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GST to better prospects for project management

Over the last few decades, India has undergone rapid industrialization - predominantly in the manufacturing ‘clusters’, most of which thrive in and around the metropolitan cities of the country. Some of the prime movers for this rapid growth have been the steady increase in per capita income propelling urbanization, and the accurate perception of India as a hub for cost-effective manufacturing.

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Delhi Crying for Effective Public Transport System

New Delhi: While news of Metro breakdown make to newspapers, other woes related to city transport system seldom get reported. On one hand technical glitches in Metro lines seem to have become a regular affair for commuters using the corridor; on the other side, the story of other modes of the transport is no better.

Delhi is growing extremely fast with separated zones for living, working, studying, shopping and leisure. As a result, people need to travel fairly long distances requiring them to use motorised vehicles. They are bound to share auto-rickshaws, cabs, DTC buses and e-rickshaw rides in hazardous conditions.  

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Govt warns builders on extorting money in name of GST rollout

New Delhi: The government has warned builders of stringent action for asking customers to make entire payment before July 1, the day of GST roll out. It asked them to pass on the benefits of lower tax under the new regime by way of reduced prices or installments.
In a release issued in New Delhi, the Finance Ministry said that construction of flats, complex, buildings will have a lower incidence of Goods and Services Tax as compared to a plethora of central and state indirect taxes suffered by them currently.

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To give impetus to affordable housing, home loans set to get cheaper

New Delhi: The housing loans are set to get cheaper with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) making it possible for banks to lend more to home-buyers, and at lower rates. This move should benefit customers as well as real estate developers. The central bank did this by reducing the amount of money banks have to set aside (as security) on home loans.
Previously, they had to set aside 0.4% or Rs 400 per lakh. This has now been reduced to 0.25%, or Rs 250 per lakh. The reduction in the amount banks have to set aside (also called a provision) also mean lower home loan rates.

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Gurgaon: The destination for steady realty growth

The suburb of Gurgaon has been an essential contributor to the urban sprawl that comprises of prime Delhi NCR. The region has become synonymous with a viral-like growth in the past decade and has assumed a homogeneous nature being a well-established business, housing and leisure hub.
The new residential growth comprising of multistoried apartments initially started along its major arterial roads of MG Road, Golf Course Road and later spread down along the main highway connecting it to Delhi–NH-8.  Further along the way as the city started to grow its wings, newer areas were opened up along the Golf Course Extension Road and newer sectors opened up along the proposed Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway and both sides of the NH-8, beyond the second toll plaza.