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1.Centres of opportunity

The large-scale movement towards digital information has fuelled the growth of data centres in India, which in turn has opened new opportunities for the construction industry. Data centres can be over 40 times as energy-intensive as conventional office buildings

2.Light at the end of the tunnel

With a stable government in place, the equipment industry is hopeful of a speedy revival. The slowdown in infrastructure development, a major driver for the construction equipment industry, had resulted in reduced demand in recent years.

3.Mumbai ranked the third promising investment market by ULI and PwC

Mumbai has been ranked as the third most promising investment market and the first most favoured development market in the recent Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2011 a real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Price water house-Coopers (PwC). Development in Mumbai continues to be an area of interest, with the city ranking first in the 2011 results, up from second in 2010.

4.Realty sector may grow at 13.6% CAGR till 2016

Consulting firm PwC's Strategy Director Dushyant Singh expects India's real estate sector to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6 per cent in the five years to 2016. During these five years, projects worth $382 billion may be implemented in the real estate construction sector with the non-premium segment share at $344 billion, reports indicate

5.Smart Hour

A former mayor of Denver, Colorado, W Webb once remarked, ´The 19th century was a century of empires, the 20th century was a century of nation states, and the 21st century will be a century of cities

6.A Sustainable Journey

With our global experiences and local credentials of Mumbai Metro Rail, Line One - as an operator - we are committed to strengthening our local footprint for the highly demanding and growing mobility sector in India.

7.The Town That Lives Forever

Nirvana´ is the word that means, and describes, Amaravati. And Andhra Pradesh´s new capital is set to be the focal point of the state´s development. The state government has an identified land bank of 3 lakh acre for Amaravati city and is consolidating an additional industrial land bank of about 7 lakh acre. It has pooled over 33,000 acre from farmers

8.Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor to need $181 bn investment

The proposed Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC) will require an investment of around $181 bn over the next 20 years, with a major chunk needed towards energy and transport.

9.Oceans of Opportunity

Construction, engineering and technology opportunities abound, perhaps more than there are takers for, unless some policies change. Opportunities in port development are expected to abound

10.Raghav Chandra | NHAI for PPPs not only in the construction component but also the service component of highways development

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has around 250 projects across the country and has completed around 400 projects in the past. The authority is expected to spend $15-16 billion in the year 2016-17. With this, the sale of construction equipment has grown upwards drastically.