Discrimination faced by Mumbaikars...

If the housing societies in Mumbai (Bombay) are only meant for families (married couples), then the government of Maharashtra should make marriage compulsory in the state/city.
Or else the government should tell its citizens where will Unmarried, Divorcees, Bachelors, Spinsters live in the city of skyscrapers or is Bombay only for those who have families.
This is one of the greatest mental blocks of Mumbaikars, who otherwise want to bask in the FALSE HALO of Cosmopolitanism.
This disease (of not giving apartments to Bachelors, Muslims, etc on rent) is specially prevalent in housing societies where the Gujaratis, Marathis and North Indians (to some extent) abound; while the rest of the population is more or less okay with the concept.
The government of Maharashtra should take this matter seriously and devise laws to eradicate this malice ASAP, so that BOMBAY (and its suburbs) becomes free of discrimination based on Marital Status, Religion, etc. Or else the Honourable Supreme Court of India should step in, and give directions to the state or central governments -- so that the fundamental rights of its citizens enshrined in the constitution of India is not violated.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

IVRCL Ltd: Channel Break-out Expected

The Infrastructure firm IVRCL Ltd (Rs.14), is selling its Chennai seawater desalination plant and Jalandhar-Amritsar road project as part of its second round of asset sales to trim debt.

IVRCL holds a 75% stake in Chennai Water Desalination Ltd (CWDL), which invested around Rs.600 crore to set up a 100 million litres a day seawater desalination plant in Chennai on a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis for 25 years.

The other 25% stake is held by Spanish partner Befesa Agua, which brought in the technology to purify sea water and convert it into potable water. IVRCL invested about Rs240 crore as equity, raising the balance money through debt.

Earlier in April, 2013, IVRCL signed an agreement to sell three build, operate, transfer (BOT) road projects in Tamil Nadu to TRIL Roads Pvt. Ltd, a Tata group company, for around Rs.2,200 crore. The projects were: Salem Tollways Ltd, Kumarapalayam Tollways Ltd and IVRCL Chengapalli Tollways Ltd. The sale helped the company free Rs.450-500 crore in cash, and wipe off debt worth Rs.1,100 crore from the balance sheet.

On 5th November, 2013, Mr.SP Tulsian of sptulsian.com told CNBC-TV18 that, "One should really look to the assets like IVRCL Ltd and NCC Ltd where it has the BOT projects. It does not have much debt. It has a order book of Rs.25,000-30,000 crore, but is really serious in monetizing their road projects. Once one has that deal happening that will give them about Rs.1,000 crore plus which will be seen really very positive".

As of 27th September, 2013, IVRCL Ltd has a total order book of Rs.25,000 crore. Of this, it has new orders worth Rs.8,000-9,000 crore.