Pratap Padode, Founder, FIRST Construction Council decodes what the finance minister has planned for infrastructure and development. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman continued the thrust on infrastructure as she announced a capital expenditure outlay of ₹10 trillion for the financial year 2023-24. This would be a 33% increase from the CAPEX allocation announced in the previous...
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How the ₹10 trillion capex will power rail, road & urban infra
GST Rates Cut, Affordable Housing Redefined
The slash in GST rates to 5 per cent without ITC from the previous 12 per cent with ITC for premium homes, and to 1 per cent minus ITC for affordable homes from the earlier 8 per cent, gives the beleaguered realty sector the much-needed breathing room and will certainly help it maintain some forward momentum in 2019.
Smart Construction Management
The construction industry has a massive role to play in the overall economic health of our country, and yet we are losing around 10 per cent-30 per cent of it through wastage.
Post Budget Analysis | Ports
Budget allocation of Rs 600 crore for projects under Sagarmala, Rs 322.6 crore for the development of ports and Rs 508 crore for grants to the Inland Water Transport Authority of India.
The mechanism proposed to buy surplus solar energy from solar pumps by the distribution utilities as well as push for deployment of solar energy under the smart city programme are encouraging for PV module manufacturers, EPC and system integrators/channel partners
Post Budget Analysis | Infrastructure
Capital outlay for the infrastructure sector up to Rs 5.97 lakh crore in FY2018v19 (up 20.8 per cent over FY2018), with major increase for segments like railways, telecommunication and affordable housing.
Post Budget Analysis | Infrastructure: Railway
Higher capital expenditure outlay for the railways (increased by 11.8 per cent from 2017v18 and 22.1 per cent from 2017v18) at Rs 1.46 lakh crore to support infrastructure projects. Of this, the budgetary allocation from the government stands at Rs 53,060 crore (up from Rs 40,000 crore in 2017v18, and marginally lower than 2017v18).
Post Budget Analysis | Aviation
The Budget has reiterated the focus on improving regional connectivity through the UDAN scheme.
The Year in Infrastructure 2017
With more than 1,500 delegates and channel partners, 130 visiting journalists from 28 countries, showcase of more than 50 projects and countless announcements and sessions, the larger-than-life expo by Bentley Systems, was an exhilarating experience.
Affordable housing is now lucrative for real estate majors
The announcement of infra status for the affordable housing segment in the Budget will open up new avenues for developers planning to offer budget housing units and will make it easy and comfortable for them to get finance from lending agencies.