A view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London. Britain is looking to host up to 60 major sporting events over the next 15 years, including soccer’s World Cup, to assert global influence and secure trade deals after Brexit.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of some infrastructure projects, in Lucknow.

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Roads being laid on the outskirts of Lucknow

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Jaypee group’s ­unoccupied Wish Town in Noida

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UP.... To go big on infrastructure is one intent

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The NDA govt plans a fresh bill in winter session to repeal over 1,000 arch aic laws— some dating back to the 19th century—in the financial, land, social, infrastructure sectors.

Forest and Environment Minister of Assam Rakibul Hussain attended the trial and inspection of the state's first ropeway at Samaguri in Nagaon district of Assam.

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Cranes clear the debris of a collapsed flyover in Surat, a day after the mishap.

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Wasted energy Waste-to-energy plant, Lucknow Ill-suited quality and quantity of waste put paid to this plant designed to treat 300 tonnes per day (TPD) of waste and generate 5 MW of electricity. It’s currently shut down.

Nirala Tripathi

Liquidity Crunch Tiruppur This PPP ran well initially, thanks to the cross-subsidisation of tariffs from industrial consumers. But it’s become unviable due to economic downturn in the textile hub and high operational costs.

Prakash Chellamuthu

Highway to Hell NH-8 toll plaza, Delhi/Haryana Classic case of poor planning, design and management of a PPP. Poor estimation of traffic flow has only resulted in chaos on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.

Sanjay Rawat

No Flow Water supply, Mysore JUSCO was engaged in 2009 to build and operate an 800-km water supply system. Three years on, most areas in Mysore still face water shortage; only an 1,800-km network will resolve the problem.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia during a meeting to finalise the target for Infrastructure (FY 2012-13) in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chairs a meeting to finalise the target for Infrastructure (FY 2012-13) at 7RCR in New Delhi.

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Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde (L) presents Infrastructure Leader of the Year award to DMRC Managing Director E Sreedharan during a function in New Delhi.

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Vehicles plying on the Delhi-Faridabad elevated highway after its inauguration by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in Faridabad.


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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alongwith Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar at a conference on "Building Infrastructure: Challenges & Opportunities" in New Delhi. Singh today exuded confidence in the Indian economy by saying that the economy would grow by 8.5 per cent in the next fiscal and accelerate to 9 per cent the following year from an estimated 7.2 per cent this fiscal.

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