Historically, infrastructure projects in India have been funded on a mix of debt and equity. The current trends suggest so. Over the past 15 days, as many as three initial public offerings-IRB, HUDCO and PSP Projects - have hit Dalal Street, raising more than Rs 6,000 crore, a testimony to the fact that the bond market is gaining pace after the 2008 turmoil.
It's an IPO season. After IRBs' InvIT, state-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO) will raise Rs 1,200 crore from the markets. Dr M Ravi Kanth, Chairman and Managing Director, divulges the company's future strategy in an INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY exclusive.
Punj Lloyd Infrastructure Limited (PLIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Punj Lloyd which was incorporated as a project development company focussing on public private partnership (PPP) projects in transportation, energy and urban infrastructure.
Citing the continuing economic slowdown that has impacted their projects, private highway developers are urging the Union government for maximum relief. Road builders like IRB, L&T, Reliance Infra, Ashoka Buildcon and Essel Infraprojects have started 16 premium projects and they want the government to allow rescheduling of annual premium payment.