Developers of affordable housing projects are finding it difficult to get increased credit from banks. Reason: Banks are yet to treat loans to budget housing as loans to infrastructure, despite the government according infrastructure status to affordable housing in the 2017-18 Budget. Full Story

Foreign investment in real estate down 20%

While global institutional investors’ interest in Indian real estate continues to show an uptick, the latest June quarter has shown a decline in their investment owing to delayed conclusion of a few large deals. Indian real estate has attracted investments worth $1.08 billion in the June quarter across 11 transactions, down 20% from a year ago, showed data from Venture Intelligence. Full Story

75% of planned central infrastructure projects unlikely to meet deadline

India’s infrastructure woes are likely to worsen as nearly 75 percent of central infrastructure projects are either delayed or yet to give a definite timeline for completion.

That’s according to a report by CARE Ratings that’s compiled data provided by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Full Story

Cops to focus on road engineering defects, infra

The police department is going to adopt a proactive approach for minimising road accidents by increasing the focus on engineering defects, infrastructure and safety measures. Full Story

Why infrastructure stocks are falling

Shares of infrastructure companies have tumbled this year. Concerns range from project financing to macro risks in an election year, brokerages Nomura and Citi said. Full Story

As many as 343 infrastructure projects, each worth Rs150-crore or above, have shown cost overrun of Rs2.16-lakh-crore owing to delays and other reasons, a report said. Full story
Uncertainties caused by political wrangling are deterring major UK-based infrastructure investors from backing local projects. Full Story
Infrastructure spending is going to make a visible impact on service delivery and reflect in rapid and inclusive economic growth, according to Crisil. Full Story

A view through an infrastructure investor's prism

Perspectives on infrastructure assets vary widely: While investors focus on investment returns, policymakers analyse both financial and socio-economic benefits. It would be worthwhile for policymakers to view things through an investor's investment prism because an understanding of the critical factors that shape investment decisions will help frame better policies to expedite Indian infrastructure creation. Full Story

The Bombay high court on Monday asked the state to explain what regulatory mechanism it proposes to ensure that complaints from buyers in unregistered real estate projects are adjudicated. Full Story

According to a Composite Water Management Index developed by NITI Aayog, Gujarat topped among states in efficiency of water management in 2016-17, followed by Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Full Story

The Tata Group is looking at monetising income-producing assets worth Rs 800-1,000 crore of two companies as it restructures its infrastructure and real estate businesses, said two people with direct knowledge of the development. Full Story
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund plans to increase AUMs from around $230 billion to over $400 billion by 2020. Full Story

Aerospace and defence manufacturers in the country have responded to the Union government’s draft policy on establishing defence testing infrastructure (DTI). Full Story

GMR Infrastructure, the operator of Delhi and Hyderabad airports, is planning to monetise 137 acres of land around the two airports in 2018-2019, which is expected to give a further fillip to the airport business. Full Story
Policy initiatives like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Housing For All have resulted in real estate attracting 25% of the total private equity investments, according to Grant Thornton. Full Story








Technology in retail mall business

Newer technologies have been employed at all stages of real estate business, be they in construction, project management, marketing and sales, or even customer relations. Zaggle's Managing Director & CEO Avinash Godkhindi, explains the intricacies of how technology can impact real estate business especially in the retail sector.

Biggest impetus for us has been concrete road development: Ujjwal Batria

Many infrastructure players feel that the latest slew of government policy decisions 

"Accessories industry needs to adapt fast to changing reality"

MSMEs have been hugely hit by demonetisation and GST, and many thousands have even been wiped out. But there are a few small players who have been able to remain afloat in spite of the tectonic changes in government policies.

We delve into the issue of project financing for urban infrastructure projects, the various facets of it and the shortcomings.

"Paint industry is all about giving customers alternatives"

Real estate developers as well as architects have been spoilt for choice when it comes to interior and exterior paints. We speak to an international paint manufacturer about the latest offerings from the industry.

SME sector is uncouth and unfair

We discuss with a market leader in locks about the dynamics of the marketplace.


The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) plans to provide rupee-denominated loans for Indian projects in addition to the foreign currency loans that it has been disbursing. India is AIIB’s biggest borrower with sanctioned loans of $1.2 billion and another $1.9 billion in the pipeline. Full Story




How cement industry has fared in the new GST climate

We spoke to JC Toshniwal, Managing Director of Wonder Cement at his office in Udaipur to understand how cement companies find the new laws very industry-friendly, but there are so many other laws which have to be set right to make it easier for cement manufacturers to enjoy ease of doing business while setting up new plants.



Urban infrastructure meltdown



Why gated community is so popular in India

PM Jayashankar, CMD of Adarsh Group speaks about township development among other issues, and how security is the biggest selling point for gated communities built by real estate developers.


Indian Urban Infrastructure Review magazine and news portal were Media Partners for this international business conference. Full Story

ICONS 2018

INDIAN URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE REVIEW was the Research Partner for Times Real Estate Icons 2017 awards and Times Retail Icons 2018 Awards which were held at Sofitel BKC Mumbai

Niranjan Hiranandani speaks about logistics getting infrastructure status

A snapshot of Times of India 2-page report on Times Realty Icons 2017 awards


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