Rouhan Sharma

Rouhan Sharma is an experienced corporate news reporter with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry across television, print media and the

web. He has covered a wide variety of industries and subjects and currently writes on infrastructure in India. Skilled in communications planning, news writing and storytelling, Rouhan hails from the tea estates of Assam and is an outdoors enthusiast.
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MEP Infrastructure hopes to improve operating margins

MEP Infrastructure Developers (MEPIDL) expects its operating margins to improve in the coming quarters after a 13% year-on-year contraction in the first quarter this fiscal.

highway sector, highway industry News

Ramky Infrastructure to sell NAM Expressway to Cube Highways

Awarded in May 2010 by the Andhra Pradesh Road Development Corporation under the build-operate-transfer mode, the NAM Expressway toll project carries a concession period of 24 years.

road, highway sector, highway industry News

Ramky may sell NAM Expressway to Cube Highways

I Squared Capital-backed toll roads owner and operator, Cube Highways, is in advanced discussions with Ramky Infrastructure to purchase the latter's entire stake in its Narketpally Addanki Medarametala Expressway, also called

Industry News

HAM Projects: KNR in talks with Cube, Brookfield

Infrastructure developer KNR Constructions is in talks with Cube Highways and Canadian asset manager Brookfield to sell its entire stake in four of its road projects that were won under the hybrid annuity model.

Infrastructure News

Lack of investments by both government and private sector may affect order flow of construction firms

The lack of investments either by the government or the private sector may result in a slowing order book for engineering and construction companies this fiscal, with the June quarter already showing very few signs of a pick-

l&t, construction sector, construction industry News

Outside food in multiplexes: HC pulls up Maharashtra govt

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Maharashtra government as the latter backed down from its earlier stance favouring moviegoers to carry their own food into cinema halls to counter the problem of overcharging b

Bombay High Court, Outside food in multiplexes, Maharashtra govt, Nagpur News

Mumbai project: Monorail running cost to go up, commuters spared

The cost of running Mumbai’s monorail project is expected to shoot up with operators demanding a higher rate.

Infrastructure News

MIAL wants to boost Navi Mumbai airport capacity by 50%

GVK-led Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) has decided to expand the capacity of the Navi Mumbai airport by 50% from 60 million passengers to 90 million passengers.

Airlines/Aviation News

Virar – Alibaug multimodal corridor: Farmers having land holdings to get 5 times the market value for their land

MMRDA is willing to follow the same method of paying compensation as had been done in the case of the Nagpur-Mumbai Expressway.

Infrastructure News

Investment in roads, renewables: Piramal Capital in talks to raise $550 million

According to research and ratings firm Icra, the opportunity for mergers and acquisitions activity is the highest in the roads sector.

Industry News

MSRDC acquires 86% land for proposed Rs 46,000 cr, 701 km long, Nagpur-Mumbai super communication expressway

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has acquired 86% of the land needed for the construction of the proposed Rs 46,000-crore, 701-km-long, Nagpur-Mumbai super communication expressway (NMSCE), as of July 2.

msrdc, highway sector, highway industry News

Loss making HCC applies for excess pay for CMD Ajit Gulabchand

Even as Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) continues to make annual losses, it has filed an application with the ministry of corporate affairs, requesting an approval for remuneration for its chairman and managing director

hcc, hindustan construction company News

Debt Reduction: IL&FS in talks with NIIF to sell roads, energy portfolios

Mumbai-based infrastructure development and finance major IL&FS Group is in talks with the government’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to sell its roads and renewable energy portfolios.

Industry News

Adani Group planning 140-acre integrated township in Navi Mumbai

Ahmedabad-based Adani Group is planning to construct an integrated township spread over approximately 140 acres in the upcoming Navi Mumbai Influence Notified Area (NAINA) in Navi Mumbai.

Adani Group, NAINA, VPPL, CIDCO, MCHI, Wadhwa Group, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, Navi Mumbai Metro News

JNPT SEZ to bid out 280 acres; Tata Motors, DP World keen to set up base

Of the 280 acres, a single plot of 250 acres is proposed to be bid out on a co-development basis for setting up a processing zone.

sez, economy News

IL&FS in talks with Cube Highways to sell tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir

he cost for construction of CNT, also known as Patnitop tunnel, was originally estimated at about `2,600 crore, but due to cost escalations it went up to around Rs 4,000 crore.

highway, highway industry, panitop tunnel, Chenani-Nashri tunnel way News

Mumbai coastal road construction to start from October

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is aiming to start construction of the proposed Rs 15,000 crore Mumbai coastal road project from October this year.

Infrastructure News

HDFC to launch $600-m housing fund, NIIF may commit $100 million

Mortgage lender HDFC is set to launch a $600-million equity fund, targeting investments in middle income, urban and affordable housing.

Industry News

Land acquisition by NHAI slows down in last 2 years

The National Highways Authority of India’s (NHAI) progress in land acquisition has somewhat stalled in the last couple of years due to rising land costs, coupled with the amendment in 2015 to the Right to Fair Compensation

India News

EPC road projects being given away at discounts

The average bid for an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) road contract has come down by 15-25% over the last few years. This is thanks to the intense competition in this space after the government switched focus

EPC, EPC road project, roadways, infrastructure, HAM projects News

Road projects: Toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model may fetch Modi government Rs 12,000-18,000 crore

The next three bundles of road projects, to be sold to investors via the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model, are expected to fetch the government between Rs 12,000 crore and Rs 18,000 crore.

Road projects, roadways, Toll operate transfer model, TOT model, Modi government News

Mumbai monorail operator Scomi Engineering may get termination letter from MMRDA

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning to issue a termination letter to Scomi Engineering, the supplier and operator of Mumbai's monorail coaches.

Infrastructure News

L&T plans to bid for HAM projects through subsidiary

L&T’s decision follows a similar decision by toll roads developer IRB Infrastructure Developers, which had changed strategy midway in FY18 to also bid for HAM projects as the government was not awarding any build-operate-tr

Larsen & Toubro, World class infrastructure, L&T, engineering and construction, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation, DMICDC, India International Convention and Expo Centre, IICC News

Jaigarh capacity will be doubled, says BVJK Sharma, Joint MD, CEO of JSW Infrastructure

JSW Infrastructure is planning a port city around its flagship Jaigarh port in Maharashtra even as it aims to increase the company’s overall cargo capacity to 200 million tonnes from the 75 million tonnes at present.

JSW Steel, Competition Commission of India, MIEL, AION, Monnet Ispat and Energy, news on JSW steel, latest news on jsw steel News

Clubs, hotels, malls, theatres; Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex to get glitzier, but no projects near completion

For now, though, workers at the site say it could be at least another two years before the facility is fully operational.

BKC,  Bandra Kurla Complex, BKC construction delayed News

BKC Realty: Premium office buildings see uptick in rentals

Property consultants Knight Frank India has estimated that top buildings such as Maker Maxity and TCG have seen a 5-10% increase in rentals to Rs 300-350 per sq ft from Rs 270-310 per sq ft about a year ago.

Premium office complexes in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) are finally seeing an uptick in rentals even as rates in most other office buildings in the central business district (CBD) are stagnant at Rs 200-220 per sq ft. News

Mumbai coastal road receives bids over 200% higher than estimates

The coastal road was proposed almost a decade ago. Construction of the 9.98-km coastal road has been divided into three parts, starting from Princess Street on Marine Drive to the south end of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

Infrastructure News