With the new GST regime set to take effect from July 1, CW takes a closer look at its impact across construction segments with an indepth analysis, an exclusive interview with the GST Council and seeks industry sentiments on the rollout. Also, this edition focuses on the biggest opportunities for material handling equipment, with a special focus on the ports sector; and how good intentions are paving the Highways sector, but the government’s ambitious targets are unlikely to materialise. Further, the High Commissioner for Canada to India, in an exclusive interview, shares the opportunities for the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Read on for the Smart Cities Workshop: City Infra Outlook and Development Plan in Solapur and Fast-Tracking Road Safety Initiatives in Gujarat. Also, how with CWs help, the Supreme Court recently ruled in favour of ICEMA and TMA, exempting construction equipment and agriculture equipment from the BS-III vehicles ban.
The exclusive CW PROPERTY TODAY section focuses on the surge in demand for IT Parks with Indias IT industry expected to triple its current annual revenue to reach $350 billion by 2025. This, along with an exclusive interview with Berggruen Hotels on the hospitality sector and the firm’s expansion plans; and LEED India Gold rating for Balaji Sarovar Premiere in Solapur, making it the first gold rating received in the city. Enjoy the treat!