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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Smart Cities Mission projects get off the ground in 2016; Rs 1,32,197 cr proposals approved

Also, about half of the 60 cities have formed the special purpose vehicles (SPVs) mandated by the central government. (Each city has to set up a SPV, headed by a CEO, through which the city development plan will be executed).

Economy News

Hybrid model roads projects suffer financial commitment hit; NHAI cancels 2

Over a dozen road projects conceived under the hybrid annuity model are stuck for want of financial commitments while a couple have been cancelled by the NHAI.

India News

Union Budget 2017: Arun Jaitley hikes outlay for national highways to Rs 64,000 cr; private players cheer

Budgetary outlay for national highways increased to `64k crore; private players cheer hike

Union Budget 2017: Arun Jaitley hikes outlay for national highways to Rs 64,000 cr; private players cheer

To cut Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai travel time by half, Narendra Modi govt mulls 1,080 kmph Hyperloop tech

A proposal to cut travel time between both Mumbai and Delhi and Mumbai and Chennai by half to just an hour could be taken up by the central government soon.

Economy News

Navi Mumbai International Airport bids submission date extended again; Tata Realty, Voluptas, GMR, GVK voice concern over cost

Tata Realty, Voluptas Developers, GMR and Mumbai International Airport articulated concerns

Economy News

Navi Mumbai International Airport may have only 3 bidders – GVK’s MIAL, GMR, Hiranandani Group

GMR, Voluptas Developers (a Hirandanani Group company) along with Zurich Airport, and the GVK-led Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) are likely to end up as the only bidders for the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport

India News

Navi Mumbai International Airport, hit by hurdles, is a long way from take-off

Building the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) is going to pose challenges on several fronts, it seems.

Economy News

Largest sea bridge in India, Rs 17,750 cr Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project now at final bidding stage

Thirty-one companies, including engineering major Larsen & Toubro and China Railway Construction Bridge Engineering Bureau Group, have qualified for the final stage of bidding for the R17,750-crore Mumbai Trans Harbour Link p

Economy News

Maharashtra extends date to submit bids for Navi Mumbai airport

Following receipt of a solitary bid from the GVK-led Mumbai International Airport, the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) on Monday extended the deadline for submission of bids for the Navi Mumbai airport by

Economy News

Maharashtra road building: MSRDC implementing projects worth Rs 65,000 cr, including first-of-its-kind Nagpur-Mumbai expressway; honcho Kiran Kurundkar explains

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), the state’s nodal agency for big-ticket projects, is implementing projects worth Rs 65,000 crore, including the Nagpur-Mumbai expressway, the first-of-its-kind sup

Economy News

Maharashtra: Relief for commuters, Mumbai to get both Bandra-Versova Sea Link and Coastal road

The Maharashtra government has decided to go ahead with both the coastal road project and the Bandra-Versova Sea Link (BVSL), which will run parallel to each other in the northern suburbs.

Economy News

Infrastructure: Maharashtra plans 10,000 km of road projects under HAM model

With the newly-introduced hybrid annuity model (HAM) slowly becoming popular at the Centre, states too are beginning to adopt the model.

Economy News

Know all about Mumbai’s first drive-in theatre

At just R1,000 a ticket — for a carload of people —Mumbai’s first drive-in theatre that opens in August at Maker Maxity in the Bandra Kurla Complex, an eastern suburb in Mumbai, promises to be a good deal.

Industry News

24×7 water for all raises the bar

Nagpur’s PPP project for regular water supply is being looked at closely by other cities and towns

Economy News

Underperforming Godhra Tollways set to be bought for Rs 300 cr by IDFC Alternatives

Godhra Tollways is an 85-km expressway project that runs from Godhra in Gujarat to the Madhya Pradesh border

Underperforming Godhra Tollways set to be bought for Rs 300 cr by IDFC Alternatives

Bandra-Versova Sea link and Princess Street-Kandivali road: Mumbai coastal roads set for collision course

With the state government yet to announce which of the two — the Bandra-Versova Sea Link or the coastal road from Princess Street to Kandivali — should be built, the sponsors of both projects have started the work on thei

Economy News

Reliance Infrastructure to put all highway projects in InvIT; may do so with metro, discoms too

Reliance Infrastructure has decided to put all its 11 road assets into an infrastructure investment trust (InvIT), which it expects to launch during the January-March quarter of the current fiscal, company sources told FE.

Economy News

Transportation segment order books swell on pick-up in awards

Pick-up in awards in the transportation segment has kept the order books of developers focused on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) ringing.

Transportation segment order books swell on pick-up in awards

Bandra- Worli sea link may get Canadian booster shot for Bandra-Versova project

A leading Canadian pension fund might pick up a stake in the Bandra-Worli sea link as Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) looks to monetise the asset.

Economy News

To get Rs 46,000 cr Mumbai-Nagpur expressway going, MSRDC talks to lenders for funds

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), the nodal agency for the R46,000-crore Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway, is talking to lenders, including State Bank of India (SBI) and IDBI Bank for funds, senior bankers and g

Economy News

Banks seek changes to model agreement for road projects

With fewer than ten hybrid annuity model (HAM) road projects having achieved financial closure so far, banks have proposed several changes to the model concession agreement (MCA).

Industry News

Smart Cities: Here’s how Nagpur, Chandigarh, Puducherry could evolve

With France proposing to develop Nagpur, Chandigarh, and Puducherry as Smart Cities, they could evolve under a common urban model

Smart Cities: Here’s how Nagpur, Chandigarh, Puducherry could evolve

Navi Mumbai International Airport project: After disqualification, Hiranandani back in fray

The Hiranandani Group is back in the fray for the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) project along with its consortium partner, Zurich Airport.

Economy News

Mumbai traffic woes for commuters set to ease, but it’s a watery affair

The Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) is preparing a comprehensive plan to put in place a water transport network for the entire Greater Mumbai metropolitan region.

Economy News

Government may declare 93 Maharashtra roads national highways

The ministry of road transport & highways (MoRTH) has given its “in principle” approval for declaring 93 selected stretches of state roads and highways as new national highways in Maharashtra.

Economy News

Project cost for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link doubles, toll for passenger cars won’t change

The project cost for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) has doubled over the past four years, but the toll for passenger cars (one-way) is expected to remain at the same level proposed in 2012 — R175-220.

Project cost for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link doubles, toll for passenger cars won’t change

Inland Waterways Authority plans to raise Rs 1,000 crore via bond issue

IWAI is currently working to appoint a credit rating agency after which it expects to complete the appointment of the lead managers for the issue by the end of October

Inland Waterways Authority plans to raise Rs 1,000 crore via bond issue