In an exclusive interview to INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY, Debjani Chakrabarti, Director Highways, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) elucidates some of the key funding strategies being utilised by India as a part of the country's ambitious Rs 7 trillion roads building programme.
Macro developments suggest positive trends in the road sector with pickup in execution. Recent bids under the Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) in May-June have seen participation increasing from two-four players to seven-eight players as the risk-reward equation is favourable.
ThereÂ´s a big scope of service delivery improvement and the government needs to think mobile first. The Â´Digital IndiaÂ´ initiative aims at preparing India for a knowledge-oriented future. The programmeÂ´s objectives clearly highlight that it is a comprehensive
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the following steps to promote the operationalisation of Infrastructure Debt Funds (IDFs): (a) Capping of the annual guarantee fee payable to the concession authority at 0.05 per cent per annum of outstanding debt financed by the IDF NBFCs for the first three years of operation of the IDF NBFCs; and (b) Access to the benefits of Public Financial Institutions (PFI) status to IDFs like permitting IDF NBFCs to file Shelf Prospectus under
Following the approval of new norms by the board of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, the pension fund may invest part of its Rs 5 trillion corpus in infrastructure debt funds (IDFs). The new norms allow the pension fund body to invest in bonds with tenures up to 25 years and this may enable it to consider IDF
Reports suggest that the officials of labour ministry and the finance ministry may soon discuss the issue of allowing EmployeesÂ’ Provident Fund Organisation to invest in infrastructure debt funds (IDF). Presently, EPFO is not allowed to invest a part of its Rs 5 lakh crore corpus in the IDF. It is learnt that the organisation, through the labour ministry, has already begu