India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world. The traffic growth, in the last three years, has been in the range of 16-18 per cent per annum. India is expected to be amongst the top three aviation markets in 2020 along with the US and China.
Amber Dubey, Partner and India Head of Aerospace & Defence, KPMG feels that a tough relook is required at the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Act, 2013, as it has made land acquisition for public infrastructure projects such as airports impossible.
The decision of the Government of India to spend $10 billion towards airport infrastructure development is a critical move. India is one the few nations in the globe which has recorded a year-on-year passenger growth of nearly 23 per cent.
As IndiaÂ´s urban population goes up from 26 to 51 per cent in a decade, the need for upgrading urban infrastructure is most acute here. China has caught up in the past six years. Indian infra requirements include budget housing, road infrastructure, bridges, flyovers and underpasses to connect small towns to cities and then to the metros.