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Neev Infra project on schedule

OUR CHENNAI BUREAU | Updated on March 12, 2011

BRIEFLY   -  The Hindu



The Mumbai-based Neev Infra which has bagged the Rs 210-crore contract under the Central-Government funded project to provide basic services to the urban poor is on schedule for completion in 2012, according to a press release from the company.

Neev will develop 58 buildings in 7 packages with the residential buildings coming under the JNNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission) scheme. The entire project is funded by Central Government for providing basic services to the urban poor (BSUP).

The infrastructure developer bagged the slum rehabilitation project of Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) in 2008 . Neev Infra as of now has completed up to 20 per cent of the project, including some of the residential buildings.

Neev Infra will develop 4,181 flats, 75 community halls and six multi-purpose halls spread over 18 lakh sq.ft. Each flat has a carpet area of 270 sq.ft including a living room, kitchen and a separate toilet, storage area and bathing area. Under the KDMC contract, Neev Infra will also cater to the infrastructure needs.

Neev Infra is also looking at leveraging its expertise in public utility projects such as bridges, skywalks, mass housing, irrigation projects like dams, canals, water and sewage treatment plants, recreation parks, and beautification and landscape enhancement projects.

CII's workshop on logistics

The CII Institute of Logistics is conducting a training programme on warehouse, transportation and inventory management at Pune on April 7 and 8.

According to a press release from the institute, the training module will provide a deeper understanding of issues in modern warehousing. It is designed to give participants an understanding of the key functions of warehouse, appreciation of the characteristics of warehouse management systems, warehouse activity profiling and zoning, design of warehouses, appreciation of the cost and control parameters in warehouse operations and logistics.Modern warehouses are profit centres rather than traditional storage spaces. Warehousing costs contribute to 25-30 per cent of supply chain costs. Organisations strive to improve their warehouse turnover and productivity by adaptation of technology.

Regus survey on commuting woes

Pollution and overheating along with road rage, loud mobile phone conversations and body odour figure among the top stress factors for commuters. In a survey conducted last month by Regus India, the office space solution provider, commuters identified ‘seven deadly sins of commuting' that are a stress, undermine productivity and job satisfaction.

In India, the average one-way commute is 33 minutes, although 28 per cent of Indians have to travel over 45 minutes each way. But the commuting time is less of an issue as compared with the experience. No business wants its employees turning up to work exhausted, stressed out and unable to function properly in the working day. The Regus survey helps identify the major causes of commuting stress across drivers and users of public transport, said a press release.

Road rage and dangerous driving are of real concern for drivers and pedestrians alike, and get top billing. Being left in the dark about service interruptions or traffic jams is also a killer for the calm and productive working day. The ‘obile phone pest' is a concern, with offenders not realising – or caring – that they are ruining many people's day right from the start. And the insidious power of bad smells to get the day off to a bad start cannot be underestimated. The list of seven sins are pllution and overheating; bad and dangerous driving; road rage; delays and service interruptions; lack of information from service providers; loud conversations over the mobile; and body odour, bad breath or smelly food.

Published on March 12, 2011

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