The detailed budget speech, one of the most comprehensive ones in recent past did have some significant positives for sectors like Infrastructure, Power, Banking and NBFC, Agriculture reiterating her focus on Affordable housing, Education and Healthcare sector.
As reported, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) received the Union Cabinet’s approval for setting up an infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) – permitting the body to monetise its completed national highways and therefore, fulfil its funding requirements.
As reported, nine road stretches of around 566 km running through Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Tamil Nadu that were put up for auctioning under the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), are expected to receive bids from Adani Enterprises, Cube Highways and Infrastructure, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and IRB Infrastructure.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), in a bid to revive public-private partnership (PPP) for its projects, will offer about 950 km of road stretches that are estimated to be worth Rs 300 billion on its Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model.
Gurugram-based construction firm APCO Infratech has reportedly bagged the contract for construction of the 6.5-km-long Z-morh tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir. The project is expected to provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar and Kargil