25 May 2019

Editor's Space

Building India 2.0


As January passes the baton to February, it is time for an eventful passage. The current government tabled its interim budget with multitude of announcements in the farming and social sectors, the government was perhaps more constrained to make allocation to the infrastructure sector.



With mention of flagship schemes like Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), the government reiterated its continued thrust and commitment to these programs. However, except the housing sector where direct and indirect fiscal benefits are likely to lead to real growth, the interim budget did not delve much into direct or indirect increase in allocation or investments in other sectors.



Even railways, which seem to have gotten some push, the overall capex seems to have increased only about 7-8 per cent, indicating less growth as compared to previous years. Other transportation segments like roads, aviation and ports, are likely to continue with similar allocations as previous year, and without a steep rise in public investments.



Our cities and villages are no longer isolated reactionary systems driven by local issues of sanitation or transportation but proactive interconnected ecosystems that integrate communities with their natural environment and create multifunctional spaces. Every bridge, every metro line, every building reflects countless assessments, collaborations and decisions.



With this being our 5th Annual Issue, we take you through some of the leading initiatives by the current government that have brought in and are still bringing in a revolutionary change in the entire infrastructure sector of the country.  



We thank our readers and advertisers for all the encouragement and support. Our 5 year journey has been both exhilarating and humbling, we invite you to join us in this incredible ride.



With a lot happening and set to happen, this month is full of reading material and we are certain that you will have a wonderful read!


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