India Infrastructure Report Q3 2014 - New Study Released

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Jul 25 2014

We remain conservative towards the near-term growth outlook for India's construction and infrastructure sectors. Even though the historic win by the pro-business Bharatiya Janata Party during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections increases the likelihood for policy formation and execution as well as greater coordination between ministries, other factors dampening construction and infrastructure activity are unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. These factors include the high cost of domestic capital, high cost of overseas inputs due to a record-weak rupee, the lack of fiscal capacity to finance fixed asset investment and structural weaknesses in the country's business environment.

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* In March 2014, Bloomberg reported (citing unknown sources) that Cyrus Mistry, the chairman of India's Tata Group since December 2012, is planning to invest at least USD8bn in developing housing, roads and airports in India. To facilitate this spending plan, Bloomberg reported that Mistry is aiming to expand at least three of Tata's unlisted infrastructure companies after revamping operations among its larger listed companies such as its auto and steel business units.
* In June 2014, the government of Delhi, India, approved the regional rapid transit system (RRTS) project that will link Delhi with the neighbouring cities of Meerut, Alwar and Panipat by high-speed trains. The first corridor Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat is 111km and is expected to carry 380,000s passengers a day in 2016, while the second corridor Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar is 180km and will reportedly carry 700,000 passengers a day. The third corridor Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut is 90km and will carry about 570,000 passengers a day in 2016. Delhi will have nine stations on the three corridors and section of the alignment will be underground. Work on the three corridors is expected to start in 2013. The government also approved the establishment of INR1bn (USD16.74mn) National Capital Region Transport...

The India Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's India Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Indian infrastructure and construction industry.

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