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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India’s first cruise service opens on Mumbai-Goa route

The most premium travel experience by far between Mumbai and Goa was launched on Wednesday evening.

cruis, ship News

Nagpur airport expansion contract to be awarded soon

With the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur operating at overcapacity, Maharashtra Airport Development Company is set to award a contract to expand the airport to one of five bidders in two-three months.

nagpur airport, civil avaition sector, civil aviation industry News

NBCC plans to buy two smaller PSEs

Government-owned NBCC (India) is in talks to acquire two smaller public sector enterprises —HSCC (India), formerly known as Hospital Services Consultancy, and Engineering Projects (India) (EPI).

nbcc, nbcc india, hscc, hospital services consultancy, epi, anoop mittal, hscc india News

IRB Infra plans to open Rs 300-crore Sindhudurg airport in September

IRB’s wholly-owned project company – IRB Sindhudurg Airport Private Limited – is constructing the project on a design-build-finance-operate-transfer (DBFOT) basis under a 95-year concession with MIDC.

IRB Infra, greenfield airport, Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra, MIDC News

Essar Ports to refinance $600-million debt

The company is not looking at more borrowings this year as it would spend Rs 400-500 crore from internal accruals to expand capacities across its portfolio.

essar, essar group, essar ports, exports, port, vizag, visakhapatnam, News

Bandra-Worli sea link: Traffic falls 13% in 2017-18

Traffic on Mumbai's Bandra-Worli sea link fell 13% in 2017-18, the first fall in five years, with the average daily number of vehicles that used the road at 32,312.

Traffic on Mumbai's Bandra-Worli sea link fell 13% in 2017-18, the first fall in five years, with the average daily number of vehicles that used the road at 32,312. News

Mumbai Development Plan 2034: Higher FSI, lower premiums bring cheers to developers

Higher supply creation may exert downward pressure on prices over time.

Residential FSI in the suburbs has seen a small increase to 2.5 from 2 while for south Mumbai, it has been increased to 3 from 1.33. News

We are targeting a million deliveries per day by 2022, deputy managing director, Gati

Logistics company Gati is gearing up to cater to rising e-commerce deliveries with a Rs 250-crore investment in technology, operations network and fleet size over the next five years.

Bala Aghoramurthy, deputy managing director, Gati, shares the details with Rouhan Sharma on this fast-growing segment. News

Here’s how Information Technology is making ports more efficient

Deployment of Logistics Databank System (LDB) has improved performance of the logistics chain in India

Information Technology,  logistics chain, warehousing, DMICDC Logistics Data Services, NICDIT, Japan News

Nagpur-Mumbai expressway work to start by September

The acquisition of land for the proposed Rs 46,000-crore Nagpur-Mumbai expressway is almost complete with 80% of the total 8,603 hectares required already in possession of the implementing authority, Maharashtra State Road De

Nagpur-Mumbai expressway, Nagpur, Mumbai, expressway, new expressway, Nagpur-Mumbai highway, Nagpur to mumbai highway, roadway, mumbai expressway, maharashtra expressway News

IL&FS Investment eyes soft close of $1-billion fund

IL&FS Investment Managers (IIML) is set to achieve a soft close of its proposed billion-dollar infrastructure fund within the next six months, even as it is looking to achieve the target corpus within a year.

IL&FS Investment, equity fund, equity fund investments in india News

IDFC Alternatives raising third infrastructure fund

IDFC Alternatives is in the process of raising a third fund that it plans to deploy in operational infrastructure assets.

IDFC Alternatives, idfc News

Hiranandani Group plans to foray into warehousing, logistics with Rs 3000 cr investment

Hiranandani Group is planning a foray into the warehousing and logistics industry with an investment of Rs 3,000 crore. As part of its initial plan, it is looking to develop over 400 acres across Pune, Chennai and Nashik.

