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HDIL is a listed real estate development company in India, with significant operations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. HDIL's business focuses on Real Estate Development, including construction and development of residential projects and, more recently, commercial and retail projects, Slum Rehabilitation and Development, including clearing slum land and rehousing slum dwellers, and Land Development, including development of infrastructure on land which the company then sells to other property developers. HDIL has an integrated in-house development team which covers all opment from project identification and inception through construction to completion and sale.

Since incorporation in 1996, HDIL has developed 23 projects covering approximately of saleable area, including approximately of land sold to other builders after Land Development, primarily in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. HDIL also have constructed an additional of rehabilitation housing area under slum rehabilitation schemes.

HDIL's residential projects generally comprise groups of apartments, towers or larger multi-purpose "township" projects in which individual housing units are sold to customers. The commercial projects are a mix of office space and multiplex cinemas. The retail projects focus on shopping malls. They usually follow a "build and sell" model for the properties they develop.

HDIL also undertakes slum rehabilitation projects under a Government scheme administered by the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), whereby developers are granted development rights in exchange for clearing and redeveloping slum lands, including providing replacement housing for the dislocated slum dwellers. The company has also won the prestigious Mumbai Airport Slum Rehabilitation Project to rehabilitate the slum dwellers located on of Mumbai Airport land.

Although historically HDIL has focused on real estate development in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, as part of their growth strategy they are considering projects in other locations, including Kochi and Hyderabad. They also are considering expanding into hotel projects, special economic zone(SEZ) developments and "mega-structure" complexes, which are large-scale mixed-use retail, commercial and residential developments.

HDIL's total land reserves comprise approximately of saleable area to be developed through 35 Ongoing or Planned projects.

HDIL's turnover from sales of projects, developed land and land development rights for the financial years ended 31 March 2008, 2007, 2006 were Rs. 2380 crore, Rs. 1204 crore, Rs. 434 crore, respectively, and the restated profit after tax for financial years ended 31 March 2008, 2007 and 2006 were Rs. 1409 crore, Rs. 743 crore and Rs. 1,172 crore respectively.

HDIL launched an IPO in July 2007 and is currently listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE).