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DMIC,5 others in KPMG’s most innovative 100 projects

Global advisory firm KPMG has selected six upcoming urban infrastructure projects in the country,including the $90-billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor

Written by ENS Economic Bureau | Mumbai |
July 4, 2012 1:14:13 am

Global advisory firm KPMG has selected six upcoming urban infrastructure projects in the country,including the $90-billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC),among its top 100 innovative global infrastructure projects. The DMIC project comes under the global connectivity list and is placed as the second most-innovative project among the top global 100 projects.

The report titled Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition was released at the World Cities Summit in Singapore recently.

The DMIC project will cut across five states,linking the Capital with Mumbai. It has an influence area of 320 million people and plans to include a high-speed rail network for freight,a six-lane expressway and a 4,000 MW power station.

The other domestic projects in the list are the Chennai Solar Economic Zone being developed by on a 312-acre site by GMR Solar. The third is the Sabarmathi Riverfront Development Project. The fourth project is the Gorai Dumping Ground Scientific Closure project in Mumbai. The two other Indian projects featuring in the KPMG list are the Education City Dantewada in Chhattisgarh and the New Delhi Sewerage Masterplan. The Capital’s current sewerage system only connects 55 per cent of its residents to the central network. The project seeks to cover the entire 1,500 sq km area of the Capital.

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The project in the Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition are made up of around 20 projects selected by independent judging panels of industry experts from Asia Pacific,the Americas,Europe,the Middle East and Africa and are broadly listed under 10 categories.

India jumps to second position on Global Innovation Efficiency Index
New Delhi:
India has jumped to the second position in the Global Innovation Efficiency Index in 2012,from 9th position last year,according to a report by CII,Alcatel-Lucent and Booz &Co. Countries which are strong in producing innovation outputs despite a weaker innovation environment and inputs are poised to rank high in the efficiency index.

While China topped the list,Switzerland and the Netherlands ranked 5th and 9th. Sri Lanka was at the 10th position.

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First published on: 04-07-2012 at 01:14:13 am

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