Urban Mobility & Freight Transportation

Sumit Sharma Mobility can be defined as movement of people from one place to other or ability to move physically. In urban cities mobility of some people can be fast while mobility of some people can be slow. Mobility is highest in places that accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users as well as drivers. In many instances, passengers and freight movements are complementary to one another Urban Mobility in India Across the world urban mobility has seen various phases. Highways were built to connect the central business district to outlying…

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Truck drivers can add competitive advantage

Road Transportation is one of the important links that facilitates productivity and competitive efficiency, leading to rapid economic development of the country. It also plays a key role in bringing about the development of the remote regions by opening them to trade and investment and integrating them with the mainstream economy. Consider what would happen if every truck were pulled off the road: There would be a perishable goods shortage within three days; drinking water would disappear within two to four weeks. Food supplies in hospitals would be gone in…

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Virtual Hospital can provide a major boost to medical tourism

A professional organisation with doctors, healthcare professionals, Hospital Companion & Patient Coach on board, India Virtual Hospital team is trained to support and hand-hold patients to manage their medical and surgical care away from home, says Swadeep Srivastava, Founder & Chief Belief Officer, India Virtual Hospital   India is going to be the hub for medical tourism in near future. According to a report of CII the treatment quality in India is at par with first world countries and the cost for the same is one-tenth here. The reports says,…

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Moving towards multimodal transportation

Surendra Sharma India has never truly used the advantage of its natural resources. Development has remained concentrated to certain pockets of urban and industrial area. Connectivity also has been mainly for passenger by rail and goods transport by road. Inland water ways, coastal shipping and combination through multi- modal were not developed. With the result India’s national highways network which is just 2 % of the country’s total road network carry 40 % of the country’s traffic. India’s railways daily carry 18 million passengers and two million tons of cargo. All…

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Important Dimension: Cost and Value

Sumit Sharma Co-founder, GoBolt   Demand is a problem in many of the developed countries, but managing those demand has been the biggest challenge in India. And so, the logistic sector is helping in managing the demand of supply chain, where it manages the flow of things from the initial stage to the final stage of consumption in order to meet the requirement of the corporations. This includes the physical items such as food, materials, animals, equipment, and liquids even the abstract items such as time and information to operate.…

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Double taxation policy leave transporters in lurch

Mahendra Arya Senior VP,  AITWA   While the transport industry was trying to decipher the hidden effects of rules on the GTA as there are lot of contradictions which are not being addressed by the GST administration; GST Council has thrown a big blow for the trade by recommending a dual policy of GST on GTA. As per this new recommendation of GST a transport company has an option to choose between following two options: The original notified provision of Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) at a GST rate of 5%…

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Is your warehouse Future Proof?

Investment into a New Build Warehouse is always going to be a substantial one, regardless of the prevailing economic climate. It is the longevity of the facility design and the return on investment over time that is important; so how do you know whether you are building the right size facility for your business needs now and in the future? To achieve the goal of continuity and longevity, any business should question whether the investments that they make today, will still remain relevant by the standards of future progression. It…

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Investments picking up in warehousing

Shobhit Agarwal, MD – Capital Markets and International Director, JLL India   In 1H2017, residential projects (including townships) across India attracted 56% of the total investment, i.e. more than INR 9,000cr out of the total 16,008cr. Commercial projects (including IT) got 22% or INR 3,500cr, followed by warehousing at 20% of the total. Retail could attract only 4% of the total amount due to the lack of quality mall supply. These investment figures are a combination of debt and equity. While the office asset class saw lower investment in 1H2017…

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Navi Mumbai ramps up as captive offices hub

Karan Singh Sodi – Managing Director (Mumbai), JLL India   Navi Mumbai continues to have the most affordable average rent among all micro-markets of Mumbai. The well-planned city also has a growing footprint of grade-A, and superior grade-A, offices. In addition, it is interestingly emerging as a hub for captive services too. Captive service represents a segment of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in which companies utilize wholly-owned subsidiaries in place of 3rdpart vendors. The benefit of doing such an arrangement would be to leverage the cost savings of using offshore resources,…

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Co-working office space in India to grow big time

Ramesh Nair, CEO & Country Head – JLL India   Coworking is a disruptive business model that is redefining how we look at the office spaces today. With marginal slowdowns in the global economy and an ever expanding class of millennials who know exactly what they want, we are seeing workplace reforms in India—where ‘Uber-Cool’ and ‘Chic’ workspaces are becoming the norm. With this paradigm shift, the coworking industry is experiencing tremendous growth as well. JLL research predicts that by 2025, 42% of India’s population will be living and working in its urban…

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