Tuesday, 29 November 2016

252 Acres at MOPA Set Aside for Commercial Development

A whopping 252 acres of land acquired for the Mopa international airport will be utilised for commercial development, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Thursday. Addressing media persons, Parsekar said the Mopa airport, the second international airport in Goa, will be built on an area of 84,68,261 sq mtrs (2093 acres), of which 252 acres, over 12 percent of the area, would be utilised for commercial development.

The first phase of the airport will be completed by 2019-2020 and will handle 4.5 million passengers annually, Parsekar said adding that the concession agreement with Bengaluru-based GMR Airports Ltd would be signed on November 8, adding that Dabolim airport will continue to retain its existing status of being an international airport.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the airport along with that for the Electronic City at Tuem on November 13 during his visit to the State. Both projects are proposed on public-private partnership (PPP) model.
Speaking in presence of cabinet colleague Rajendra Arlekar, who is the Pernem MLA, the Chief Minister said that the first phase of the airport is expected to be completed by 2019-20 with a total handling capacity of 4.5 million annually. “It would be incrementally increased to 13 million by completion of the fourth phase. The ultimate capacity of the airport is 28 million annually,” he said.
Asked whether the State would be in a position to handle such a large passenger load, Parsekar said that during the BJP tenure, the State recorded a substantial rise in tourist inflow. “In the first year it went up by 20 percent, then 25 percent and in the last season it touched 30 percent rise. We have been able to handle such huge traffic and will continue to do so. It is one of the leading revenue generation sources for the State,” he said.
The airport with code 4F runway, will be capable of handling A380 Jumbo jet aircraft with unrestricted flight operations, Parsekar said. “Having no time restriction, airlines will be able to decide on their efficient fleet and route planning and this will help in competitive costing,” he said adding that the facility will also have a state-of-art terminal building.
The electronic manufacturing cluster proposed at Tuem, in an area measuring 5,97,125 sq mtrs, has been sanctioned Rs 50 crore by Central government and the amount is likely to go up to Rs 60-70 core in the next few days.
“For the very first time, BJP has managed to give two MLAs to Pernem and both are ministers. One is a chief minister. This is the biggest benefit that a remote taluka like Pernem has got. Both projects will help the remote villages to get international status,” the Chief Minister said.
Asserting that in both the projects the bid documents make it mandatory for providing employment to locals, Parsekar said the projects will have significant impact in case of increase in air traffic, job creation and boosting overall state economy.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

MOPA Airport - PM Modi Unveiled Plaques To Mark The Foundation Stone Laying

Prime Minister Modi on sunday unveiled plaques to mark the foundation stone laying of Mopa Airport during a function at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, at Taleigao plateau.
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Monday, 14 November 2016

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Make in India: CIDCO plans integrated township 'Khalapur Smart City'

MUMBAI: The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) has decided to develop an integrated township 'Khalapur Smart City', entailing an investment of Rs 7,909 crore.

The Corporation today signed an MoU with three civic bodies, including Khalapur Nagar Panchayat, Kalote Mokashi Gram Panchayat and Nadode Gram Panchayat, representing 11 villages, at a 'Make in India' Week event to develop the township project.

A special purpose vehicle 'Khalapur SPV' has been formed for the project, which would be developed on the lines of CIDCO's Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA), a statement issued here said.

The 11 villages, namely Khalapur, Mahad, Shiravali, Nimbode, Vanve, Nadode, Nigdoli, Kalote Mokashi, Kalote Rayati, Vinegaon and Kandroli Turf Wankhal, have taken the initiative to voluntarily pool land totalling around 3,550 hectares for the project.

The total cost of the project is estimated at Rs 7,909 crore, of which the SPV would invest Rs 3,287 crore for developing internal infrastructure, while CIDCO would contribute Rs 4,622 crore towards city and peripheral-level infrastructure, the statement said.

The development of physical infrastructure on 60 per cent of the land would be the responsibility of the SPV.

The work on the project is expected to commence by 2017, it said.

