Festival Agenda

Day 1 - 15th October 2019

Day 2 - 16th October 2019

Mission Bharatmala – Morth’s mission on Bharatamala program – its targets and achievements

The session will focus on

  • Challenges for Design and engineering
  • Challenges in Project Management
  • Technological challenges in projects - Equipment, skilled manpower


Parvesh Minocha, Executive Vice Chairman, Feedback Highways OMT Pvt. Ltd.


  • S Paramasivan, Managing Director, Afcons Infrastructure Limited
  • Pradeep Sharma, President , Action Construction Equipment Ltd.
  • Michiya Kitayama, Expert, JICA

Razing Roadblocks Raising Funds – Panel Discussion Despite the projects getting awarded to builders, construction faces delay due to lack of funds. Banks have started taking a backseat for long term financing with rising NPAs.

The session will focus on:

  • Consolidation & divestment of road assets
  • The new NHAI structure and how it will change road development
  • BOT, EPC, HAM & alternate financing options


Sameer Bhatnagar , Partner Transport & Logistics, KPMG


  • Sandeep Upadhyay, MD & CEO, Centrum Infrastructure
  • Sandeep Garg, MD, Welspun Enterprises
  • Bharat Singhal, Director, BRM, India Ratings

Land acquisition and site availability

  • Road building methods and quality control
  • Disputes & Arbitration ( Sabka Vikas scheme valid from 1st Sept 2019 & the newly introduced Arbitration And Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019
  • Shortage of manpower, machinery and material. Almost 40% shortage of skilled labor, fluctuating steel and cement prices and decrease in efficiency, all add up to the delay in completion of projects.
  • Stalled Projects - Solutions
  • Success Case study


Sumit Banerjee, Former CEO, Reliance Infra


  • R K Pandey, Member Projects, NHAI
  • Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director, WIRTGEN
  • Hardik Agarwal, Director, Dineshchandra R Agarwal Infracon
  • Ashok Emani, Principal -ESG, NIIF
  • Anirudh Reddy, Founder & CEO, Einsite