The Construction Skills Training Institute (CSTI) Panvel, was recently adjudged the winner of the prestigious Best Skill Development Practices award by Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) at the 11th CIDC Vishwakarma Award held on March 7, 2019 in New Delhi. The award, intended to promote best practices of skill development in construction industry was presented to a team led by senior officials of Heavy Civil Infra amidst a gathering of high ranking government officials, consultants, industry majors, thoughts leaders & innovators.
The CSTI Panvel was evaluated by CIDC team on the basis of global practices in of skill development and benefits to the society. At a function held in Powai, the medal & certificate was handed over to Mr. Tejrao Patil, Principal, CSTI Panvel by Mr. B.N Sheth, VP & Regional Manager - Mumbai in the presence of Mr. Kaustuv Ghosh, Head Technical Services (B&F), Mr. Prabhat Kumar, Head HR (RBF SBG), Mr. Vishal Verma, Head P&M (B&F) and Mr. Janiakiraman, Cluster Manager P&M (B&F). Everyone gathered on the occasion was highly appreciative of the efforts of the team at CSTI Panvel.
At the 8th EPC World Awards, L&T Construction's Water and Effluent Treatment Business was awarded the coveted ‘Outstanding Contribution in Urban Infra Award’ for developing water infrastructure for Nagaur (packages 01,02 & 03) district in Rajasthan. Each year EPC World Awards support infrastructure development in the country by honouring infrastructure companies for their accomplishments.
The WET Business participated in the competition demonstrating key elements and strategies adopted for project planning & execution, operational and financial excellence achieved during the Nagaur Water Supply Project. Mr. J. Venkatesh, Sr. Deputy General Manager (Water Management) and Mr. Shaik Yesdani Ahmed, Deputy General Manager of Water & Effluent Treatment IC received the award from Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) - AYUSH, and Dr. Devusinh Jesingbhai Chauhan, MP and Member of Standing Committee on Water Resources, Consultative Committee. The business also showcased its comprehensive EPC capabilities through a stall across the domains of Water, Waste Water and Industrial Water Systems at the gathering. Delegates from leading corporates, representatives from the government, financial institutions and thought leaders from various industry sectors had attended the event.
The Department of Technical Education Skill Development & Vocational Training, Govt. of West Bengal, has bestowed the Champion Employer trophy on Construction Skills Training Institute (CSTI) Serampore for consistently delivering outstanding performance in sourcing, training and placement of youth.
On February 28, 2019, Mr. Purnendu Bose, Minister of Technical Education, Skill Development & Vocational Training, Govt. of West Bengal, in presence of Ms. Roshni Sen, I.A.S., Principal Secretary Department of Technical Education Skill Development & Vocational Training, presented Mr. Tushar Bagchi, Principal, CSTI Serampore, the trophy during a felicitation ceremony at Karigori Bhawan, Newtown, Kolkata. CSTI Serampore has taken a lead in sourcing rural underprivileged youth with the help of District Industries Center (DIC), Govt. of West Bengal, and imparting job oriented skills training and providing the trained youth with apprenticeship (under NAPS, Govt. of India) at many of its sites since 2017. The initiative has resulted in a large number of otherwise unemployed youth discovering purpose and financial independence in their lives.
Kolkata’s longest flyover, from Jinzira Bazar to Batanagar flyover covering almost 6.9 km, executed by Transportation Infrastructure business was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms. Mamata Banerjee on January 11, 2019.
At a formal function, Mr. Firhad Hakim, Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs (West Bengal), cut the ribbon in the presence of MP Mr. Abhishek Banerjee, and Mr. Sanjay Bansal, CEO KMDA. From L&T, Mr. D.K. Sen, Whole time Director and Sr. Executive Vice President (Infrastructure), Mr. P.K. Guha, Head - City Infrastructure Development and Elevated Corridor Segment, and Mr. Ananyo Maitra, Cluster Head - Kolkata and members of the project team were present during the event.
Buildings & Factories built Judicial Complex (Interim High Court Building) for Andhra Pradesh was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Shri. Ranjan Gogoi on February 3, 2019. The 2.53 Lakh Sq. ft. building was built by L&T Construction in a record time of 8 months.
At the inauguration, the Chief Justice was accompanied by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri. N. Chandrababu Naidu and a host of senior ministers, judges, and government officials from the state.
B&F had won EPC contract for the design and construction of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh from the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), Government of Andhra Pradesh in June 2018, with a mandate to deliver the project in just nine months.
Judicial Complex Building G+2, stands on Pile Foundation. The structure consists of 1 Chief Justice Court Hall, Judge Chamber & 22 Court Halls, High Court administration (Sections, Registries), High Court Library, Public interface facilities & waiting spaces, Advocate Association hall, Alternate dispute resolution, Bank, Post Office, Police Outpost etc. Apart from its structure, the 100 Ft high Flag Post, Central Court Yard with Roof Skylight & 27 Ft High Mahatma Gandhi Mural are the main visitors’ attractions in the building.
