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Route to prosperity

State agencies are seeking quality construction of roads, which necessitate the use of latest technology. Over the last two years, India has been building roads and highways at breakneck speed. This is a far cry from the days in 2013-14 when the rate of construction was a mere 15.7km/day. Today, going by official figures, construction of highways is a little more than 20km/day and, if all goes well, it is l ...

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Winds of change

The mantle has fallen on SN Subrahmanyan, deputy MD & president, Larsen & Toubro, to lead the infra giant, and meet its ambitious targets. If one were to play a word association game using economic indicator as the words, then a lot of people would probably associate Larsen & Toubro with ‘bellwether’. As a beacon of accomplishment and integrity, the conglomerate operates in businesses such as en ...

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The great convergence

Sany India has forayed into new segments of equipment last few years, and has firmed plans to grow by leaps and bounds. BY Jayashree Mendes When a construction equipment (CE) manufacturer announces that they have rolled out the 1,000th excavator and 1,001st transit mixer machine from a single plant alone in a short span of nine months, and this at a time when the CE market has not been kind to equipment mak ...

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Gaining sparkle

Varun Manian, MD, Radiance Realty, has a number of ventures lined up for the long run. Early this year, you announced plans to scale up operations and diversify into utility-scale renewable energy projects. Could you tell us more details about that? In the next few months, we are planning to scale up our operations quite rapidly. In fact, we are hoping to launch half a million square feet in Chennai within ...

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The Metal with Mettle

Despite being tagged element number 13, aluminium is proving to be lucky for the construction industry, given its multiple uses. BY Mitalee Kurdekar Look at the fast changing skyline of our cities and one clearly notices the contribution made by aluminium, be it small structures or tall skyscrapers. Whether it is glass facades or internal skeletons, most of them rest on aluminium frameworks, right from door ...

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Made to Batch

RMC mixers and batching plants are taking on customised roles to suit varied and ever-changing industry needs. BY Mitalee Kurdekar Concrete is omnipresent in our built environment – be it in buildings, roads, bridges, railways, or dams. Well-mixed, cohesive concrete having a high strength and durability are key requirements for the construction sector and something that users are always looking for. Yet, us ...

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On the fast track

Mangu Singh, MD, DMRC, has changed the concept of public transport with sheer determination and an absolute sense of mission. BY Bibhor Srivastava & Jayashree Kini-Mendes Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible, so said Tony Robbins, a self-made man and self-help coach. It is this pithy saying that comes to mind when one meets Mangu Singh, managing director, Delhi Metro ...

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INFRASTRUCTURE, Gammon India, Abhijit Rajan, CMD, Gammon India

The Jadukata Bridge, the longest span cantilever bridge in India, with a central span of 140m, stretches naturally from one shore to the other, such that it seems to grow out of the rich vegetation itself. The Indian Jadukata Bridge is located in Ranikor in the West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya, 130km from its capital, Shillong. This bridge over the Jadukata river is close to the Indo-Bangladesh border ...

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REAL ESTATE, maar MGF Land, Ashish Jerath, VP, sales, Emaar MGF

The Palm Drive is a luxury group-housing community providing contemporary living within tranquil green spaces. The project is spread over 37.8 acres with 13 high-rise towers and low-rise housing units. The Palm Drive has 1,460 residential units. These include Sky Terraces, Premier Terraces, Palm Studio, Villas, Garden Terraces, Palm Terraces, etc. with the unit area ranging from 2,000-4,500 sq-ft. The desig ...

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Steady as she goes

Jumbo Engineering general manager Masood Raza explains how the MEP contractor is maintaining a path of steady growth General manager Masood Raza describes UAE-based Jumbo Engineering as a medium-sized MEP contractor. The company employs around 350 people and generally bids for contracts in the region of AED50-70. Raza says there is plenty of scope for it to growth at this end of the market. He adds that rev ...

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