The Government has cancelled approvals of nine special economic zones (SEZs). This decision was taken by the Board of Approvals (BoA) for SEZ, at its meeting on 18 September.
The Budget proposes low-cost housing for young citizens with Rs 4,000 crore; allocation of Rs 4,000 crore for affordable housing via National Housing Bank and housing for all by 2022, which will create a favourable environment that will boost affordable housing in the country.
Banks have requested Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to allow them to classify loans given to developers of affordable housing projects as priority sector lending. If RBI assigns priority sector tag to such loans, it would encourage developers to build affordable homes owing to availability of funding from banks. Also, it would enab
Andhra Pradesh government invited solar power developers to submit applications within four weeks for setting up solar photovoltaic power plant in the state. The state government assured that it would pay Rs 6.49 per kWh of power generated from such plants. AP Transco proposed to rope in any solar power developer, even those who have not participated in the recen
Larsen and Toubro Infrastructure Development Projects, Leighton Welspun Contractors, Uniquest Infra Ventures, Reliance Infrastructure, have emerged as developers who can bid for largest national highway projects. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has recently circulated the annual qualification list for 2013 for 61 bidders, including five for which the results were withheld primarily for some
Developers involved in widening four-lane roads to six lane may have to wait till the completion of the projects before collecting toll. The Union Road Transport Ministry is planning to rewrite the Model Concession Agreement (MCA) that allows them to collect toll.
For the proposal of road projects' premium rescheduling, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has put up a few broad points. First, the proposal neither adversely impacts the net revenue implication for the NHAI over contract period of project,
The mining department of Odisha government asked the developers of Rampia and Mandakini A coal blocks to submit status of the end-use power plants. The above two blocks are allotted to captive miners who are developing power plants. While Rampia coal block is allotted jointly to Sterlite Energy, GMR Energy, ArcellorMittal India, Lanco Group, Navbharat Power and Relia
FranceÂ’s Vinci Construction India head Thomas Bigueure, has said that the company is in talks with at least one infrastructure firm to acquire its concession. He added that the company is looking at acquiring the concessions of those developers who are looking to exit from road projects. It is an indication of revival of interest in Indian roads sector.