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Saint-Gobain’s Gyproc India sets up 4th manufacturing plant in Gujarat

Will raise company’s gypsum-based plasterboard capacity to 83 million sq m Saint-Gobain, a global leader in building and construction materials, has significantly expanded its gypsum-based plasterboard manufacturing capability in India, with its fourth manufacturing unit in the country at Jhagadia in Gujarat, coming on stream. Gyproc India, which has three manufacturing facilities located in Haryana,

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Palestine and India agree on $40m construction projects

Six agreements on developing infrastructure projects in Palestine, worth over $40m, have been signed between Palestinian and Indian delegates. They include a hospital, a printing press, schools and a centre for women’s empowerment and were all subjects of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The most expensive project is for the India-Palestine Super-Specialty hospital at Beit Sahour, in

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Construction of NH-28B gets nod

BAGAHA: The hurdles in construction of NH-28B between Bagaha in West Champaran and Paniyahawa under Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh via Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR), which connects Bagaha-Chhitauni Gandak rail- cum- road bridge have been cleared.Sources said the standing committee of National Board for Wildlife (NBW) in its meeting held on December 8, last year approved the road project, which would

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India needs $330 b to fund construction of houses

India still has a shortage of 18 million homes and requires $330 billion of construction funding. “The existing gross bank credit to the sector is less than $55 billion. If we consider the larger sector beyond residential, the capital infusion requirements are virtually limitless,” said Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANB Capital Advisors. “Indian

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NHAI gears up to achieve record 10,000 Km

The average length of road projects awarded in last 5 years by NHAI was 2,860 Km with 4,335 Km awarded in FY 2016-17. NHAI is all set to achieve a quantum jump in award of road projects in FY 2017-18. Rising to the target set to it by Hon’ble Minister, Nitin Gadkari for award of

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Smart road construction can reduce dust pollution in India

Looking at current situation of the smog and pollution in metropolitan cities in India, it is become very difficult to live and conduct day to day activities with health taking on toll. Quoting an IIT Kanpur study on Delhi’s air pollution, which is considered the most comprehensive report on the issue till date, had identified

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After Elphinstone stampede, highest-ever budgetary allocation for construction of foot overbridges in Mumbai

THE FIRST Budget post the Elphinstone Road station stampede on the Western Railway has made the highest allocation for foot overbridges in the city. The demand for grants for both the Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR), released Tuesday, allocated Rs 880 crore to construct bridges and provide amenities for commuters. Both CR and WR

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Budget 2018: Balanced but not a boon for real estate

All eyes were on the Finance Minister as he delivered his fifth full Union Budget – the last one before the general elections in 2019. As expected, the budget turned out to be populist and sounded excessively cautious while the need of the hour was to provide a positive boost to the economy, which is reeling under

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Fly ash use to be mandatory in all constructions in Nagpur

NAGPUR: Fly ash bricks will soon be made mandatory for all constructions, be it individual houses, residential flat schemes or commercial complexes, across the city and district. All civic bodies, including Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), will include this condition while giving permission to building plans. Fly ash use will also be made mandatory in

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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Advises Emami Cement on 30 Year Agreement

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas advised Emami Cement Limited in relation a 30 year agreement with Nuvoco Vistas Corporation Limited (formerly known as Lafarge India Limited) in relation to usage of its of railway sliding in Chhattisgarh, on a license basis. The agreement would enable Emami Cement to transport goods and material to and from its cement manufacturing plant in Chhattisgarh. The