16th Edition ROAD DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
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The conference is being organised by India Infrastructure Publishing, a leading provider of information on the infrastructure sectors through magazines, newsletters, reports and conferences. The company publishes Indian Infrastructure (www.indianinfrastructure.com), Power Line and Renewable Watch (www.renewablewatch.in) magazines, as well as the Road Development in India report. It also publishes the Directory and Yearbook on Roads & Bridges and Road Development in India (a weekly newsletter).
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ACO Systems and Solutions, ADCC Infocad, ADS PRO-SHIELD, Afcons, AJAX Engineering, AKT INFRA, Al Tasnim Enterprises LLC, Ambuja Cement, Ammann Apollo, AMW Motors, Apco Infratech, Aranca, Arrow Machinery, Ashbee Systems, Ashoka Buildcon, Asian Paints, Atlanta Limited, Atlas Copco India, Axis Bank, Axis Capital, AZB, Bajaj Reinforcement, BAML, BASF, Bentley, Bergkamp Bituminous Solutions, Bhageria Industries, Bharat Road Network Limited, BitChem, Border Road Organization, Bosch India, BPCL, Bureau Veritas, Business Unlimitedz, CASE New Holland, CDS Infra Projects Limited, Charankattu Coir, Chhattisgarh Road Development Corporation Ltd, Choksey Chemicals, CLSA, CPP Investment Board Advisors, CPRI, CPWD, CSIR -Central Road Research Institute, Cube Highways & Transport Assets Advisors, Dalmia Bharat Cement, Deptt of Roads and Building, Dilip Buildcon, Dolat Capital, Dow Chemicals, Dozco (India), DP Jain, DRAIPL, DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd, Eagle Infra, Edelweiss Financial Services, Egis India, Ekam Advisors, Elcome Technologies, Elsamex Maintenance Services, Escorts, Essar Oil, Essel Highways, Essel Infraprojects Ltd., Evonik India, Excellence Corporation, EY, Fairmate, Feedback Highways OMT, Fluor Corporation, Fosroc India, G R Infraprojects, G.N.C.T. Delhi, Gayatri Projects, Giridhar Techfab, GMMCO, GMR Group, Government of Telangana, GP Global, GR Infraprojects, GRI Club, Gulf Petrochem, HCC, HDFC Bank, HG Infra Engineering, Highway Concessions One Private Limited, Highway Operator’s Association, Hindustan Colas, HJS FIRE SAFETY AND SECURITY GROUP, ICICI, ICRA, IDFC, IIFCL, IIMA, IIT Roorkee, IL&FS Transportation Networks, IL&FS Trust Company, Indian Railways, Infra Innovation Marketing Solutions, Institute for Steel Development & Growth, IOCL, IRB Infrastructure Developers, J Rettenmaier, JCB, JMC, JSW Steel, JUSCO, JVR, Karman Consultants LLP, Karnataka Road Development Corporation, KEVALI INFRASTRUCTURES PVT LTD, Khator Technical Textiles, KNR, Kraton Polymers, L&T ECC, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Ltd, L&T Infrastructure Finance, L&T Transportation Infrastructure, L&W Construction Pvt Ltd, L N Malviya, Linhoff India, Link Legal, LiuGong India, Maccaferri Environmental Solutions, Macquarie India, Magnetic Autocontrol, MAHA-METRO PUNE, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mandla & Singh Law Chambers, Manraj Projects, Mark-O – Line, Max Group, MBL Infrastructure, Mega Metro, MEP, MoRTH, Motive Consultancy Services, MSRDC, NCC Limited, NDMC, Nexxus Petro Energy LLP, NHAI, NHIDCL, NITI Aayog, Nomura, Ooms Polymers, Organo Chemical Industries, Oriental Structures, Owens Corning, PE Consulting, Peak Infrastructure, Petrofac, PNB Investment Services Limited, PNC Infratech, Promat, PS Steel Tubes, Public Works Department -Government of Maharashtra, PWD Dehradun, PWD Delhi, Quippo, R&M International, Ramboll, Ramjee Concrete, RBIPL, RDS Projects, Reliance Infrastructure, Rice lakes Weighing Systems, RITES, Rodic Consultants, Rohhri Enterprises, Royal Haskoning DHV India Pvt. Ltd, Safire Capital, SAGTA, SAI Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Sankalpan Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, Sapco Bitumen Company, SBI Capital Markets, Second Vivekananda Bridge Tollway Company, Siemens, Sitech India, Smart Team, SMEC, Sojitz India, SPML, SRF Limited, STP Limited, Strategic Marketing and Team, Sunil Chemicals, Synergetic Ventures, Tandon Consultants, Tata Capital, Tata Cleantech, Tata Finance Capital, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery, Tata Steel, TCIL, Techbridge, Tensa, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Theme Engineering Service, TransAsia Infrastructure Group, Trimble Solution India, Udayam infra, Ultra Tech, Uniquest Infra Ventures, UPEIDA, Urban Axis, Utkarsh Tubes & Pipes, Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development, V E Commercial, Volvo Group, Wipro, Wirtgen, Yashraj Infrastructure, Yes Bank, Zydex, etc
- The road sector has been able to keep the momentum in activitydespite the disruptions on account of the pandemic. The ministry has surpassed its targets and constructed over 13,000 km of national highways in 2020-21. This translated into a construction rate of 37 km per day, up three times from 12 km per day constructed in 2014-15. During 2020-21, about 11,000 km of road projects were awarded, an increase of 20 per cent from 2019-20.
