Dr SHARAD MHAISKAR, Dean, Faculty of Technology, MPSTME, NMIMS, elaborates upon the design and construction of reinforced soil walls. Since the beginning of civilisation, man has been attempting to reinforce materials to construct efficient and economic structures.
Mumbai needs no introduction to Oberoi Realty Ltd. With a close to three-decade track record of successful premium developments and under the stewardship of Vikas Oberoi, Managing Director, the company has carved a niche for itself in the city.
In the absorption of office space, Mumbai's Andheri-Goregaon business district, the city's western suburbs, has beaten some of the city’s established business hubs, such as Nariman Point, Bandra-Kurla Complex and Lower Parel-Worli.
Road users in Mumbai's Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road, which meets the Western Express highway, complain of pathetic state of the roads. Commuters who regularly takes this road to reach their Goregaon office wonder aloud whether this is the kind of infrastructure deserved by a metropolis which pays huge taxes.
In May, UK-based banking major Barclays leased 1,80,000 sq ft of space at Nirlon Knowledge Park in Goregaon area of Mumbai for its back-end operations. The deal was stuck at a monthly rental of about Rs 1.8 crore or Rs 95 a sq ft a month. In doing so, Barclays joined the club of other multinationals such as Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup that have back offices in the IT Park promoted by BSE-listed Nirlon.
In Mumbai, Standard Chartered has put its six storeyed building in Goregaon for sale. The bank has set a floor price of Rs 325 crore for the 2,46,074 sq ft property. The move follows Stan Chart plans to consolidate its offices under one roof at its corporate headquarters in BKC.