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[box type=”shadow” ]Adlabs Snow Park
Adlabs Entertainment has introduced its new Imagica Snow Park along side MumbaiPune expressway in Khopoli area. The newly built park, spread over 30,000sqft, is a joint venture with Acme Entertainment. The park has a 50ft high snow dome, subzero temperature zone and 100% real snowfall. The park can handle one batch 400 visitors at one time for a session of 45 minutes.   [/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]Suzuki Motor’s Gujarat plant
Suzuki Motor’s newly constructed manufacturing facility in Gujarat will begin operation in 2017, and Baleno hatchback would be the first model to be manufactured in the plant. The new production hub, with a total manufacturing capacity of 750,000 vehicles per year, is spread over 640 acres. The subsidiary will sell its vehicles exclusively to Marurti Suzuki. Suzuki Motor is also planning to export Baleno to over 100 countries from India. At the new plant in Gujarat, the company had invested about `25 billion to lay first assembly line, which is aimed at reaching sales target of two million units through 2020. [/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]Lulu to invest in India
The Lulu group has announced plans to make `5,000 crore investment in India during the next four years mainly to establish shopping malls and mega shopping complexes across the major cities in South India, including Bengaluru Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad. The company is also looking to invest `2,700 crore for setting up 12 hypermarkets in various cities of Saudi Arabia, making the total number of its hypermarket to 26 in Saudi region. [/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]ESIC to renovate hospital
Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has announced plans to renovate its ESI hospital at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Total cost of renovation is estimated at `664.9 million for various works pertaining to change in basic infrastructure. The renovation work is expected to be completed by August 2016. [/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]Foods plant at Telangana
Basavashakti Ready Foods, owned by Patil Group, is building a readymade food production unit with a capacity of 500 kgs/hr. The new unit, located in Zaheerabad in Medak district of Telangana will produce staple foods. The construction for the new plant is expected to be completed in 2016. [/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]Tata Steel unit at Odisha
Tata Steel at Jajpur district of Odisha has commissioned a new unit to produce granulated pig iron at its Kalinganagar steel plant. The plat started production in March 2016. [/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]New Duet India hotel in Chennai
Duet India Hotels has inaugurated its new hotel ‘Holiday Inn Express Chennai Old Mahabalipuram Road’ at Rajiv Gandhi Salai in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu in April 2016. The new eight-storey building has 136 rooms and will be managed by Intercontinental Hotels Group. The new hotel has various amenities including restaurant, health & fitness centre and business centre. [/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]New Hyatt hotel in Chandigarh
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched its new hotel ‘Hyatt Regency Chandigarh’ in April 2016 at the Industrial and Business Park area. The property has 211 guest rooms, three restaurants including multi-cuisine three-meal restaurant, Lobby Cafe and Italian restaurant, bar, over 36,000sqft of meeting and event hall. New bar, restaurant and spa are also expected to come up by June 2016.

[box type=”shadow” ]Yokogawa plant commissioned
Yokogawa India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, has commissioned pressure transmitter manufacturing unit at Bengaluru in March 2016. The company is targeting an annual production of 100,000 units by fiscal year 2020.[/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]Refinery expansion
Godavari Biorefineries has commissioned an expansion of its dehydrated ethanol (fuel grade) manufacturing unit at Village Sameerwadi, dist. Bagalkot, Karnataka in March 2016. The unit now has the capacity to make 50 million lt/yr of fuel grade ethanol, up from 15 million lt/yr. The facility will use byproducts of the company’s sugar manufacturing process as raw material. [/box]

DI BELLA COFFEE India is coming up with seven outlets across Mumbai City, Maharashtra. The outlets are scheduled for inauguration in November 2015. The company will invest Rs.330 million in the next one year to increase its stores to 25 in the country from the present 10. The cafe chain recently tied up with the Australian Retail College, which is supported by the Australian government, to train manpower in food and beverage (F&B) skills, coffee brewing, soft skills and grooming. The training would happen at the Barista training center which will be set up by the company by the end of this year in Mumbai.

CHANDIGARH INTERNATIONAL Airport, a JV between Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Governments of Punjab and Haryana, inaugurated a new terminal at Chandigarh Airport in September 2015. The terminal will handle both domestic as well as international flights. Designed on the green building concept, the terminal is spread over 53,000sqm and can handle 1,600 passengers, including 450 international travellers. The apron capacity will be eight aircraft, including cargo planes. With parking facility for 500 cars, it is equipped with 48 check-in counters, nine immigration counters, four arrival baggage carousels, three passenger boarding bridges, six escalators and 14 lifts.

The terminal building has five levels with arrival hall at ground floor, departures in the first floor and services, including baggage handling system, and offices in the basement. Built by L&T, the terminal comprises of a sewage treatment plant of 600 KLD, which is based on extended aeration technology, water treatment plant, rain water harvesting, international level baggage handling system and Wi-Fi facilities.

ACCOR HOTELS commissioned Novotel Imagica Khopoli, Mumbai, in September 2015. The property, owned by the Adlabs group and managed by Accor Hotels, has 116 rooms, four restaurants and a bar. The hotel plans to add another 171 rooms and suites later this year taking the inventory to 287 rooms by the first quarter of 2016.

MAHINDRA First Choice has opened its authorized dealer outlet at Eramalloor, Alappuzha district, Kerala in September 2015. The new facility, SAS Motors, is spread across 5000sqft. At present, the company has 95 dealerships in the southern region of India; it plans to expand this number to 125 outlets by the year-end.

DR HOTELS inaugurated the 112 rooms 5-star ‘Renaissance Lucknow Hotel’ (16 floors) at Gomti Nagar, dist. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh September 2015. Marriott International is the managee. The hotel consists of amenities like Sky roof top bar, infinity swimming pool, fitness center, ‘L-14’ – all-day dining International restaurant,’ Sepia’ – Indian restaurant, ‘Coffee and Cakes’ coffee house, yoga studio, etc.

MAHINDRA AUTO Steel, a subsidiary of Mahindra Intertrade, inaugurated an automotive steel processing facility at Chakan, Pune, Maharashtra in September 2015. The first phase of the facility has been set up over 10 acres of land, with a processing capacity of 100,000TPA. It is equipped with a state-ofthe- art blanking line from Fagor Arrasate of Spain and has been designed for the manufacture of nested blanks. The new facility constructed in accordance to IGBC’s green building norms, and incorporates features such as treatment of non-process wastewater and rainwater harvesting.

PANASONIC INDIA is gearing up to establish a new manufacturing facility for refrigerators that will entail capacity around 10 lakh units annually in the next 18 months

ACROPOLIS, a largest commercial complex, comprising a mall, a multiplex, offices and a club has opened at Rajdanga on Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata in September 2015. The mall spread over nearly 1 million sqft is expected to be fully operational in a month.

NISSAN MOTOR India intends to open about 300 outlets by end of financial year 2016. In this fiscal, Nissan has opened 18 outlets in India. The new outlets will come up across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kashmir.