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On March 19, 2019, a building that was under construction collapsed killing at least 14 people in India.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 19 March 2019

India's longest rail-road bridge, that crosses the Brahmaputra River, was officially opened on December 25, 2018.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 25 December 2018

A part of Majerhat bridge in south Kolkata collapsed resulting in one fatality and trapping several people.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 04 September 2018

The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is a 72km-long light rail system, with over Rs 15,000 crore in capital investment and the largest project under Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the country. The project’s first phase is expected to be operational next month.

The aim is to develop the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) as a “Global Manufacturing and Trading Hub”, featuring  24 industrial regions, 8 smart cities, 5 power projects, 2 airports, 2 Mass Rapid Transportation Systems (MRTS) and 2 logistics hubs. With an estimated investment of US$100 billion, the project is expected to fuel India’s economic growth for the next 20-30 years, facilitating businesses and providing cheap, fast and efficient transportation to ports and the rest of the nation. Phase I (8 of the 24 investment regions) is estimated to be completed by 2019.

Monday, 24 August 2015 09:00

Buildings Prone to Earthquakes

There is a significant percentage of buildings in India that is prone to earthquake since these buildings are not constructed as per proper code.

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  • Date occured Monday, 24 August 2015
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Tuesday, 01 July 2014 10:46

27 Dead in Two India Building Collapses

Two deadly building collapses occurred in India this past weekend claiming the lives of 27 people. There are still victims trapped in the rubble as well as people who are unaccounted for over the past few days. Ten people died and two people were injured on Saturday when a run-down four-story building collapsed in New Dehli.  The 50 year-old building housed many families and was not well maintained. Later that day, an 11-story building under construction collapsed in Chennai, the capital city of the Tamil Nadu state, after a heavy rainstorm. The building had two towers, once of which collapsed, and was planned to have 42 apartment units.  Seventeen died when the structure toppled. Rescue workers were able to save 21 people who were trapped by the collapse but they fear some workers are still burried in the rubble. It is believed there were around 50 workers on site when the building collapsed.

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  • Date occured Saturday, 28 June 2014
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

17 Die in India Building Collapse

A five-story structure collapsed on Sunday in Goa, India and 17 people are confirmed dead.  At least 22 people were rescued from the wreckage by late Sunday.  Rescue workers continue to dig through the rubble in hopes of finding other workers trapped below debris from the fallen building, but had to halt efforts Monday when the two next-door buildings started developing cracks.  Police are currently investigating the cause of the collapse but they have not been able to locate the project manager.  As a result, they are relying on eyewitness accounts to estimate how many workers were on-site at the time and how many might still be trapped in the rubble.

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  • Date occured Sunday, 05 January 2014