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Old August 7th, 2004, 08:01 AM   #21
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Are Bangalore and Hyderabad losing out to Mumbai?

Kshatriya.. We all know sooner or later Mumbai is going to take over from Hyderabad, Bangalore. It was just a matter of time Mumbai was gonna get serious about infrastructure. Looks like they are. I dont think there is any city that can compete with Mumbai. It is truly a mother of all indian cities.
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Bangalore takes concrete steps, nets 40 pc market share

TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ SATURDAY, AUGUST 07, 2004 01:13:00 AM ]

BANGALORE: It's the kind of construction boom one hasn't seen in a decade. Bangalore is witnessing hectic activity both in the commercial and residential space. And it's so hectic that metros like Mumbai and Delhi are not even a close second.


Consider some statistics: Real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle India estimates that in 2003, the take up of commercial space in Bangalore was approximately 4 million sq ft, against the total of 10 million sq ft of demand on a pan-India basis, translating into a 40 per cent share of the total market. The consultancy says the current year is likely to witness similar figures.

Schwing Stetter India, a ready mix concrete equipment manufacturer, says Bangalore today consumes one-third of the total ready mix concrete produced in India every month.

"Lots of companies, especially BPOs, are coming into Bangalore demanding space. It's not construction for the sake of construction. The whole activity is demand driven," says Ravi Puravankara, managing director of Puravankara Projects, a real estate development company.

And being labour intensive, BPOs also inevitably translate into huge demand for residential property.

According to Manisha Grover, associate director in Jones Lang LaSalle India, over 14 million sq ft of space is being constructed this year across 80 odd projects as part of housing being developed by private developers.

"And as per the projects launched in the market already, this number stands at approximately 10 million sq ft for 2005, and would only go up with new projects coming into the market," she says.

Bangalore's huge demand for ready-mix concrete, a method of construction that is 15-20 per cent costlier than the traditional way, is also a reflection of the need to construct a property quickly.

"The Bangalore consumer is not willing to wait. He wants to finish his projects quickly," says V.G. Sakthi Kumar, vice president (marketing) in Schwing Stetter India. Of India's total consumption of ready-mix concrete of 3.5 lakh cubic mts a month, Bangalore accounts for 1 lakh cubic mts.

In fact, Schwing Stetter's plant installed at the L&T factory in Bangalore created a world record recently by notching up a production of 13,005 cubic mts of concrete in one month — twice the average amount of concrete that is produced by similar plants worldwide. A phenomenon made possible by the boom in local demand.
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Old August 8th, 2004, 02:02 AM   #22
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Are Bangalore and Hyderabad losing out to Mumbai?

Kshatriya.. We all know sooner or later Mumbai is going to take over from Hyderabad, Bangalore. It was just a matter of time Mumbai was gonna get serious about infrastructure. Looks like they are. I dont think there is any city that can compete with Mumbai. It is truly a mother of all indian cities.
Yeah about time they got serious about infrastructure here...but I don't think Mumbai is the only city with potential anymore. I think the NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkatta and even Ahmedabad and Kochi are all coming up very nicely. Even neighbouring Navi Mumbai is coming up so beautifully. Several drastic problems have to be solved in Mumbai yet, and it's quite poorly planned. While several things have been 'planned', till they are implemented Mumbai still lags behind some other Indian cities which have recently moved ahead rapidly. Here's MMRDA's plan to improve Mumbai's infrastructure - the MUIP (Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project). 'If' this and other plans materialize as planned, no doubt Mumbai will be hard to beat.

Mumbai road project blueprint drawn

BS Regional Bureau in Mumbai | August 19, 2003 09:45 IST


Four projects worth Rs 2,000 crore (Rs 20 billion) will be undertaken under the Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project that is to be implemented in three parts by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority's and completed by 2006.

These include the skybus project that entails an elevated light rail transit system between Mumbai's Andheri and Kurla suburbs, elevated roads in the western and eastern suburbs that connect the international airport complex with the western and eastern express highways, construction of subways on the two expressways as well as linking roads between the two, and the construction of a road network around the SEEPZ (Santa Cruz) and MIDC (Andheri) areas.

The projects entail creation of 14 new flyover-bridges, six elevated roads, eight rail over bridges (ROBs) and 15 pedestrian subways.

A total of 52 roads are proposed in the eastern suburbs, including six elevated roads, 10 flyovers, one ROB, 14 pedestrian subways and eight vehicular subways.

For the western suburbs, 60 roads have been identified, including 17 flyovers, seven ROBs, five pedestrian subways and one vehicular subway.

The first phase of the MUIP (to be undertaken in this fiscal) will accord priority to 35 of these roads in the eastern suburbs and 22 in the western suburbs. Work on these will start immediately after the monsoons this year.

The Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry president and developer Niranjan Hiranandani said that: "The MUIP will change the face of Mumbai and help the city acquire infrastructure of international standards. Money is no constraint for implementing the MUIP projects. What we need now is a strong political will."

