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Modi and the lady Delhi Chalo... Welcome focus on core competence Intellectual of rare qualities Where a state respects its litterateurs… The rise and rise of KCP All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Waning interest in public discussions… Medical costs hit the roof... Build close rapport with business leaders TIAM turns a full cycle Rahman at CIC Welcome GST IPL - no surprise this scam IAS invades NDDB... Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Wise Presidents Solar thermal shines… Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Tatas moving out of urea production... A glass full of corruption The Jan Dhan bonanza Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Auto components surge… The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ Muffled voices for merit… Shipping woes of Chennai companies Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Roaring Ro-Ro facility Demise of a media baron... 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L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure…

Engineering and construction giant Larsen and Toubro has been developing several infrastructure projects. Its expertise in construction and ability to mobilise needed finances, have been helpful in conceiving and implementing several large projects involving heavy capital outlays. Over a decade ago, L&T conceived the Bangalore International Airport. Along with the Karnataka government, it brought together Siemens AG, the Zurich Airport and the Centre to construct the modern airport.

Likewise, L&T joined hands with Tata Steel to plan and execute a large capacity port at Dhamra in Orissa involving an investment of over Rs 3000 crore. The expertise in design, engineering and construction of L&T was helpful in completing such large projects in quick time.

L&T has been selling off such projects once they were completed and get ready for operation. The major gain relates to company getting the engineering and construction jobs of large infrastructure projects in diverse areas.

The Container Terminal at Kattupalli, part of the large ship building and engineering plant, is the latest to be hived off. Adani Port is all set to acquire the Container Terminal with capacity to handle 20 million tonnes of cargo.

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