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How technology disrupts real estate sector in India

How technology disrupts real estate sector in India

Technology has led the real estate consultants to move beyond the traditional ways of prospecting, writes Anuj Puri, Chairman of Anarock Property Consultants. As much as 70 per cent of modern real estate consultancies’ prospects are today acquired through...

Like Hyderabad, Bengaluru goes for drones

Like Hyderabad, Bengaluru goes for drones

After a pilot survey of the Jayanagar ward using drones, the Bengaluru revenue department is expanding the drone-based project to all wards in Bengaluru. This is one more step towards implementing the ambitious Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) project, which...

Drones to track illegal construction

Drones to track illegal construction

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning to come down heavily on encroachments onto city green spaces and lakes as well as illegal constructions using drones, ET Realty reported. The corporation’s directorate of enforcement, vigilance and...

3D Printing construction technology launched

3D Printing construction technology launched

A group of alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) and the faculty of Civil Engineering have come together to launch India's first 3D printing construction technology. The company that is collaborating with IIT-M in this venture is Tvasta...

Steel city becomes smarter with IoT

The industrial city of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, while not on the official list of cities under the central government’s Smart Cities Mission, is witnessing several internet of things (IoT) applications designed to make the lives of its 1-million-plus residents better....

Nokia, Zain bring project to S. Arabia

Nokia, Zain bring project to S. Arabia

Saudi mobile telephony operator Zain KSA and Finnish vendor Nokia have signed a MoU to collaborate on a Smart City initiative in Jeddah. The two companies will apply advanced networking technologies in  Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing to connect and...

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TP schemes, affordable housing must: Vijay Rupani

Stressing on the need to build quality, safe and affordable houses for all, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has termed “affordable housing” as an essential requirement in the time to come. “The state government approved 100 town planning schemes in 2018. 400 TP...

Blackstone to pick up stake in two Indiabulls office assets

Private equity giant Blackstone Group has signed up with listed developer Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd to buy up to 50% stake in two commercial properties in Gurugram. In a stock-exchange filing, Indiabulls Real Estate said that it was parting with the stake at a...

Essex India to expand operations to more cities

Essex India, a Hyderabad-based prop-tech company aiming to disrupt home-buying and selling process in residential real estate market, plans to expand its operations to four cities in next six months. Essex, incubated out of Way2online, a leading marketing technology...

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Why Indian real estate is turning attractive for NRIs

The depreciated rupee value is prompting a large number of NRIs to invest in the Indian realty market, writes Navneet Dubey. With rupee witnessing a major fall against the dollar in recent months, non-resident Indians (NRIs) have begun scouting for property buys in...

Making mini fortune by investing in flats

We all know somebody who has made a mini fortune by investing in a flat or residential plot at the right time, writes  Ashwini Kumar Sharma. Despite the usual ups and downs, there exists a deep rooted sense among Indian investors that residential property is a...