MCHI honorary secretary Sunil Mantri added that Mumbai provides 40 per cent of the revenues collected by the Central government and 60 per cent of the collections by the state government.

"Improvement (removal of bottlenecks and encroachments) is planned for 250 kms of roads to ensure smooth traffic flow from the eastern suburbs to the west. The inadequacy of east-west connectivity has been a major constraint for the city."

The project also looks at widening existing roads.

The roads to be widened are: The eastern freeway museum right up to the Sewri railway station, the Sewri to BPT pipe-line gate, truck terminal road junction to Anik Panjerpole link, E Moses Road from Worli Naka up to Mahalaxmi Station, Ambedkar Road (Sion to Byculla), Mahim Sion link to Mahim Creek (extension of the Senapati Bapat road) which will be a six lane road.

Mobility of traffic from south to north will also be improved through a road widening exercise. The MUIP will also include the resettlement of 50,000 hutments that are spread over the areas where the road development will take place, according to Mantri.

The Public Works Department of the state government has listed a total of 1,900 encroachments.

In the western suburbs, encroachments are mainly seen in the northern suburbs of Borivali, Malad and Kandivli, especially around the flyovers.

Similarly, for the eastern suburbs, the number of encroachments as per the PWD is about 935, mostly between the Suman Nagar and Amar Mahal junctions.

Apart from upgrading Mumbai's road network, the MUIP also seeks to regulate parking norms in the city after a thorough study to ensure a better road network.

Mumbai's road map after completion of MUIP

Western suburbs

Route to Sahar International Airport to see a marked change when the connecting road between the airport and the western express highway will have a six-lane and a four-lane elevated road.
A Western relief road from Bandra to Dahisar.
A link along the sea front between Bandra's Carter Road and Juhu Road to reduce pressure on Linking Road and S V Road.
Widening and beautification of the western express highway.
Road widening and flyovers on S V Road at Andheri, Malad, Kandivli and Borivali.
Link between western and eastern suburbs

Light rail transport between Andheri and Ghatkopar to replace the earlier Sky Bus Metro Project. This is expected to cover the distance in 15 minutes as against the current travel time of 45 minutes to an hour.
Andheri-Ghatkopar link road with six to eight lanes including an elevated road from Chakala Gurudwara to Saki Naka.
Jogeshwari-Vikroli Link road project.
Mulund-Goregaon link road to pass through Aarey Colony instead of Sanjay Gandhi National Park Road.
Improvements in the island city to include:

Widening of Ambedkar Road and construction of five flyovers on this road.
Removal of encroachment and construction of pavements on Senapati Bapat Road and E Moses Road.
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Old August 8th, 2004, 02:04 AM   #23
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Hmm..look at this news:

Bangalore takes concrete steps, nets 40 pc market share

TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ SATURDAY, AUGUST 07, 2004 01:13:00 AM ]

BANGALORE: It's the kind of construction boom one hasn't seen in a decade. Bangalore is witnessing hectic activity both in the commercial and residential space. And it's so hectic that metros like Mumbai and Delhi are not even a close second.


Consider some statistics: Real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle India estimates that in 2003, the take up of commercial space in Bangalore was approximately 4 million sq ft, against the total of 10 million sq ft of demand on a pan-India basis, translating into a 40 per cent share of the total market. The consultancy says the current year is likely to witness similar figures.

Schwing Stetter India, a ready mix concrete equipment manufacturer, says Bangalore today consumes one-third of the total ready mix concrete produced in India every month.

"Lots of companies, especially BPOs, are coming into Bangalore demanding space. It's not construction for the sake of construction. The whole activity is demand driven," says Ravi Puravankara, managing director of Puravankara Projects, a real estate development company.

And being labour intensive, BPOs also inevitably translate into huge demand for residential property.

According to Manisha Grover, associate director in Jones Lang LaSalle India, over 14 million sq ft of space is being constructed this year across 80 odd projects as part of housing being developed by private developers.

"And as per the projects launched in the market already, this number stands at approximately 10 million sq ft for 2005, and would only go up with new projects coming into the market," she says.

Bangalore's huge demand for ready-mix concrete, a method of construction that is 15-20 per cent costlier than the traditional way, is also a reflection of the need to construct a property quickly.

"The Bangalore consumer is not willing to wait. He wants to finish his projects quickly," says V.G. Sakthi Kumar, vice president (marketing) in Schwing Stetter India. Of India's total consumption of ready-mix concrete of 3.5 lakh cubic mts a month, Bangalore accounts for 1 lakh cubic mts.

In fact, Schwing Stetter's plant installed at the L&T factory in Bangalore created a world record recently by notching up a production of 13,005 cubic mts of concrete in one month — twice the average amount of concrete that is produced by similar plants worldwide. A phenomenon made possible by the boom in local demand.
Wow! Maybe you should start a Bangalore projects thread....Good for Bangalore.
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Old August 8th, 2004, 02:10 AM   #24
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^But wonder whether that would change once this development in Mumbai takes off....
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Old August 8th, 2004, 04:53 PM   #25
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1,108 highrise buildings get Mumbai Fire Brigade notices

Between June 1998 to July 2004, the Mumbai Fire Brigade inspected 1,150 tall residential and commercial structures including over 300 which were 25 storeys or more.

