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CW Awards 2018 – Real Estate Person – Sanjay Chhabria MD, Radius Developers

Radius is a modern take on Mumbai’s real estate. With a blend of professional flair and entrepreneurial passion, it is one of the trusted developers of Mumbai. What really sets it apart from other developers is that the company has taken bold bets by doing joint developments (JDs) with some stressed real estate companies. Radius stems from a work culture that fuels its success on innovation and state-of-the ...

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CW Awards 2018 – Lifetime Achievement – Adi Godrej Chairman, The Godrej Group

Adi Godrej is Chairman of The Godrej Group, which is mainly privately held, over a 100 year-old family conglomerate, with operations in India and several other countries. He has been President of several Indian Trade and Industrial Bodies and associations. He is the Past Chairman of the Board of the ISB, and Past President of CII. He has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School o ...

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All Rise

Rapid urbanisation and the subsequent need for smart mobility are responsible for driving the upgrades in elevators & escalators in India. By Mitalee Kurdekar Elevators & escalators are symbolic of the fast-paced lifestyle that marks 21st century living. And given the continuous development that is synonymous with urban areas, they are a good example of the narrowing gap between luxury and necessity ...

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Bite the Bullet

India’s need for a high-speed rail network is apparent, and the Government is spearheading the initiative, despite the many challenges that stand in the way of implementation. BY Mitalee Kurdekar Considering the huge capital commitment that High-speed Rail (HSR) projects call for, it is natural for anyone to question the need for such a high-cost mode of travel in a developing economy like India. In fact, s ...

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Tunnel Tactics

Besides tunnel engineering, there are myriad kinds of systems created only for these marvels. Ventilation systems are just one. By Bindu Gopal Rao Tunnel ventilation is critical across various verticals. Infrastructure players who build tunnels are required to ensure an adequate air quality, control the spread of smoke in case of fire, or reduce temperatures to acceptable limits. The function of the ventila ...

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The Right Load

With a view to improve operational efficiency & safety, modern wheel & backhoe loaders come equipped with technological advances that are further aiding their popularity and numbers. By Mitalee Kurdekar The market for wheel & backhoe loaders is seeing a spurt in its growth rates. Being a common construction equipment for many decades, the market in India for these products is increasing to meet ...

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Building Ecotopia

Most developers understand that green buildings are the way forward. They have a checklist of what constitutes a green building and ways to make one. By Jayashree Kini Mendes There’s a general tendency among Indian companies to remind everyone about the green building they live or work in. The reason. Green buildings, though popular as an idea, are not actually constructed by the book in its totality. Howev ...

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The Patient Crusader

Yudhvir Singh Malik, chairman, NHAI, and secretary, MoRTH, has championed several causes across the portfolios he has held. His current task is to ensure that India gets her infrastructure. By Jayashree Kini Mendes Civil servants in India are being pressed to think big. The idea is that if the bureaucracy works better, bringing in change is that much faster. With their erudite background, they are required ...

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Moving at the Speed of Light

Jayanth Jain, MD & CEO, GM Modular, has systematically worked at moving Indian switching and luminaires to a global benchmark, hitherto unseen before. You believe in constant innovation and this is visible from the range of products you have. Could you expound on some of the newest technologies/innovations to hit the Indian market – in terms of materials, wiring, design, etc.? GM evokes a genuine fascin ...

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Commercially Viable

Witnessing a strong rebound on account of the push for infrastructure projects, the commercial vehicles industry has even come to terms with GST implementation and BS-IV norms. By Mitalee Kurdekar Things are certainly looking up for the commercial vehicles (CV) industry in India. Despite experiencing constant ups and downs ever since it achieved peak levels in 2011-12, the industry has been following a heal ...

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