest transport project in Norway and includes the country's longest railway tunnel (20 km). Combined with the existing Østfold Line, four tracks to the capital Oslo will represent more trains and faster trains on schedule. The Follo...

Bangladesh – Karnaphuli Tunnel

In August 2015 the Government of Bangladesh awarded to the China Communication Construction Company Ltd the contract to build the Karnaphuli road tunnel (3.5 km long, 10 m wide) in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The Chinese Tianhe Mechanical Equipment Manufacturing Company...

Construction Arna-Bergen

Bane NOR is constructing a double track line between Arna and the centre of Bergen. The longest part of the section passes through a tunnel under Mount Ulriken where Bane NOR is constructing a new, parallel tunnel. The construction of the double track line between...

Whiteball Tunnel to be Refurbished

Great Britain – Murphy has been awarded a GBP 2.4M (USD 3.33M) contract for tunnel maintenance on the Whiteball Tunnel in Somerset. The client is Network Rail, which has brought Murphy on board to provide sprayed concrete lining onto the ram arch, improve drainage and...

Work for Melbourne’s Major Tunnel Project Restarts

Construction work is restarting on Melbourne’s West Gate tunnel project. Construction of the tolled tunnel link is costing US$5.2 billion (A$6.7 billion). The project is controversial and has met with considerable political opposition in Australia. Those against the...

Gammon to Build Kai Tak West Tunnel

Hong Kong - Gammon Construction has been awarded a HKD 6.2bn (USD 790M) contract by the Hon Kong Highways Department to construct the Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route in Hong Kong. The Kai Tak West Section contract includes the construction of a...