Himachal targets to increase forest cover by 35%

By Accommodation Times Bureau HIMACHAL: The State government aims to increase forest area from 26 per cent to 35 per cent in Himachal Pradesh. Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur stated this while presiding over a workshop on a project for improvement of Himachal Pradesh Forest Ecosystems Management and Livelihood (JICA funded), on

Group of Ministers to look into composition scheme for Residential construction under GST

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI: In pursuance of the decision in the 32nd Meeting of GST Council held on January 10, 2019, at New Delhi, a Group of Ministers (GoM) for boosting the Real Estate Sector under the GST regime has been constituted. The ‘GoM for boosting Real Estate Sector under the GST

PM launches development projects worth Rs 1500 Cr

By Accommodation Times Bureau BALANGIR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched several development projects worth Rs 1500 crores and laid foundation stones of various Projects in Odisha. Giving a boost to rail projects, Modi inaugurated the Balangir-Bichhupali railway line built at an estimated cost of Rs 115 crore. In a reflection of his commitment

Speedy construction technologies required for housing construction

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI: Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has called for a paradigm shift in technology transition using large scale construction under PMAY (U) as an opportunity to get the best available construction technologies across the globe. Launching “Global Housing Technology Challenge-India” (GHTC-

Over 362 Cr approved for Mumbai Suburban District 2019-20

By Accommodation Times Bureau MUMBAI: Guardian Minister of the Mumbai Suburban District, Vinod Tawde, on Monday, issued the instructions to complete the tender and other procedures related to the sanctioned project and to ensure that the funds are properly used. For the Mumbai suburban district, the scheme for the year 2019-20 has

2019 going to be an exciting year for co-working segment?

The demand for co-working and serviced office space has already seen a new scale of growth and is bound to witness a significant spike over the next few years. Developments in 2018 augur well for the co-working sector in the ensuing new year which has already gained widespread acceptance and

Rajasthan Housing Board to change price of unoccupied houses

By Accommodation Times  Bureau JAIPUR: The Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Autonomous Government, Shanti Dhariwal said that the prices of unspecified houses in the housing society should be made viable according to the market for the purpose of providing relief to the common people. Dhariwal was addressing the officials in the review

Home sales in 9 cities jumps 18% in Q4: Report

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI: Absorption of housing units jumped by 18% across the top 9 cities in India in the fourth quarter of 2018 to 56,829 versus Q4 2017, according to PropEquity. On the sequential quarter basis, sales (absorption) also increased by 7% from Q3. Realty sector in India is currently on

Major Ports register positive growth of 3.77%

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI: The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.77% and together handled 518.6 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to December 2018 as against 499.7 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year, said Ministry of Shipping in a statement. Ministry on

Monorail earns revenue Rs 4.87 lac in first 3 days of BEST strike

By Accommodation Times Bureau MUMBAI: Monorail running from Wadala to Chembur and back has carried more number of commuters and earned more revenue during the first three days of BEST strike. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)  in a statement on Friday said, “The Monorail has cumulatively carried 72,249 commuters on January 8,