Apart from this, the Corporation has also signed MoUs with 11 developers, with an investment potential of about Rs 29,000 crore to develop township projects in the NAINA region.

"This will further enhance several investments and business opportunities in the region," the release stated.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Kohinoor Group to invest Rs 300 crore in 2 logistics parks in Maharashtra

MUMBAI: Pune-based real estate developer, Kohinoor Development Corporation (KDC) proposes to invest Rs 300 crore in setting up two logistics parks in Maharashtra.

"We are setting up two logistics parks in Chakan and Ranjangaon in Maharashtra. The Rs 600 crore projects will be funded through 50:50 JV and we will invest around Rs 300 crore in the said project," KDC Joint Managing Director Vineet Goyal told reporters here.

These two logistics parks are spread over 100 acres of land with 2 million square feet warehousing facility for auto ancillary units. The Chakan unit will be ready by 2018 and Ranjangaon by 2020, Goyal said.

Kohinoor Group-Pune is looking at expanding across business segments of residential, commercial, retail and hospitality sectors, he said.

The group has developed and promoted over 4 million square feet projects in the residential and commercial segments across strategic locations especially in the PCMC area in Maharashtra.

The projects are Tinsel Town in Hinjewadi, Falcon in Sus, Grandeur in Ravet, High Points Value in Model Colony, Shangrilla & B-Zone in Pimpri, Saheel s Calysta in Wakad, Saheel Fortune Park in Moshi, Shubhyog in Shirwal, Kohinoor Towerin Pimpri and Kohinoor Abiman in Samatane Phata in Pune.

Kohinoor Group is now planning to enter into Thane, Nagpur and Nashik in Maharashtra for residential as well as commercial projects. It is also looking commencing project at Rajkot in Gujarat, where it has already acquired 25 acres of land, Goyal added.

Source: ET Realty
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UK experts begin work on smart city solutions in Pune

PUNE: A team led by urban planners from the UK has started work on a master plan for Pune's smart city project. The team will survey Aundh, Baner and Balewadi areas and identify area specific smart city solutions.

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) officials are supporting the team which also has experts from Bengaluru. Some projects that will be studied are related to slum redevelopment, traffic management and public transport.

"The team has been in the city for the last few days, and its members are making ground visits to collect data and finalize the plan about smart solutions," deputy municipal commissioner Vikas Kanade said.

The civic body has teamed up with Future Cities of Catapult Team based in the UK. From its London urban innovation centre, Catapult Team accelerates urban ideas to market, improve economy and make cities better.

They bring together the UK's top architects, engineers, designers, academics and business professionals. Their work currently focuses on promoting healthy cities, building resilience in urban infrastructure and designing strategies to help cities with finance to use smarter technologies.

A delegation led by municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar had visited London in March to study the tie-ups. The team had visited the traffic control room for the transport system in London and checked the intelligent water pipe monitoring solutions, solid waste management, street lighting, disaster management systems and water supply schemes.

Source: ET Realty
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Monday, 26 September 2016

27 new cities selected under centre's smart cities mission

NEW DELHI: Five cities in election-bound Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency of Varanasi, have made it to the Centre's third list of Smart Cities that will get funding for initiating urban reforms.

Agra, Kanpur and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and Amritsar and Jalandhar in Punjab are among the 27 cities selected under the Smart Cities Mission, which will get Rs. 200 crore for improving their infrastructure. With the 27 cities announced on Tuesday , the total number of Smart Cities chosen rises to 60.

Maharashtra topped the list with five cities, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka were second with four cities each, followed by Uttar Pradesh with three cities.

The new cities are from 12 states and have proposed to invest a total of . 66,883 crore under their respective ` Smart City plans. The amount includes ` . 42,524 crore in area-based deve . 11,379 lopment (79% of the total) and ` crore (21%) in technology-based pancity solutions.

