In this extensive interview to INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY, he says that it is entirely up to the Railways on how it would like to leverage its unique position as the countryÂ’s most inclusive transporter.
Investment opportunity stems from efforts of making rolling stock safer, faster and more efficient. The thrust on electrification is expected to give a spurt to electric locomotives, bringing down the fuel bill significantly, even as increasing investment in higher horse power locomotives will support longer rakes.
FICCIâ€™s infrastructure summit in New Delhi, marked by large participation from all sectors, did not witness remarkable announcements, but for the reiteration that infrastructure is likely to miss the 11th Plan target by more than 10 percent.How do we make banksâ€™ infrastructure lending more long term with less mismatches? Well, create solutions outside bbanks, says Planning Commissionâ€™s high profile Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Inaugurating the India Infrastructure Summit 2011