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Limitless Luxury

Atul Chordia, chairman, Panchshil Realty, has transformed the Pune skyline with plush creations and cutting-edge technology. by Mitalee Kurdekar Atul Chordia is a man of few words. The chairman of Panchshil Realty prefers to have his work do all the talking. On their part, his projects – spanning the length and breadth of Pune city – have plenty to proclaim. Whether it is long-standing edifices representing ...

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Tracking Progress

Brijesh Dixit, MD, Maha Metro, elaborates on his ambitious plans for the Nagpur Metro project, and how it is leading the way for Pune Metro. Interviewed by Mitalee Kurdekar You are at the helm of Nagpur’s massive 38.2km metro system. Can you give us an overview of the project? This project was sanctioned in 2014 and will provide a Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) to the city of Nagpur. We started the physic ...

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The Winning Streak

Duville Estates’ director Tushad Dubash is building Riverdale with a strong conscience. The buildings speak for themselves. BY jayashree kini-mendes When a 200-odd year old business family, with core competency in shipping and related services, gets into the real estate business, it might seem like a natural extension of a business with varied interests. But what few know is that the Dubash family patriarch ...

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Back in the saddle

Why mining is integral to every living person is proof from the domestic appliances to the cooking utensils to the jewellery we wear, and even the fillings used by the dentist in teeth. Most of the materials used to make these objects are from materials that are dug out or mined. It is not necessary that all these are mined only underground. While coal and some minerals are available under the ground, open- ...

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Building India Inc

Indian owners and contractors need to rethink the way roads are built. A lot of thought and coordination goes into building long-lasting roads. BY jayashree kini-mendes There is a very apt English maxim, which rightly sums up the long-standing problems in India. The maxim is ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions’. Few people act out of bad intentions. Actions of one person may not seem good to the ...

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A Flying Start

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, has kicked off ambitious projects that will transform India’s landscape. BY Jayashree Kini-Mendes & Indrajeet Saoji Politicians like to promise action, not words. Although words matter, action is what speaks louder. A politician who acts on his words, delivers results and makes life easier for people is one who will win the he ...

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On the Rise

‘High Efficiency, Low Cost’ is the Indian elevator & escalator industry’s latest mantra to meet ever-evolving customer needs. BY Mitalee Kurdekar For the average Indian, an elevator is no longer a novelty. With rapid urbanisation and improved mass transport systems, the boundaries between rural India and urban India are narrowing, meaning that the average Indian has, at some stage, been exposed to an el ...

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In a whole new light

Dinesh Aggarwal, joint MD, Anchor Electricals, has plans to introduce consumers to a whole new experience for lighting and switches. BY Indrajeet Saoji & Jayashree Kini - Mendes Tell us little about your role in Anchor Electricals, your background, work experience, etc. I have been with Anchor Electricals since 2008. In 2007, Panasonic acquired 80% in Anchor which was earlier a family-owned business. In ...

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March to Victory

Abhijit Gupta, brand leader, CASE India, reveals how innovation and technology help make a difference in the Indian market. What does India’s growing investment plans in infrastructure mean for CASE Construction India? What are the kinds of equipment that is growing in demand? The infrastructure industry being at the forefront of the budget; sentiments are becoming even more positive as time passes and the ...

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Steely Resolve

Ashwini Bhide, MD, MMRCL, has fought against the odds to ensure that Mumbai’s first underground metro sees the light of day by Jayashree Kini-Mendes & Bibhor Srivastava In most developed nations, a sensible government first builds the infrastructure and after seeing it is good, attracts people to move in to these cities. In India, we have been putting off urbanisation for so long that it has also meant ...

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