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The Big Infra Opportunity

The Big Infra Opportunity

Stakeholders harp on the government's infrastructure push and expect construction orders of Rs.18 trillion in the next six years. This order inflow volume should support 12 to 15 per cent of industry-level execution of compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

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Traction Ahead!

Traction Ahead!

The Railways has sizeable capex plans for the five year period 2015-19 involving a capital outlay of Rs.8.56 trillion. The annual capital outlay for FY2016-18 was increased significantly to meet the five-year targets. NITI Aayog has also finalised the three year action agenda (2018-20).

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Fast Forwarding the Lifeline

Fast Forwarding the Lifeline

It is often pointed out that every rupee invested in ramping up railway infrastructure benefits the economy six times over. Therefore, after languishing for nearly 70 years, modernisation of the sector has been put on the fast track.

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Railway projects are gathering pace

Railway projects are gathering pace

Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice President, Mobility, Siemens, feels implementation of PPP will provide a fillip to railway projects in India. However, given the size and rapid growth in the country's rail sector, availability of trained manpower will remain a primary challenge.

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Competition Picks Up in HAM

Competition Picks Up in HAM

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.