With an estimated average spend of upwards of Rs 1 trillion per annum (excluding land cost), the order book additions will remain healthy for both, large and mid-sized road contractors over the next four to five years.
One has to look back a few years for proper perspective. Once power generation was de-licensed after The Electricity Act 2003, there was a boom in the sector. People started coming into power generation in a big way, both coal-based and coastal.
Pipelines and transmission lines have lower resistance to RoW or RoU acquisition than that for industries or power plants, except in cities. But thatâ€™s changing, says Janaki Krishnamoorthi, who analyses projects that have been stalled because of public protest against low compensation.