The rapid progress reported in Dholera SIR current status has left India Inc. awe-struck.
Never before in the history of our nation has a city seen such development pace; credit goes to the central and state government which has extended their support in full to the first smart city of India. The region is a special investment node on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and is expected to give Indian economy a massive thrust in years to come.
Dholera SIR current status reveals that the trunk infrastructure project has taken off by virtue of which essential amenities shall be built across activation area measuring 22 sq. km. This land has been allotted towards the project by the state government while the central government has contributed its share by allocating Rs. 2,784 crores towards the same.
Another feather in the cap is L&T’s wining EPC contract for building roads and services in the city. The contract is worth Rs. 1,734 crores. A recent development on Dholera SIR current status speaks about another contract worth Rs. 72.31 crores being awarded to Cube Constructions Engineering Ltd. for construction of ABCD building.
Dholera shall be built on a self-sustainable model and shall be crucial in development of service and manufacturing industry along the corridor. The city shall foster ‘Make in India’ movement established by the Modi government and be home to various trading and manufacturing giants. Dholera’s massive spread across 920 sq. kms is an additional advantage which shall make things turn around as envisaged in making it a global trading and manufacturing hub. Plans are to develop it twice the size of Mumbai and six times the size of Shanghai.
To augment the business prospects of the city and enable fast and easy travel to Dholera, the government has also planned various transit routes. Approval for construction of Dholera International airport was an important step towards making the city globally connected. Other transport options being developed are high speed metro rail that shall connect Dholera to Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, 6 lane expressway with possibilities of extending it up to 10 lanes, extended railway route and seamless connectivity to nearest port.
Dholera has also entered the limelight due to its investment potential. Its cheaply priced land makes Dholera a lucrative investment destination for foreign and Indian investors. The city seems to be good for all kind of properties, be it commercial, residential, industrial or agricultural. The real estate sector in the city is in for a multifarious growth within few years which is also evident from the statistical projections made by the authorities. As per data, about 2 million people shall move in the city by 2040 and raise fresh remand for 5 lakh new residential units.
Dholera, the largest Greenfield Project of India is developing at unfathomable pace and in no time would be one of the most captivating cities of India.
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Hard Rock Cafe Darling Harbour Media And Celebs Event; Sydney, Australia by Eva Rinaldi
The world famous Hard Rock Cafe has returned to ‘Sin City’ Sydney with a vengeance, based on tonight’s launch event at the brand new Darling Harbour venue.
Hard Rock put on quite a show and rolled out the celebrities and live music including: Hamish Dodds, Matt Sorum, Dave Rich, DJ Lethal, Stan Walker, Angry Anderson, L Huntly, Sarah McLoed, Hamish Rosser, Altiyan Childs, Kris Peterson and Stim McLean. Most of them had turns smashing guitars, which is a trademark of opening new Hard Rock Cafes.
We all know that the cost of living and setting up a business in Sydney is considerable, but Hard Rock is certain their latest Australian venture will be a smashing (as in guitar) success. Sydney is one of the busiest markets anywhere globally for the Hard Rock Cafe, says the global chief of the music-themed burgers and ribs franchise.
Hamish Dodds, prez and chief exec of Hard Rock International, advised staffing costs down under in Australia make Hard Rock’s Sydney operations expensive compared with other global locations, and they are comparing to its other 172 venues which include cafes, hotels and even land based casinos. Yes, casinos, but Australia’s The Star and Crown Casino need not worry, as they have no plans for gaming in Australia – at least not any they are talking about.
Hard Rock International is owned by the well known and respected Seminole American Indian tribe, which purchased the global Hard Rock brand in 2007 after successfully running two Hard Rock hotel and casino operations in Florida in the U.S.
"For us this is an English-speaking country and people understand the history of rock," Mr Dodds said in Sydney on Tuesday ahead of the grand opening of the 500-seat venue in the Darling Harbour entertainment hotbed.
"Part of the downside of this market is it’s a mature economy – staffing costs in this market are very different to what we would experience in India.
"I would say the price mark-up here is about 50 per cent higher than the US – this is probably one of the most expensive markets we have in our portfolio."
Mr Dodds advised the Sydney Hard Rock Cafe was priced at a similar level to comparable restaurants in the area and he expected business to be brisk, averaging between 300 to 700 main meals a day.
Sydney would be among the top ten performers in the global network, he said, and among the top five of franchised outlets.
Tonight signified a return to Sydney for the Hard Rock franchise, which closed its previous venue in East Sydney in 2007.
Mr Dodds said Hard Rock had returned to Sydney with a revised and smarter strategy.
He said the former business was in a great location for the 1980s when the brand was fresh and people would go to the Hard Rock Cafe.
"Copycats harmed Hard Rock’s own business and the market changed to the point where we found ourselves in a B minus location and to a degree we lost a bit of relevance", Mr Dodds said.
The firm bought back its Sydney franchise in 2007 and has been revived by director and franchise holder Lennie Huntly, former GM of the Sydney business during the 90s.
Mr Huntly, who also holds the franchise for the Hard Rock Cafe in Surfers Paradise, said he had been thinking about re-opening a Sydney Hard Rock Cafe since the last one closed.
The waterfront location and views over Darling Harbour are a huge plus and soon a live music stage and 600-person music area will be rocking and rolling.
"We are focused on not only being about lunch and dinner," he said.
Mr Huntly also has the rights to open venues in Melbourne, Cairns and Perth. Melbourne’s former venue closed in 2007, but that doesn’t mean it will return with a hit.
Well done to the good folks at Hard Rock Cafe and we look forward to meeting up with the great guys and girls there again soon. Rock on.
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