- Fund raising via unlocking value in operational road assets is one of the key priority areas. InvITs have emerged as a preferred route for monetising assets and raising capital. NHAI has recently filed draft papers with SEBI to set up an InvIT to raise about Rs 51 billion. The toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model has so far generated a total of over Rs 720 billion worth of funds for NHAI with the award of the Bundles I and III. The award of the fifth bundle has also been finalised. NHAI is also looking at value capture financing to mobilise funds.
- The sector presents multiple opportunities in for the next four to five years. A total capital investment of Rs 20 trillion has been planned for the road sector during 2020-25 under the National Infrastructure Pipeline. The completion and award of projects under the Bharatmala Programme is the biggest priority. The sector is also brimming with acquisition opportunities for small and large players, especially after smaller TOT bundles are on offer.
- Expressway development has also gained a lot of momentum. NHAI plans to construct 22 new expressways and economic corridors across the country by 2025. Spanning over 6,000 km, these expressways will be built with an investment of around Rs 3 trillion.
- Meanwhile, NHAI has also shifted focus to the quality and safety of highways. The development of model highway stretches, performance rating of consultants/concessionaires/contractors, ranking of highways for quality checks, etc. are a few steps in this direction. While the second wave of the pandemic is likely to disrupt the momentum, NHAI’s emphasis on digitalisation and automation will go a long way in ensuring the speed and quality of construction. The authority has gone fully digital with the launch of its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered big data analytics platform, Data Lake.
- The mission of this conference is to discuss the recent progress, highlight the emerging trends, identify the new opportunities in road development, and analyse the future strategies to fast-track project execution. It will also showcase the noteworthy projects as well as the solutions and technologies for digitalisation and automation in the sector.
TRENDS, DEVELOPMENTS AND OUTLOOK
- What are the emerging trends in the road sector? What has been the overall impact of the Covid-19 outbreak?
- What is the outlook for the next two to three years?
- What are the key unresolved issues and challenges?
MoRTH’S PERSPECTIVE: PROGRESS AND OPPORTUNITIES UNDER BHARATMALA
- What has been the overall progress under the Bharatmala programme?
- What are the future targets and strategies for faster project execution?
- What are the new and emerging growth areas in the sector?
NHAI’S ACHIEVEMENTS, NEW FOCUS AREAS AND FINANCING STRATEGIES
- What have been the authority’s key achievements in over the past year?
- What are some of the new initiatives being taken?
- What are the future plans and targets? What are the upcoming opportunities?
- What is the expected mix of implementation models?
DIGITALISATION AND AUTOMATION OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION
- What are the emerging needs and future requirements with respect to the design, engineering and construction of infrastructure projects?
- What has been the experience so far with regard to the use of digital technologies? What are the costs and benefits?
- What are the likely challenges in the use and adoption of potential technology solutions? What is the future outlook?
ASSET MONETISATION: THE WAY FORWARD FOR TOT AND INvITS
- What has been the overall experience with asset monetisation?
- How is the Covid-19 outbreak likely to impact the attractiveness of the upcoming TOT bundles and the launch of INvITS?
- What are the upcoming opportunities?
This session will feature a panel discussion among representatives from the government, private equity firms, insurance and pension funds, SWFs, commercial banks, etc.
DEVELOPERS’ VIEWPOINT: EXPERIENCE AND CHALLENGES WITH HAM, KEY LESSONS, AND FUTURE POTENTIAL OF BOT
- What is the developers’ perspective on the current state of the road sector?
- What has been the experience with the hybrid annuity model? What is the outlook with regard to BOT projects?
- What are the unresolved concerns? What is the future outlook for the sector?
- What are the expectations from the government?
CONTRACTORS’ PERSPECTIVE: IMPACT OF COVID-19, NEW TECHNIQUES AND FUTURE STRATEGIES
- What has been the experience with regard to the construction of road projects?
