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AGENDA


KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

  • What are the recent trends and developments in the sector?
  • What is the outlook for the next two to three years?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

  • What have been the key achievements of the government in the past one year?
  • What has been the impact of these initiatives on the sector?
  • What are the targets and plans in terms of project awards and completion for the next couple of years?
  • What policy changes/initiatives can be expected in the future?
NHDP: PERFORMANCE AND OUTLOOK
  • What are NHAI’s targets and achievements for project award and completion?
  • What will be the preferred mode of project implementation?
  • What are the initiatives/measures taken to fast-track road development?
  • What are the key areas of concern that still need attention?

ROAD DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTHEAST

  • What is the current status of road development in the north-eastern states?
  • What are the targets and achievements of NHIDCL?
  • What are the opportunities for developers/contractors/equipment suppliers?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

DEVELOPERS’ PERSPECTIVE

  • How keen are private players to invest in the sector?
  • What are their expectations from the government and NHAI?
  • What are the key issues and challenges that remain to be addressed?

CONTRACTORS' PERSPECTIVE

  •  What has been the overall EPC experience?
  •  What are the upcoming opportunities for contractors?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

EXPERIENCE WITH THE HYBRID ANNUITY MODEL

  • What has been the experience so far?
  • What are the targets for the next two to three years?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

PROSPECTS OF THE TOLL-OPERATE-TRANSFER MODEL

  • What is the current status of the TOT model?
  • What has been the overall industry response to TOT?
  • What is the timeline for the roll-out of TOT projects?
  • What are the opportunities going forward?

FINANCIERS’ VIEWPOINT

  • What is the current stance of lenders/investors on funding road projects? How keen are they to fund hybrid annuity-based projects?
  • What are the new sources of funds being explored for the sector?
  • What are the key impending issues and challenges?

ASSET SALES AND ACQUISITIONS

  • What has been the experience in asset sales and acquisitions?
  • What are the challenges faced in negotiating such deals?
  • What strategies have been adopted to mitigate risks?

PROGRESS IN STATE ROAD DEVELOPMENT

  • What is the current status of state road development?
  • What are some of the noteworthy initiatives taken by the states?
  • What are the opportunities (EPC as well as PPP) in the segment?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF ROADS
  • What are the key trends and recent developments with respect to O&M?
  • What has been the experience of private players in undertaking O&M activities?
  • What are the key challenges faced?
INNOVATIONS IN MATERIALS (BITUMEN AND CONCRETE)
  • What are the new materials being used for the construction of flexible pavements?
  • What has been the experience so far in constructing concrete roads?
  • What are the recent global advances in terms of materials?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
ADVANCES IN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES
  • What are the latest construction methods and techniques in use? What are the key issues and challenges in construction?
  • What are the emerging construction technologies? What are the benefits and impact?
  • What has been the experience with respect to equipment leasing?
NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
  • What are the new technologies/intelligent transport systems being deployed on Indian roads?
  • What is the progress in FASTag deployment?
  • What are the global advances in this regard? Which of these are the most relevant for India?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
GEOSPATIAL SOLUTIONS FOR HIGHWAYS
  • What are the key applications of geospatial solutions like GIS and LiDAR in the road sector?
  • What are recent advances with regard to the geospatial services offered by the industry?
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects and initiatives in this regard? What are the key issues and challenges?
SUSTAINABLE/GREEN DESIGNS FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION
  • What are the environmental aspects being considered during road design and construction?
  • What are the key innovations in sustainable road design being offered by the industry?
  • What are the global best practices in this regard?
ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN DIFFICULT TERRAINS/REGIONS
  • What are the current practices being followed for road construction in inaccessible terrains?
  • What are the emerging construction techniques to deal with geological surprises?
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects and initiatives in this regard? What are the key issues and challenges?
FOCUS ON URBAN ROADS/FLYOVERS/BRIDGES
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects (completed or under implementation)?
  • What are the challenges faced in implementing these projects?
  • What lessons can be learnt from these projects?
INITIATIVES TO ENHANCE ROAD SAFETY
  • What are the key steps taken by the government? What are the safety measures taken by the industry?
  • What are the global best practices? What technologies can be deployed in India for ensuring safer roads?
  • What will be the likely impact of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017?
  • What are the challenges faced?
 
       
 
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