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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HAM boost: 22 NHAI awarded projects achieve financial closure

Bankers seem to be warming up to the road projects under the hybrid annuity model (HAM) with 22 projects among 43 awarded by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) achieving financial closure.

HAM boost: 22 NHAI awarded projects achieve financial closure

Bandra-Kurla Complex turning into India’s most happening business cum leisure hub; MMRDA set to add to it Rs 1,000 cr road project boost

One elevated road will stretch from Dharavi to the Bandra Worli Sea Link cutting through the mangrove forest; in addition, two flyovers of two lanes each will run from the sea link into the complex.

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Infrastructure road block: Rs 18,000 cr of highways projects slip behind schedule; lack of clearances blamed

As many as 22 road projects worth Rs 18,300 crore, awarded between July 2015 and October 2016, have slipped behind schedule.

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Nagpur-Mumbai expressway land acquisition hits farmers’ roadblock in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra government’s plans to acquire land for the proposed Nagpur-Mumbai expressway may have hit a roadblock with farmers in the districts of Bhiwandi, Kalyan and Thane not having given their consent so far.

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Infrastructure in India: ICICI Bank-backed fund sees jump in space, set to raise Rs 3000 cr

ICICI Bank-backed infrastructure debt fund India Infradebt plans to raise Rs 3,000 crore via bonds in FY18 in anticipation of growth picking up in the infrastructure space, MD & CEO Suvek Nambiar told FE.

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33 companies bid for Nagpur-Mumbai Expressway project; MSRDC claims 90% of land acquired, farmers say yet to give consent

Out of the 33 companies, 17 companies have bid singly while the remaining have organised themselves into 10 groups. Of the single bidders, ten are Indian companies, three are Chinese, and one from Kuwait and Singapore each, r

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Road developers get big HAM, EPC boost, pending orders grow 2x to Rs 85,000 cr

A pick-up in project awards in the roads sector, driven by both the new hybrid annuity model (HAM), and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects, has vastly improved the order book position of EPC-focussed roa

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Mumbai waits for upgrade to waste treatment plants matching global standards

This teeming mass of humanity generates, on a daily basis, 7,500 tonnes of solid waste and 2,100 million litres of sewage, or waste water.

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Mumbai Metro Line 1: Even as ridership falls short of target, losses mount, hope floats on new lines

Three years after its launch in June 2014, ridership on Mumbai’s Metro line 1 is averaging 3.55 lakh commuters on weekdays.

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Bandra-Versova Sea Link: Ten contractors shortlisted in initial round

The Maharashtra Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), the nodal agency for the proposed Bandra Versova Sea Link (BVSL), has shortlisted ten contractors in the initial round.

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Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link project bid dates extended to June 5; estimated cost pegged at Rs 17,750 cr

The last date for submission of bids, or request for proposals (RFP), for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project has been extended by two months to June 5.

Economy News

Maharashtra to award 10,000 HAM projects costing Rs 30,000 cr; tender to be floated in May

Maharashtra’s public works department (PWD) is planning to award about 10,000 km of projects under the hybrid annuity model (HAM) in the next three-four months.

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Mumbai IFSC: MMRDA looks for JV partner to set up SPV

MMRDA would hold a stake in the SPV while the JV partner could either be a state government agency or even a private partner.

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MAHAINFRA: Maharashtra to put idle land to good use, power-up infrastructure projects

The Maharashtra government has started the process of identifying land parcels that will be housed in MAHAINFRA, a special purpose vehicle (SPV), Sudhir Mungantiwar, state finance minister, said.

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L&T, HCC and Hyundai Engineering among dozen bidders

Larsen& Toubro, HCC and Hyundai Engineering are among the dozen firms that have bid for Mumbai’s much-awaited four-lane coastal road project.

Industry News

Cautious banks slow hybrid annuity projects in roads sector

With bankers still somewhat wary of lending to the roads sector, just 17 of the 32 projects awarded in the hybrid annuity mode, have achieved financial closure.

Economy News

Hudco loans Rs 1,768 crore to MSRDC project

The Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), under the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation (MoHUPA), has approved a loan facility of Rs 1768 crore for Maharashtra’s showpiece highways project — the

Economy News

Narendra Modi government identifies 10 road projects in first ToT; set to fetch Rs 3,500 cr

The ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) has identified a clutch of 10 road projects across a stretch of 646 km to be bundled and bid out in the TOT or toll, operate, transfer mode.

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With Rs 26,000 crore debt, IL&FS unit ITNL looks to refinance Rs 9,000 crore loans

Saddled with a debt of R26,000 crore, IL&FS Transportation Networks India (ITNL), the road development arm of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), is looking to refinance about R9,000 crore.

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Maharashtra government’s order to stop toll collection hits road developers hard as PWD fails to pay up full amount

Road developers in Maharashtra have received less than the half the amount they are owed by the Public Works Department (PWD), over the last two years.

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Maharashtra Road Development Corporation takes advantage of MCLR regime, repays Rs 257 cr high-cost loans

Taking advantage of the new marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) regime, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has repaid high-cost loans of R257 crore that it owed to a clutch of public sector ba

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MEP Infrastructure HAM projects: 5 hybrid annuity model projects’ financial closure completed

Mumbai-based MEP Infrastructure has completed the financial closures for five out of six hybrid annuity model projects that it won last year.

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Bandra-Worli Sea Link not as popular as predicted

Eight years after it was thrown open, the daily average traffic on the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link — or the Bandra Worli Sea Link — is smaller than a third of the original estimate.

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NHAI cancels Udaipur Bypass road project awarded to MBL Infrastructures under HAM model

The Udaipur bypass road project, awarded to MBL Infrastructures under the hybrid annuity model (HAM), has been cancelled by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the company said on a recent analysts call.

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Falling tariffs force Madhav Infra Projects to put its solar assets up for sale

Vadodara-based Madhav Infra Projects has put its 34 MW of solar assets up for sale. The company’s solar business is believed to be worth about R300 crore.

Industry News

New Tech to convert waste energy may help India deal with garbage woes

A new technology to convert waste to energy might help India deal with its mounting garbage woes

Industry News

Smart cities: Pune Municipal Corporation plans India’s largest municipal bond issue of Rs 2,300 cr

PMC plans to use the funds for a 24*7 water supply project for the city while AMC has also identified an urban infrastructure project.

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