The benchmark indices settled around 1.5 per cent lower amid a weak rupee, which slipped below 73 per dollar mark for the first time to hit an all-time low of 73.34 in intraday deals. The Indian currency dropped to a record low in intraday trade on Wednesday as a sharp rise in global crude oil prices over the last two sessions weighed on sentiment for the local unit. The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 35,976, down 551 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,858, down 150 points.
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L&T bags Rs 30.36-bn order to build T2 of Bengaluru international airport :
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Wednesday said its buildings and factories business has won Rs 30.36-billion order from Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) to construct terminal-2 of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. “The scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of terminal-2, including the integration of services and utilities along with the airport’s systems, support facilities and buildings,” the engineering and construction major said in a BSE filing. The company said, once completed, the 2,55,000 square meter phase 1 of T2 will augment the capacity of the airport by 25 million passengers per annum (MPPA). L&T Construction is also currently constructing the New South Parallel Runway (NSPR), apron and other auxiliary buildings at the Bengaluru Airport. Shares of the company were trading at Rs 1,232 apiece, down 1.24 per cent, from the previous close on BSE.