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.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

India’s roads could pave the way to growth for the cement industry
Photo: Min Post
16 June, 2014: Reports in the press suggest that India’s new Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, is interested in making a deal with cement majors across the country to secure long-term supply arrangements for the construction of concrete roads. A cost comparison study between concrete and bitumen roads has already been commissioned, but local media speculate that the initial cost of concrete roads (which is thought to be about 15% higher than bitumen) could be brought down by entering into long-term deals with cement producers.

Concrete roads require less maintenance than bitumen and are better able to withstand the extreme weather conditions experienced in parts of the country. Some 50+ road projects are in the pipeline, but have not yet been started. Addressing the press at his first press conference, Mr Nadkari said: “Hurdles on the way of 50 mega road projects would be removed soon and a reward and punishment system would be introduced in the department so that accountability is fixed. There will be zero tolerance for corruption and delays."

If all 50 roads were to be constructed with concrete rather than bitumen, it would be a major win for the cement industry, which has suffered from so-called ‘policy paralysis’ in recent years. Many companies predicted an improvement in demand in their first quarter results, noting that the elections should spur on infrastructure development.

Courtesy: Worldcement.com
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