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1.Wake India, Make India

The Modi sarkar´s 100-day report card indicated that the PM has to work much harder at the process of integration of state governments with the Centre so that local issues see quicker resolution. This can very well happen in states with NDA rule


2.The Road to Reforms

Despite the infrastructure 'boom', the industry has failed to adhere to the momentum expected from it in terms of project execution. Janaki Krishnamoorthi delves into the reasons behind this and discovers that corruption, lack of transparency and rigidity must be eradicated for India to live up to its potential.


3.Diamond in the mine

Anil Swarup could well be called the nitro booster for the Indian infrastructure sector - and the magic is expected to continue with his recent appointment in the Coal Ministry as Secretary.


4.Airports Design And Build

Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has turned on the ´fasten seatbelt´ sign. If you haven´t done so, please take your seat and fasten your seatbelt. At this time, we request that all mobile phones and electronic devices be turned off as they might interfere with the navigational and communication equipment.


5.NTPC to buy stranded power assets

NTPC has plans to evaluate a proposal to buy stranded power assets worth $5 bn or Rs 31,000 crore.


6.The call of debt

Surprisingly, ever since Anil Swarup became head of the Projects Monitoring Group (PMG) under the Cabinet Committee of Investment, he has not gotten the attention he deserved.


7.We have to work together; the era of mistrust has to move

ANIL SWARUP, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India, and Guest of Honour and CW Man of the Year at the 12th CW Annual Awards 2014, highlights his journey of transparency and the need for the industry to find its achhe din.


8.Bumpy Road to Recovery

With the change of power at the Centre, the roads sector was expected to get back on the move with fast-track approvals, delink of forest and environment clearances, increased limits on sand mining, positive movement on land acquisition, online filing for clearances to construct rail over-bridges (ROB) and under-bridges (RUB), and change in bidding from BOT to EPC


9.Redefining excellence

Absolute pragmatism and a passion to address challenges defined the eight winners of the KPMG-Infrastructure Today Awards, held recently by the Asapp Media Information Group. The awards were given to entrepreneurs who have facilitated a model of growth that not only inspires, but also motivates.


10.Construction World Man of the Year

Anil SwarUp - Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India & Former Additional Secretary, Cabinet Committee on Investments Efficiency could well be the middle name of Anil Swarup who has set an astonishing clearance track record.