The infrastructure sector, with transportation at the forefront, is a key enabler, acting as no less than a spinal cord for any economy and India is no exception. The infrastructure sector can be referred to as a set of basic services, facilities and physical installations required for smooth functioning of quality life in a country.
The PPP way of creating infrastructure in India has waned. Things got compounded by inherent risks that were stacked up upon the private sector, resulting in a bouquet of heavily invested infra projects getting waylaid and now languishing due to delays and cost overruns
Sandeep Upadhyay - MD & CEO, Centrum Infrastructure Advisory Ltd, says that a more consultative process involving the NHAI and all stakeholders, by giving due weightage to the lenders, would result in a win-win situation for infrastructure development in India.
In general, our view is that GST is going to bring in a lot of efficiencies as far as logistics goes and logistics also has a direct bearing on the cost of some of these raw materials which are going to be core to the development of any infrastructure project.