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Which company built the Gateway of India?
Take the Rediff Biz Quiz and find out how much you know about India and the companies that built some of its grand buildings.

1. Which engineering firm constructed Kolkata's Victoria Memorial?
a) Marlec Engineering Co
b) J A Michell Engineering
c) Martin & Co

2. Which company, now up for sale, built the Howrah Bridge?
a) Larsen and Toubro Ltd
b) J A Michell Engineering
c) Braithwaite Burn and Jessop Construction Company

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Wrong! The correct answer is Braithwaite Burn and Jessop Construction Company.
Two of the nation's most spectacular bridges -- the Howrah Bridge and the Second Hooghly Bridge were built by Braithwaite Burn and Jessop Construction Company. The West Bengal government now plans to divest 74 per cent of government stake in the public sector engineering unit.
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Two of the nation's most spectacular bridges -- the Howrah Bridge and the Second Hooghly Bridge were built by Braithwaite Burn and Jessop Construction Company. The West Bengal government now plans to divest 74 per cent of government stake in the public sector engineering unit.

3. Which company built the Gateway of India?
a) East India Engineering Company
b) Gammon (Bombay) Pvt Ltd
c) Larsen and Toubro Ltd

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Wrong! The correct answer is Gammon (Bombay) Pvt Ltd.
Gammon India Limited, which was established by J C Gammon in 1919 as a civil engineering firm and called J C Gammon (Bombay) Pvt Ltd then, carried out the construction of reinforced concrete pile foundations for the Gateway of India. It is also said to be the only construction company in India to have been accredited with ISO 9001: 1994 certification in all fields of civil engineering, including design.
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Gammon India Limited, which was established by J C Gammon in 1919 as a civil engineering firm and called J C Gammon (Bombay) Pvt Ltd then, carried out the construction of reinforced concrete pile foundations for the Gateway of India. It is also said to be the only construction company in India to have been accredited with ISO 9001: 1994 certification in all fields of civil engineering, including design.

4. Who were the architects of India's Parliament House?
a) Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Gordon Leith
b) Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Christopher Wren
c) Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker

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Wrong! The correct answer is Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker.
The red sandstone building of India's magnificent Parliament House was designed by architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The foundation stone was laid on February 12, 1921 and the building was completed and opened on January 18, 1927.
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The red sandstone building of India's magnificent Parliament House was designed by architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The foundation stone was laid on February 12, 1921 and the building was completed and opened on January 18, 1927.

5. How much did it cost to build the Rashtrapati Bhavan?
a) Rs 1.40 crore
b) Rs 11.70 crore
c) Rs 107 crore

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Wrong! The correct answer is Rs 1.40 crore.
Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens was the architect of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Hugh Keeling was the chief engineer entrusted with supervising the construction of the grand building. There were many Indian contractors involved in its construction. Haroun-al-Rashid, a contractor, did most of the work of the main building, while the forecourt was built by Sujan Singh and his son Sobha Singh. But the names of these Indians did not find a place in Lutyens's official biography. It cost Rs 1.4 crore to build.
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Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens was the architect of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Hugh Keeling was the chief engineer entrusted with supervising the construction of the grand building. There were many Indian contractors involved in its construction. Haroun-al-Rashid, a contractor, did most of the work of the main building, while the forecourt was built by Sujan Singh and his son Sobha Singh. But the names of these Indians did not find a place in Lutyens's official biography. It cost Rs 1.4 crore to build.

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