The draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020, has many positives, but it should safeguard state autonomy and plug holes. The wish list is for an act that will make India’s coastline future-ready – safe harbours, unimpeded access, water deep enough for the largest vessels, no risk of noise, dirt and danger associated with loading and unloading...
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has been regularly expanding capacities to capture new business opportunities. Captain Sandeep Mehta, President, (APSEZ), talks to INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY about the role and impact of private ports in India.
Urban transport and development is a state subject. With the Centre and the State coming together to fight the decade-old urban issue for a few and a century-old issue for many cities, Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) feels that the Centre providing a helping hand to the State is like a corporate federalism.
In India, the Central and the State Governments have worked on a wide range of sectorsÃ¹including roads, ports, telecommunication, power, water supply, waste management, tourism, industrial infrastructure, SEZ, township development, and health on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) basis.
Even as free joyrides are being extended to Nagpurites on the 5-kilometre stretch from the Airport South to Khapri on the Nagpur metro rail before its formal inauguration, the federal government has plans to extend the service to the cityÂ’s outskirts using the existing broad-gauge railway tracks.
According to economic survey 2015v16, the decade to 2011 saw inter-state migration of 60 million people and inter-district migration of around 80 million people. However, within the next four years, by 2015, the number of inter-state migrants increased by 45 million.
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).
The overall cost of expansion of the operational and approved metro projects under implementation is over Rs 2.5 lakh crore, and another Rs 2 lakh crore worth projects are in various stages of approval and are likely to come up for bidding in the next five years