- How have construction practices evolved over the years?
- What are the new techniques being deployed to optimise construction costs and time?
- What are the industry’s expectations from the government?
EXPRESSWAY DEVELOPMENT: NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND EMERGING REQUIREMENTS
- What has been the Indian experience in expressway development so far?
- What are NHAI’s future plans and initiatives in expressway development?
- What is the status of these plans? What are the timelines?
INVESTOR AND LENDER PERSPECTIVE
- What is the current stance of lenders/investors on funding road projects?
- What is their take on funding HAM projects or on acquiring operational/stressed assets? What is the impact of Covid-19 on valuations and return expectations?
- What is the outlook for the TOT model? What are the alternatives financing options being considered in the sector?
- What are the key issues and challenges?
PROGRESS IN THE NORTHEAST
- What is the progress so far with regard to project award and completion?
- What are the new initiatives being undertaken?
- What are the future plans and targets? What are the key unresolved issues?
STATE-LEVEL INITIATIVES, NEW PROJECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
- What are some of the noteworthy initiatives and projects?
- What are the upcoming opportunities (EPC as well as PPP) in the segment?
- What are the key issues and challenges? What is the future outlook?
FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION
- What are the recent advancements and new innovations in this area?
- What are some of the successful case studies?
- What are the lessons learnt?
OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND TOLLING IN THE ROAD SECTOR
- What are the emerging O&M requirements in the sector?
- What are the best practices in project operations, maintenance and tolling?
- What are the latest innovations and most promising technologies?
MANAGING TIME, RISKS AND COSTS IN ROAD PROJECTS
- What has been the experience in managing time and cost overruns in road projects?
- What are the solutions and strategies being deployed to overcome these?
- What are the key initiatives taken to mitigate the legal risks posed by the Covid-19 outbreak?
This session will focus on initiatives, solutions and strategies for the following:
- Land Acquisition
- Reliability of DPRs
- Project Monitoring Practices
- Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
- Labour Issues
FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT
- What are the new technology initiatives/solutions/equipment being deployed in the sector?
- What has been the impact of these on the sector? What are the planned upgrades and innovations?
- What some of the global advancements?
- Data Lake
- Online Portals (project monitoring information system, road asset management system, concessionaire management system, GATI)
- ETC and FASTAG
- Highway Toll Management and Intelligent Traffic Management Systems, GPS, GIS, etc.
Honorable Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Road Transport & Highways, and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises will deliver the keynote address
The other speakers confirmed include (in alphabetical order):
- Saksham Agrawal, Director, Prakash Asphalting & Toll Highways
- Sanja Bajaj, VP, Wirtgen
- R.K. Bansal, Vice President & Head Roads & Runways Business, L&T
- Manish Barot, Head-Technical Sales & BD, Techfab India
- Rajeshwar Burla, Vice President, ICRA
- Ajay Chaudhary, National Head – Project Finance, WBG, L&T Infrastructure Finance
- Akhil Kumar Gupta, ED, Operations, Afcons Infrastructure
- Sudhir Hoshing, Joint Managing Director, IRB Infrastructure Developers
- Manoj Kumar, Member- Projects, NHAI
- Prakash Kumar, Managing Director, Karnataka Road Development Corporation
- Ajay Kumar Mishra, President, Dilip Buildcon
- Mukesh Mokha, GM Technical, Bajaj Reinforcement LLP
- L.P. Padhy, Chief General Manager, Technical, NHAI
- R.K. Pandey, Member- Projects, NHAI
- Vipulkumar Prajapati, Sr. Engineer, 3M India
- Manmohan Rawat, Vice President, Transportation, AECOM
- T.R. Rao, Whole Time Director, Infrastructure, PNC Infratech
- P. RAVINDER RAO, Engineer-in-Chief (R&B), Govt of Telangana, Hyderabad
- Sandeep Reddy, Managing Director, Gayatri Projects
- Supratim Sarkar, Executive VP and Group Head (PA & SF), SBI Capital Markets
- Vinay Sekar, SVP, M&A and Project Finance, Cube Highways and Transportation Assets Advisors
- SP Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways
- DU Srinivasan, Division Sales Manager, Transportation Safety Division, 3M India
- A.K. Srivastava, Chief General Manager, NHAI
The conference is targeted at:
- Road operators
- Construction firms and contractors
- Construction equipment providers
- Government agencies
- Technology solution providers (GIS, RAMS, etc.)
- Road development agencies
- Road products (Geosynthetics, Steel, Bitumen, etc.)
- Infrastructure development organisations
- OMT organizations and service providers
- International financial agencies
- Financial institutions and banks
- Coir geotextile manufacturers
- Legal firms, etc.