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Pushing the Railway Behemoth

Pushing the Railway Behemoth

When we talk about infrastructure in India, what should come to our mind first is Indian Railways, but it doesn´t, because we seem to have taken the railways for granted. Indian Railways (IR) has the largest rail network in Asia

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Rs.8.5 lakh crore plan is for decongestion of network

Rs.8.5 lakh crore plan is for decongestion of network

Despite having the largest rail network in Asia, Indian Railways has not been able to make much progress. The reasons for its dismal growth are known. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ambitious plans of expansion and capacity building. In this regard, he says that in the high density routes, there has been considerable underinvestment, resulting in congestion.

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Ease of doing business in India has assumed priority

Ease of doing business in India has assumed priority

Generally, projects that are bankable do not face problems in obtaining financing. Of course, there are issues relating to the sector exposure, promoter commitments, etc. But these are exogenous to issues of bankability and will need to be dealt with separately at a macro level.

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ICICI Venture to raise Rs 1,685 cr

ICICI Venture to raise Rs 1,685 cr

The proposed ICICI Venture infra fund, which aims to invest in assets such as roads, ports, airports and seaports and infrastructure companies, has secured investment commitments of up to $270 million (Rs 1,685 crore) from major companies like LIC.

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ICICI Venture to raise Rs 1,685 cr

ICICI Venture to raise Rs 1,685 cr

The proposed ICICI Venture infra fund, which aims to invest in assets such as roads, ports, airports and seaports and infrastructure companies, has secured investment commitments of up to $270 million (Rs 1,685 crore) from major companies like LIC.

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IL&FS’ infra debt fund to raise $1-bn initially

IL&FS’ infra debt fund to raise $1-bn initially

IL&FS Financial Services informed that the infrastructure debt fund (IDF) floated by it in a joint venture with Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) may collect up to $1 billion in the beginning. It is learnt that the board of directors had initially advised raising $1 billion and then scaling up the size (eve

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Vizhinjam Port to mop up Rs 16 bn

Vizhinjam Port to mop up Rs 16 bn

In order to finance the development of the country's deepest port, Vizhinjam Port in Kerala is raising more than Rs 1,600 crore through bonds and institutional investors. Housing Urban Development Corporation

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Insuredly Yours

Insuredly Yours

LIC's total assets (Rs 12 lakh crore) almost match the amount the Railways are going to spend on infrastructure over the next 10 years.