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  • Pre-construction capacity halved in just the past year in India from 60.2 GW in 2018 to 29.3 GW in 2019 with another 37 GW in under-construction stage, according to the report.

    Technology captives of global organisations in India have gained prominence over the years and started developing crucial software for their parent organisations. India currently houses more than 1,200 such GICs and majority of them are focused on technology development.

    Analysts have reduced earnings estimates of majority of construction companies by 15-40 per cent based on the cash and balance sheet strength of these companies.

    With this, the total installed capacity of Khargone Super Thermal Power Project, NTPC stands at 50355 mw and NTPC group at 58,816 mw, an official statement said.

    Supreme Court, about a year ago, asked NBCC to start execution of two stalled projects to begin with, namely- Eden Park (Noida) and Castle (Greater Noida), comprising 618 Units which the company has already completed and handed over. Apart from this, NBCC is presently executing further 8 projects- 7 at Noida and one Greater Noida having a total of 12169 Units and valued at Rs. 634 crore.

    "Recently we divested some of our projects to marquee developers and investors, which reflects the high quality of assets in our portfolio. We remain committed to sustainable execution of our projects which contribute to the expansion of the energy transmission system of Brazil," Pratik Agarwal, managing director, said in a statement.

    More than 30% construction workers are staying away from work sites due to fear over coronavirus infection and many of them may have returned to their villages or are planning to do so, they said. Contractors are also not keen on pushing them either.

    Larsen & Toubro (L&T)-run investment trust IndInfravit has fully acquired eight operational road projects of Sadbhav Infrastructure at an enterprise value of Rs 6,300 crore. Of these 8 projects, 6 are toll roads while the remaining 2 are annuity roads, with total length of 2,300 km across states like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Telangana.

    Law and order issues have delayed land acquisition, which may delay projects and pose obstacles for the company in achieving its target of producing 1billion tonnes of coal by 2024. It is expected to produce 610 million tonnes this year. The target for 2020-21is 750 million tonnes.

    As on date, there are at least 40 senior living projects by the top 14 players within this niche segment across the country - either under construction or completed and occupied. Of this, nearly 26 projects are located in South India, it said.

    The model, proposed by additional coal secretary VK Tiwari at a recent meeting, is expected to reduce the cost of operation by 10% and make land acquisition easier. The plan will soon be implemented on a trial basis at two coal producing subsidiaries of Coal India. If needed, laws would be amended to facilitate it. ET has reviewed documents related to the proposal.

    Madhya Pradesh government approved a ‘Walk of the Stars’ walkway project in Bhopal where Bollywood celebrities’ names will be emblazoned similar to ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

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