In 2017-18, Vadodara-based Patel Infrastructure made bids for selective HAM projects in which competition was lower. (We were lucky to bag four HAM projects at rates much higher than NHAI's estimated cost, says Arvind Patel, Managing Director, Patel Infrastructure.
The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) will be constructing 2,600 houses for the economically weaker sections (EWS). The civic body will construct these houses at Kishanwadi area in the city as a part of the project. The housing scheme will come up under Pradhan Mantri Aavas Yojana (PMAY) at Sanjaynagar in Warasiya.
The Gujarat Government has floated a Slum Redevelopment Premium Fund (SRPF) with an initial corpus of Rs 700 crore. This fund from the Central and state government's grants will be exclusively for funding affordable housing projects across the state.
The new terminal at the Vadodara Airport has been constructed on the green concept. An important industrial, cultural and educational hub in western India, Vadodara houses several institutions of national and regional importance.
With 2017 just around the corner, the airports sector is in takeoff mode. Under the ´Udan´ scheme devised by the government to increase connectivity, plans are on the anvil to build 200 new airports in Tier-I and Tier-II cities and renovate airstrips in disuse.