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

  • Design and engineering
  • Project Management
  • Success Stories from State Road Development Agencies

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

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

Session IV: Corridors to Development

Industrial corridors, express highways and rural roads are connecting areas to development. The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor has eight cities coming up while other corridors are taking shape. Expressways are bringing cities closer. Even the Union Budget has allocated Rs 800 billion for 125,000 km of rural roads under the PMGSY. How profitable are these contracts, how speedily can they be executed, special efforts & challenges faced by contractors: all will be discussed.

The session will focus on:

  • On land acquisition and site facilitation
  • Funding and financing options
  • Road Development in North East / J&K
  • Innovation / Jugaad in execution