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Infrastructure

The world's largest infrastructure project

Being built between India's capital, Delhi, and its financial hub, Mumbai...

6 Airports
2 Ports
1 6-Lane Expressway
24 Smart Cities
2 Power Plants
23 Industrial Hubs
6 Airports
2 Ports
1 6-Lane Expressway
24 Smart Cities
2 Power Plants
23 Industrial Hubs

The Aim

to develop an industrial corridor that will eventually contribute more than 25% of India's GDP.

The Cost

USD 90 Billion

New Initiatives are sprouting up all over the country


The journey from Mumbai to India's sixth largest city, Ahmedabad, takes about eight hours by train.

But by 2023, this journey will be slashed to just two hours - with plans underway for a high-speed bullet train, direct from Japan.

The Indian government approved the USD 14.7 Billion bullet train system in December, 2015. The train will speed along the 315 mile track (508 km) at more than 180 miles (300 km) an hour.

Plans underway for a high-speed bullet train, from Japan

India's Engine of economic transformation


Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged that the state-of-the-art-system will become an engine of economic transformation in India. It's an example of the many infrastructure projects that he's pushing through.

Chennai

Indian Villages

Theres also a plan to connect 700,000 villages with roads by 2019, as part of a massive modernization initiative.

Kolkata

High speed rail networks will link Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Mumbai

The Infrastructure Sector is a key propeller of the Indian economy.


India pledged to invest around USD 1 Trillion in its five-year plan, between 2012 and 2017 according to a report by DMG events India Planning Commission.

According to India Brand Equity Foundation, India needs around USD 500 Billion to be spent on infrastructure development over the next five years.

7O% of the funds are required to improve power, roads and urban infrastructure.

India's Infrastructure Sector Includes


Electricity Networks
Urban Development
Railways
Dams
Ports
Bridges Roads

On the Road

India has the world's second largest road network - 3.2 million miles (5.23 million km) long.


Did you know?

USD 60 Billion will be invested in India's ports by 2020. The Sargamala project will deliver the roads and rail networks needed to link with the ports, to ensure goods are moved in and out of them quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

The Indian Ministry of Roads and Transport has plans for USD 120 billion worth of road-widening projects.

Opportunities Abound


The Indian power sector alone has an investment potential of USD 250 billion in the next four to five years, providing immense opportunities in power generation, distribution, transmission and equipment.

Construction equipment is also a booming industry, with revenues reaching USD 6.5 Billion in 2014 and this will increase by 13% a year following the rapid infrastructure development being undertaken by the Indian government.

What is a Nimz?

National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) make doing business in India easy.

NIMZs are mega industrial zones or integrated townships with world-class supporting infrastructure.

The government offers a range of incentives including exemption from capital gains tax to promote these areas.

India's Cities are getting smart


India plans to have 100 smart cities by 2022. 60 have been chosen so far the remaining will be announced by 2018.

Designed to change the way urban India lives, smart cities will enjoy uninterrupted power and water supply, Internet connectivity, e-governance, and quality infrastructure.

At least a dozen smart cities and several coastal economic zones will come under the enterprising Sagarmala project, which aims to lift Indias GDP growth by 2%

The Russian View


Russia recently pledged about USD 500 million towards India's infrastructure sector. Alongside this, Russia will invest into the National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF), India's specialist fund for financing infrastructure, set up in 2015.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will be investing USD 500 Million into the joint fund, to support investment opportunities and the growth of Russian businesses in India.

Russian companies are also working with india to develop its smart cities program.