The third list was announced after the latest round of the Smart City Challenge competition. Amritsar topped the list, while Vadodara in Gujarat finished in last place. "Competition-based selection has made the cities rediscover themselves as they are undertaking a thorough assessment of gaps in the present levels of infrastructure and service delivery and come out with comprehensive, credible and actionable plans for area-based development and technology-based pan-city solutions," urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.

Under the Smart Cities Mission, the government proposes to develop 100 cities as Smart Cities over the next three years. Naidu said the process for selection of the remaining 40 cities would start in January.

"With the third batch of cities, the Smart City implementation is now spread to 27 states and Union Territo ries...nine states and UTs still to join this club are Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Daman, Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli," Naidu said.

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Source: ET Realty

Mumbai to Goa in just 6 hours soon: Nitin Gadkari

Travelling to Goa from Mumbai by road may soon take only six hours due to the construction of a new four-lane concrete highway, Union Minister for Roads Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

"It will soon take only six-hours to travel between Goa and Mumbai with the four-lane concrete highway we are building," Gadkari said, adding that the rate of road building by his ministry was 22 kms per day.
He was speaking at a function on the occasion of signing a concession agreement between the Mormugao Port Trust and Goa Seaport Pvt Ltd for redevelopment of two berths and other barge berths at the central government facility.

The minister also proposed to shift a port project in Goa's Betul village, which has faced local opposition, to either of the neighbouring states of Maharashtra or Karnataka, on account of a series of protests against it.

He also said an eight km highway will be constructed, connecting the upcoming Mopa airport in North Goa, located 40 kms from Panaji, to the National Highway 17 at the cost of Rs 300 crore.

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Vasai-Panvel track nod by September end

The much-awaited Vasai-Panvel suburban rail corridor is likely to get the go-ahead from the Expanded Board of Railways (EBR) — the central agency made up of senior officials of the Railway Ministry, NITI Ayog and financiers — by the end of September. The railway link is expected to improve connectivity across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and make it more accessible.
This is fourth suburban rail project — after the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) III — to receive the go-ahead from EBR within a month.
The 74km Vasai-Panvel suburban corridor worth Rs5, 600crore will have 10 suburban stations and will connect Navi Mumbai directly to the Vasai-Virar-Dahanu section. The project is expected to be complete by 2021.
Currently, more than 2.5 lakh commuters use the existing two railway lines, on which long-distance and goods trains mainly operate.
The Central Railways also operates around 14 Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) and Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services, which are often overcrowded. The frequency is poor as one service plys every two hours.

“We support the Vasai-Panvel suburban corridor as it will augment passenger capacity to a great extent in Mumbai. MUTP III and Vasai-Panvel will together provide great connectivity to the MMR. The project has been cleared by us and will be tabled before the EBR within 10 days,” said Manoj Singh, adviser (transport), National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Ayog.
For 70 lakh suburban commuters, the MUTP III and the Vasai-Panvel corridor could translate into and easier, faster and more comfortable commute by 2021.
The project could also open up large parcels of land near Nilaje, Dativali, Juchandra, Kaman Road, Kharbao, Taloja and Navade Road for development. Housing and commercial projects are already being developed in Kharbao and Taloja.
The projects approved under MUTP III involves expanding the suburban rail network up to Dahanu by constructing a third and fourth line between Virar-Dahanu (63km) and Airoli-Kalwa (4km),which will provide easier access for commuters between Kalyan-Panvel and Panvel-Karjat (28km).
All these projects are likely to receive the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) approval in October, after which they are likely to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the city on October 31, ahead of the 2017 civic polls.

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Source: Hindustan Times

1st sea-world project set to come up in Sindhudurg

Two sleepy villages, about 555 km from Mumbai, in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra are set to host the country’s first sea-world project. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has decided to  scale down the project to less than a fourth of its originally earmarked size of 1390 acres in keeping with the demands of local farmers.
Fadnavis on Thursday directed the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), which is executing the project, to start acquisition of 350 acres of land to create the water-theme amusement park, oceanarium, underwater tunnels, crafts and arts centre and a few tourist resorts

The project, along the lines of the US-based chain of water-theme amusement parks, was approved by the Congress-NCP regime in 2009, but never took off. Attempts by former local MLA and Congress leader Narayan Rane to push the project in his stronghold of Malvan taluka met with stiff resistance from farmers who were opposed to plans to acquire such a large area which would include their multi-crop land. The gram sabhas of the two villages had unanimously passed a resolution opposing the project.

