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Gaining Altitude

Development of new airports is seeing an emergence of new materials and designs. By Team CW When the government launched the UDAN-RCS (regional connectivity scheme), it gave hope to millions of Indians who always wanted to fly, but could not afford to. The scheme has two components, of which the main component was to develop new and enhance existing ones thus increasing the number of operational ones. This ...

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Mind the Gap

Of course, India is building roads rapidly. However, authorities need to offer clearer facts about the kind of equipment and technology being used. By Jayashree Kini Mendes We are not denying that India is not building her infrastructure. Though late in the day, it is happening — slowly and steadily. But the point that most city folk would like to know is: Where are these roads & highways actually comin ...

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WIRING THE WORLD BELOW

Spread across 5 lakh sq-ft, the multi-level Howrah Metro station is 30m below ground level. The Howrah Station witnesses footfalls of over 10.5 lakh per day. You can imagine the bustle! More than 730 trains ply through two railway yards when the area also has a bus terminus and ferry services across the Hooghly river. With the modern Metro Rail coming up in Kolkata, Howrah will also get a Metro station, whi ...

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Discreet Charm

The varied and exotic materials, shapes and sizes for flooring is catching the Indian real estate industry by storm. By Jayashree Kini Mendes One may walk all over it and if it’s a sound floor, it knows better than to protest. And no, we are not talking about the stealth factor here. As an application, the right flooring material is for the long haul. Flooring is not always only tiles. Other materials that ...

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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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A Renewed Focus

With the growing realisation of the high cost and and scarcity of fossil fuels and the potential of renewable energy, Qatar is expanding its renewable energy infrastructure and investing heavily in related projects. With a renewed and committed focus on available alternative sources of energy, Qatar, with abundant sunlight all year round, is already looking at solar energy as a viable option. Qatar has alre ...

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Winning the Present

Since joining Ozone Group in 2014, could you tell us your initiatives in innovations, charting the growth path and how you execute projects? Since joining Ozone Group, my primary focus has been to deliver innovative and state-of-the-art townships, keeping the buyers requirements on a pedestal. Excellence, ground-breaking construction know-how and visual appeal are a few significant features we follow while ...

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Looks Good

Rajeev Antony, MD, Schüco India, explains how they have adapted to the Indian market, while keeping strong German standards. BY Jayashree Mendes How do you work out the designs for your products? Schüco has a pedigree of more than 60 years globally. We have a policy that in every new country we approach, we launch our bouquet of global products as they fit in easily into local requirements. We also adapt sp ...

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Green Wash

New materials and technologies are helping create eco-friendly roofs so that residents don’t hit the roof. BY jayashree mendes With land prices shooting through the roof and cities bursting at the seams, it’s unreasonable for the common man to afford the luxury of building a house. One has to be content to buy an apartment if it’s within one’s means. Having said that, it doesn’t signify doom for the industr ...

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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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