NHAI to miss 2016-17 road projects target on land acquisition woes
NHAI will likely achieve about 4,500-5,000km of road projects awards in 2016-17 against its earlier plan of 15,000km

PE funds face tough challenge from NBFCs in realty sector
Slowing real estate sales compelled domestic PE firms to moderate investment momentum, but NBFCs haven’t slowed down and continue to lend aggressively

The rental housing approach for India
The potential of rental housing to meet the housing conundrum of a rapidly urbanizing India should not be ignored

Dismantling the permit raj in housing
Stringent land-use regulations have been a major source of housing market distortions in Indian cities

NHB to revamp its residential housing index
National Housing Bank managing director Sriram Kalyanaraman said a complete revamp of the residential housing index is expected over the next three years

Shriram Properties to invest Rs. 15,000 crore on realty projects
Shriram Properties to focus on affordable housing after the government’s decision to accord infrastructure status to this segment

Rates of normal housing projects may not be affected by demonetization
Govind Sankaranarayanan on Tata Capital’s initiatives and how real estate and interest rate scenario looks ahead

Government may ease FDI norms for multi-brand retail
The government is considering permitting foreign supermarket players to open retail stores but only for sale of ‘Made in India’ products, says report

India bets on radar to speed up road building
Government using technologies such as radar and remote sensing for mapping underground infrastructure to prevent time and cost overruns caused due to manual mapping errors

Rethinking the building, inside out
The patterns that architect Cecil Balmond creates in his buildings, could easily serve as a metaphor for his own intellectual crisscrossing

Government bids to set up cement plants near thermal power plants to utilize fly ash
The decision was taken at the environment ministry’s Expert Appraisal Committee for thermal power projects on 14 February

Affordable housing gets a shot in arm amid continuing slowdown in property market
Indian real estate developers are tapping demand for affordable housing to take advantage of tax benefits and other incentives offered by government in latest budget

Emerging opportunities in commercial real estate space

‘Cool Roofs’ initiative launched

Credai to launch 200 housing projects

Housing, commercial infrastructure project developers tie up for green rating

World’s first 3D-printed skyscraper to be built in UAE
The company, called Cazza, has confirmed that it will be erected in the United Arab Emirates