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What Lies Beneath

Ashim Sharma outlines the trends that lie in store for the real estate and construction equipment industry. Infrastructure spending increased 1.6 times from Rs 23.77 lakh crore in 11th Five Year Plan to 37.24 lakh crore in 12th Five Year Plan. Union budget 2017-18 allocated Rs 3.96 lakh crore to the sector, including Rs 1.31 lakh crore for Railways and Rs 64,000 crore for highways. With the Government targe ...

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Smart Rationale

One of the finest examples of integrated MEP contract was implemented by Blue Star for VR Mall, Chennai. One of India’s largest retail and entertainment complexes, Virtuous Retail (VR) Mall in Chennai houses a mall, multiplex and a 20-room hotel in a massive 2 million sq-ft of area. Blue Star feels privileged to have executed Integrated MEP services for this LEED certified Green Building. Blue Star and VR M ...

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Engines of Creation

Nagesh Basavanhalli, MD & CEO, Greaves Cotton, has chalked out a long-term strategy aiming to make the company disruption-proof. BY Jayashree Mendes You recently reported a 12% rise in PAT. What are some of the things you did right? Greaves Cotton is known for its brand reach and its capability. So one of the things we put together 20 months ago was a strategic business plan on taking the legacy and bra ...

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WINNING ON ALL SIDES- Kapil Shukla, chief MD, KK Holding, has worked on prestigious projects internationally. He wants to emulate the model in India now.

What has been the growth story of KK Holding since its inception and specifically in India? Yes, KK Holding is the parent company. We have several sister companies, in India and abroad. In India, we have Kaskal Facade and at other locations we have KK Holding present in Thailand, Bangkok, Sri Lanka, USA, Tanzania, Philippines, etc. As a group, we also have a presence in ten countries, all this we have tried ...

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The Wadhwa Group & Hubtown launch 25 South

25 South: Bespoke Homes by the Bay, a joint development project by The Wadhwa Group and Hubtown, was launched at a ‘by invite only’ elite channel partner meet. The event witnessed an exemplary attendance by unique and select brokers. The channel partners were given an exclusive preview of the project’s sales gallery located in the south wing of the project. The development is set to be one of the marquee ic ...

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Hiranandani Group inaugurates TCS Olympus Centre in Thane

‘Timely completion and handover of a project, while ensuring the highest level of quality’ – this is how Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, co-founder & MD, Hiranandani Group, described the completion of a 16-storey commercial building made to global standards in 18 months. Spanning over 14.5 acres and comprising 2 million sq-ft of space, the commercial structure – TCS Olympus Centre – is situated in Hiranandani ...

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Rank1 – Larsen & Toubro

SN Subrahmanyan, MD & CEO Few can contend the juggernaut of what is now India’s largest infrastructure company. Larsen & Toubro has played a significant role in most ambitious projects that the government has announced. In June this year, L&T’s order book stood at a whopping Rs 2.62 lakh crore! In April, L&T named SN Subrahmanyan as MD & CEO, bringing in a change of guard after 18 years. ...

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A Progressive effort

The draft Bill is more buyer friendly and should boost their confidence to invest, says Anil Pharande The Real Estate Regulatory Bill has been waiting for a long time to be passed as a law. Though several recommendations by various bodies were incorporated into the draft Bill and approved by the cabinet, it has still not been passed as an enforceable law by the Parliament. The changes which have been made i ...

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Top 10 Affordable Cities

The governments’ initiative to provide 'Housing for All by 2022' is being pursued laboriously. The motive is to provide affordable homes within the price budget of up to Rs 25 lakh. Here are 10 cities that offer lower-budget real estate investment prospects over mid-to-long term. Hyderabad: The IT/ITeS industry has given impetus to the real estate consumer trend. It is perhaps one of the most affordable cit ...

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Mumbai Residential Pricing Trends: 2015 vs. 2016

It is always darkest before dawn, and this holds true for the Mumbai property market. 2015 started with a lot of hope, but the year did not play out as anticipated. The city’s residential realty market performed way below expectations, partly because of pricing. As per records, the unsold inventory in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) stands at a massive 77,000 apartments; it will take almost 11-14 quart ...

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