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Source: The Indian Express

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Navi Mumbai new business district master plan to be ready in 6 months

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The NITI Aayog has cleared the biggest railway project in Mumbai's suburban network – the Virar-Vasai-Panvel line.

The NITI Aayog has cleared the biggest railway project in Mumbai's suburban network – the Virar-Vasai-Panvel line. The Rs 9,356-crore railway project will be the single-largest investment in a standalone project in Mumbai.
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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Presenting - Lakeside Villaments in Pune, Say Hello to Expat Sereno !

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

#ExpatLiving Villament – Concept & Design

The thought behind villaments has been to provide the extravagance as a villa, yet retaining the flavor of coziness provided by an apartment. The thought has been to create a sub-community within a community, a community giving emphasis to free space, but also being an active community member. They have been designed to keep the living environment pollution free, but alongside bustling with different activities.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Navi Mumbai Airport First Phase Likely By December, 2019

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Monday, 29 August 2016

A lake-front Villament at Expat Sereno #ExpatLiving

A lake-front Villament at Expat Sereno – live life experiencing nature at your doorstep, leaving every unpleasant aspect of the bustling city far behind. Every apartment is designed with the grandeur of a villa, positioned over split levels offering seamless transition of spaces. This unique set of villaments at Expat Sereno come with large manicured gardens.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Affordability of an Apartment #ExpatLiving

Affordability of an apartment: Penthouses and Villaments at Expat Sereno, in this new model of community living,
you get the luxury of living in a villa, at prices that are affordable and within your budget.

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Monday, 22 August 2016

A villament is a mélange of a villa and an apartment. #ExpatLiving

Villaments gives you the privacy and openness that you would have in a villa, and also the coziness and ease of maintenance of an apartment. Every villament at Expat Sereno enjoys an exclusivity – the kind you won't find in a noisy apartment complex.

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Friday, 29 July 2016

Real estate investment by ultra HNIs rise to 28% in FY16 on sluggish equity market

The number of Ultra High Networth Households (UHNH) in India increased 7% to around 146,600 in FY16, according to the latest report Top of the Pyramid by Kotak Wealth Management.

In FY16, 39% of UHNI investments were directed towards equity, 28% to real estate, 22% to debt and 11% to alternate investments. "Equity found less favour amongst ultra UHNIs this year, because of subdued performance, which in turn lead to a corresponding rise in other asset classes such as real estate, debt and alternate assets," the report said. "Commercial properties were the biggest and most stable attraction in the real estate market."

Source 1: Kotak Wealth Management
Source 2: ET Realty, http://bit.ly/2aJcbfM

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Residential sales up 8%, new launches rise 14% in June quarter: PropTiger

Home sales in the top nine cities of India rose 8% in the April-June 2016 quarter compared to a decline of 3% in the previous quarter on the back of a surge in sales in Bengaluru, Pune and Mumbai. The recent benefits announced by the government for development of affordable homes seems to have had a positive impact on launch of new projects in the quarter which jumped up by 14% to 41,000 units compared to 36,000 units in the preceding quarter.

The PropTiger report covered nine key Indian cities of Mumbai, Pune, Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.

Source 1: PropTiger
Source 2: ET Realty, http://bit.ly/2a1Lpxx

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A Game Changer for India's Economy

The DMIC is indeed a game changer for India's Economy. Spanning 1,483 Kms from Delhi to Mumbai, it's a $90 billion project it's surely bringing tremendous growth in it's wake.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Home Buyers Meet | Dubai | 28th May, 2016

We recently held our first Home Buyer's Meet, Dubai on 28th may, 2016. It was a great evening where we showcased one of our Vida projects, Expat Vida, Goa.
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