“Notices were issued to the 1,108 that were unsafe and most have still not complied with the fire safety norms,” says Assistant Divisional Fire Officer and in-charge of highrise cell in south Mumbai, P D Karguppikar.

“The next one-and-a half years will see massive construction of tall buildings. Unfortunately, these buildings care little about putting their own fire installations in place,” says Karguppikar.

The figures strengthen his claim. The city and suburbs have 4,000 highrises — buildings that are above 24 metres. With the growing threat of infernos, the Mumbai Fire Brigade is now bracing itself for more such eventualities.

Note (Highrise in Mumbai is defined as being over 24 m that is roughly 8 storeys)
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Old August 8th, 2004, 08:20 PM   #26
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Looks very good. Looks like Madh Island development is going the rest of the Mumbai way.
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Old August 10th, 2004, 06:18 AM   #27
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this madh island , malad is in mumbai????
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Old August 10th, 2004, 04:34 PM   #28
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this madh island , malad is in mumbai????
Yes
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Old August 11th, 2004, 08:55 AM   #29
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thanks fer the info suncity
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Old August 19th, 2004, 05:11 PM   #30
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Have they built this Baby Burj al Arab in Mumbai?

The real thing in Dubai



Now the baby replica called HM Suites, Bandra, Mumbai (is this a concept??)



Builders: Gowani
Architects: Dellatechnica http://www.dellatecnica.com/
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HaHaHa.. That wouldn't be a bad idea. it will be called Burj-al-Mumbai!!! in Bandra
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Old August 19th, 2004, 05:35 PM   #32
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Looks awful. Hate these copies.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 05:56 PM   #34
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This sucks. They should come up with something original.
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looks great but the real thing in dubai is just stunning u have to see it to beleive it
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The funny part is, that people will pay good money to buy apartments in a copy of the original. How can they???
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Developments in and around Bombay

Please post information here about any of these developments please. Really interested learning about whats planned and whats going on!

1) Heard of the eatern and western experssway development and possibly linking the two.
2) Also the bandra - worli sea link is just phase I of a bigger project all the way to colaba.
3) and what might happen to the docks.. hoping they build a highway along the coast.
4) the Nhava Sewri bridge (25kms to link bombay to the uran)
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Santa Shinde to raise Maharashtra state dept. to Rs 1 lakh crore!



Shinde to raise state debt to Rs 1 lakh Cr!
By: Yogesh Naik
August 20, 2004


Illustration: Saeed Ansari
If Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde continues in his role of Santa Claus, freely doling out pre-poll sops, bureaucrats say the state’s debt will cross the Rs 1 lakh crore mark by October-end.

They feel the carrots dangled by Shinde are severely bleeding the exchequer, which is already reeling under a debt of Rs 94,000 crore.

Shinde’s politics of largesse has seen declarations of free electricity to farmers, debt waivers for marginal farmers, interest subsidy for mills and packages for malnourished children.

Sources in the finance department say that he has made more than 35 ‘populist’ decisions in the past three weeks.

The decision to give aid to malnourished children in two districts will cost Rs 222 crore, while free electricity to farmers will cost the state Rs 1,500 crore.

The overall impact of these decisions will be a huge financial burden on the state, crossing Rs 2,200 crore.

According to a senior finance official, the government could soon find it difficult to pay its dues. The state will be forced to borrow again, which means loans will increase and debt will shoot up, he added.

Officials in the finance department seem to have given up. Principal Secretary (finance) Chitkala Zutshi is on a foreign tour and Additional Chief Secretary O P Gehrotra is officiating in her place.

He has repeatedly told the government that there is no money for these schemes.

It’s very obvious that the decisions have been taken keeping the polls in mind. But Shinde denies this. In one of his interactions with the media, he said, “Every government takes decisions on the eve of polls.

We have taken many decisions in the last four-and-a-half years and we have every right to take decisions till the code of conduct is imposed. No one can stop us from taking decisions for the welfare of the common people.”

Last week, a senior minister of the Nationalist Congress Party said, “We know that we won’t come back to power. So we are making life difficult for the Shiv Sena-BJP combine when they take over the government.”

Most of the decisions taken by the Shinde government do not have budgetary provisions, but the new government will have to make provisions for them.

Sources feel that the new government will roll back the decision to give free power to farmers, which is the biggest burden, on the pretext of opposition from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Rs 94,000 crore

The current debt

The CM’s promises could add:

Rs 1,500 cr
Free power to farmers

Rs 1,000 cr
Drought relief

Rs 345 cr
Debt waivers

Rs 30 cr
Marine Drive beautification

Rs 10 cr
Sops for handloom cooperatives
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All I can say is "DAMN IDIOTS".

Politicians seriously should be charged with treason, they'll do anything to come to power.
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He is not alone. All the states are mismanaging funds.
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