Hiranandani Group, warehousing, logistics, investment, Niranjan Hiranandani News

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust handles record volume at 4.83 million TEUs in FY18

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s largest public port, ended financial year 2017-2018 with record volumes, handling 4.83 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs), a year-on year (y-o-y) growth of 7.4%.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust , port, Nhava Sheva India Gateway Terminal News

Indian shipping industry may hit foreign shores to fight slump

Caught in deep waters, the Indian shipping industry may be contemplating converting their ships to foreign registration, potentially causing a loss in taxes of about Rs 8,000 crore to the central exchequer.

shipping, shipping industry, mining, sea transport, MTO News

Power sector business charged up on Bangladesh

Financing, a key concern in large projects, is not seen as a constraint in this case, as markets such as Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka have been attracting interest from multilateral funding agencies.

power sector, bangladesh, India, indian engineering, bangladesh power sector News

Lack of funds: Tea research scientists go without pay

Just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged scientists to spend time with students, it has come to light that Tocklai Tea Research Institute, the premier research and development (R&D) centre for the Indian tea industr

Tea research scientists, tea, tea plantation News

NHAI no longer keen to put up smaller TOT packages for bidding

Having mopped up Rs 9,681 crore from the first TOT (toll, operate, transfer) package, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is no longer keen to put smaller packages up for bidding.

nhai, road development, hihjway sector News

Mumbai civic body selects bidders for coastal road project segments

The Rs 10,000-crore, eight-lane Mumbai coastal road project is making progress, with the nodal agency, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)

coastal road project segments, road sector, highway industry News

IndInfravit Trust to raise Rs 3,000 crore

IndInfravit Trust, the infrastructure investment trust of L&T Infrastructure Developers (L&T IDPL) — a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) — is in the process of raising Rs 3,000 crore.

icra, aaa, economy News

Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway: Know awesome details about India’s largest road project

Besides being the largest road project of all, the 700-km-long expressway would offer users state-of-the-art amenities

road, road construction, highway sector, onstruction costs of the project News

Shipping ministry for bringing MTOs under self-regulation

The shipping ministry, which is finalising the draft of the Multimodal Transportation of Goods (MMTG) Bill, 2018, proposes to bring all multimodal transport operators (MTO) under self regulation, doing away with the mandatory

shipping, shipping industry, mining, sea transport, MTO News

We will initiate talks with investors on our InvIT in Q3/S4 of FY19, says MD of MEP Infrastructure Developers

MEP Infrastructure Developers (MEPID) has postponed the plan to list its infrastructure investment trust (InvIT), said Jayant Mhaiskar, vice-chairman and managing director, MEPIDL.

NHAI, National Highways Authority of India, Deepak Kumar, highways, road transport and highways,  News

MEP Infrastructure Developers inks joint venture with ITD Cementation for HAM road projects

Mumbai-based MEP Infrastructure Developers (MEPIDL) has tied up with ITD Cementation, a subsidiary of Italian-Thai Development Company, in order to bid jointly for upcoming road projects under the hybrid annuity model (HAM).

MEP Infra, road saector, itd cementation News

L&T gets Shivaji memorial contract; revises bid downwards to Rs 2,500 cr

A year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the proposed 210-metre tall statue of Maratha warrior king Shivaji Bhonsle off the Mumbai coast, the construction work for the project has been awarded t

Narendra Modi, Larsen & Toubro, AFCONS Infrastructure, Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Devendra Fadnavis News

Adani on prowl for road assets, eyes Essel, IL&FS projects

The Adani Group has also roped in Krishna Prakash Maheshwari, former CEO of Essel Highways, the road development arm of Essel Infraprojects. Maheshwari is an industry veteran with over two decades of experience in infrastruct

Adani, Adani Group, road assets, eyes Essel, IL&FS projects, Essel Highways, Tatva Global Environment, United Phosphorus News

Budget 2018: TOT, Infrastructure investment Trust path for infrastructure funding

Budget 2018: INDIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE BUDGET for 2018-19, placed at close to Rs 6 lakh crore, will be funded both from budgetary and non-budgetary sources with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), expected to ta

Budget 2018: INDIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE BUDGET for 2018-19, placed at close to Rs 6 lakh crore, will be funded both from budgetary and non-budgetary sources with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), expected to tap the markets via an infrastructure investment Trust (InvIT). News
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