January 10, 1987 A major transportation milestone for India was achieved when the nation’s first crew to sail around the world completed their ambitious journey, returning to Bombay (now known as Mumbai) 470 days after leaving from there. All 10 of the crew members were from the Indian Army Corps of Engineers. The vessel they... Continue Reading →

More than three weeks after being completed, the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway in northern India’s National Capital Region was formally opened. This highway, measuring 17.2 miles (27.7 kilometers) in length, connects the Dhaula Kuan neighborhood of Delhi (officially called the National Capital Territory of Delhi) with the city of Gurugram (officially known as Gurgaon until 2016). The... Continue Reading →

On the east coast of India, the foundation stone was laid for a new artificial, deep-water port at the municipality of Paradip in the state of Odisha. The area for this planned port -- situated at the confluence of the river Mahanadi and the Bay of Bengal – had once been a swamp formed and dominated... Continue Reading →

Anand Vihar Terminal railway station was officially opened in India’s National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). The station is specifically located in the Anand Vihar neighborhood of the NCT district known as East Delhi. The facility, which is under the administrative control of the Delhi Division of the Northern Railway zone of the state-owned Indian... Continue Reading →

The Agra Lucknow Expressway made its official debut in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India less than two years after construction on this route had begun. The new highway was officially opened by Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. This six-lane expressway, which connects the cities of Agra and Lucknow in Uttar... Continue Reading →

In southern India, a new express train went into service between Pune Junction railway station in the state of Maharashtra and Secunderabad Junction railway station in the state of Telangana. The train, which is operated by the South Central Railway (one of the 16 zones of Indian Railways), began its inaugural run after being flagged... Continue Reading →

In southern India, a grade separator (better known in the United States as an interchange) was fully opened at a major highway junction in the city of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. This cloverleaf grade separator is called Kathipara Junction, and it was formally inaugurated by Tamil Nadu’s chief minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi. Kathipara... Continue Reading →

After being extensively restored, the Royapuram railway station in South India was formally reopened to the public. Rangasamy Velu, India’s union minister of state for railways, presided at this ceremony. The Royapuram railway station is located in the northern part of the city of Chennai on the Chennai Beach-Arakkonam segment of the Chennai Suburban Railway.... Continue Reading →

The first passenger railway train in eastern India (at the time under the rule of the British East India Company) steamed out of the present-day city of Howrah at 8:30 a.m. for the city of Hooghly. The trip took a total of 91 minutes. This segment of the East Indian Railway Company – ultimately known... Continue Reading →

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