Nagpur, India’s first Integrated Smart City, the latest in the list of smart cities engineered by L&T’s Smart World & Communication BU, was inaugurated on February 2, 2019, by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis. As a Master Systems Integrator, L&T’s dedicated Smart World & Communication business was entrusted with the mandate to deliver the project against a stringent timeline to facilitate city administration to seamlessly manage a range of smart solutions.
Nagpur Safe & Smart City project comprises a fully integrated City Operation Centre (COC) with e-Governance, the largest of its kind on a single platform that is integrated to a gamut of smart infrastructure covering 3800+ CCTVs for City Surveillance, Automatic Number Plate Recognition, Red Light Violation Detection, Facial Recognition System, City Wi-Fi, City Kiosk, Public Address System, Variable Message Signboards and 1200 km of dedicated City Network backbone. Other smart elements implemented in the project include Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS), Smart Parking Information System (SPIS), Smart Lighting System, Centralized Environment System, ICT enabled Solid Waste Management System and Smart Transport System. A 6 km strip from Japanese Garden Square to Orange City Hospital Square is an avant-garde endeavour developed with state-of-art systems powered by Smart ICT interventions that showcases all these smart solutions and is controlled by the COC.
The Buildings & Factories business has long been touching the lives of people by constructing quality infrastructure. The latest in its list of successes is South East Asia’s first Proton Therapy Centre viz., Apollo Proton Cancer Centre which was inaugurated recently by the Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on January 25, 2019 at Taramani, Chennai. Apollo Proton Cancer Centre is a 150-bed hospital located in the Old Mahabalipuram Road IT Corridor at Taramani, Chennai. It is equipped with advanced multi-room proton therapy providing world-class 360-degree comprehensive cancer care for patients from India and abroad.
Proton therapy helps fight cancer with increased precision and greater dose minimizing damage to healthy tissue, ensuring better quality of life and higher cure rate. Speaking on the occasion, the Hon’ble Vice President said that the pioneering treatment also marks a new milestone in the medical journey of our country. Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, and Ms. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Group appreciated L&T for executing the project with high degree of precision, safety standards & timely completion. Mr. Harshad Reddy, Director - Apollo Hospitals, felicitated Mr. V. Sukumar Hebbar, Vice President & Head, Health, IT & Office Space BU, B&F at the event.
The 3rd bridge over the river Mandovi in Goa was declared open on January 27, 2019, by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Shri Nitin Gadkari in the presence of late Goa CM Shri Manohar Parrikar and Union AYUSH Minister Shri Shripad Naik. On behalf of L&T, Mr. S.V. Desai, Executive Vice President and Head HCI IC, Mr. P. Niranjana, Vice President & Head Nuclear & Special Bridges BU, and Mr. R Ranganathan, GM & Operations Head Special Bridges, were present at the inauguration ceremony.
The iconic bridge was conceived by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation to connect Panaji in Tiswadi Taluka and Porvorim in Bardez Taluka in between the existing two bridges to ease traffic congestion along this route. Designed by L&T Infrastructure Engineering Ltd., this vital infrastructure was constructed by Heavy Civil Infrastructure IC’s Nuclear & Special Bridge BU.
As one of the longest cable stayed bridges in the country, the 4-lane, 21m-wide, 620m-long continuous span, 3.6 km Mandovi River Cable Stay Bridge adds architectural beauty to Panaji, standing tall 70m above sea level with the central concrete pylons spaced at 150m, supported by 88 cables on a single plane, harp type cable stay arrangement. This is the only cable-stayed bridge that has been designed, engineered and constructed entirely by Indians. The monumental bridge sets a record for being completely ‘Made In India’.
The Water and Effluent Treatment Business’ Ash Pond with Water Recovery Project at Bakreswar Thermal Power Plant, Birbhum, was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms. Mamata Banerjee on January 3, 2019. A critical piece of infrastructure, it is an engineered structure constructed over a huge area of 215 acres for the disposal and proper utilization of fly ash. The project team from WET took up the massive earthen embankment construction running up to 4 km by using 19 lakh cum of earth material.
The most critical challenge faced by project team was sourcing of 6 lakh cum of borrow earth and doing the slope concreting over HDPE across 1.53 lakh square meters to mitigate concerns regarding leachate disposal from the ponds. With the construction of this sustainable infrastructure, direct contact of ash slurry is eliminated thereby preventing ground water contamination. The horizontal and vertical flow of water from fly ash is controlled by using filter media material, vertical sand chimney and horizontal sand blanket instead of conventional low permeable clay. Team L&T was commended by the client for completing the embankment dyke with cost optimization against the utilization of fly ash thereby ensuring protection to environment. The allied structures consist of a recovery pump house, decantation system and a 20 KM ash slurry and recirculation pipeline.