July 2021

July 2021

Given the large pipeline of projects, tunnelling will be an area of opportunity for both domestic and overseas construction companies over the next five years or more. Apart from road and rail construction, there are […]

June 2021

June 2021

After decades of steady expansion in energy demand, India experienced a hiatus in 2020-21. This is no surprise, for energy consumption is directly associated with economic activity and the pandemic, with its associated lockdowns, caused […]

May 2021

May 2021

The hiatus in global trade caused by the pandemic offers a breathing space for the ports and shipping sector. A recovery will be dependent on the revival of domestic industrial activity as well as activity […]

April 2021

April 2021

Indian Railways (IR) has used the hiatus enforced due to the lockdown to reboot and refurbish its infrastructure. IR’s revenues are tied to freight and passenger traffic. Therefore, it suffered huge losses during the lockdown […]

March 2021

March 2021

The mining sector carries a weight of about 14.4 per cent on the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), but it grew at a compound annual growth rate of only 2.1 per cent between 2013 and […]

February 2021

February 2021

Maritime trade is intimately linked to the state of the global economy and it was badly affected by the pandemic. Apart from lower traffic, it derailed project timelines, led to unclaimed cargo clogging warehouses, labour […]

January 2021

January 2021

The construction industry faced extraordinary problems in 2020 due to the pandemic, the associated lockdown and the migration of labour back into the rural hinterland. The first calendar quarter (January-March 2020) was poor and the […]

December 2020

December 2020

 The pandemic and the associated lockdowns have severely impacted the infrastructure sector, along with the rest of the economy. Kick-starting infrastructure activity will require an enormous corpus of funding. Policymakers must find ways to attract […]

November 2020

November 2020

The aviation sector has been the hardest hit by the pandemic and the associated lockdowns. The one saving grace might be lower fuel costs but that hardly compensates for the catastrophic drop in passenger and […]

October 2020

October 2020

The road sector was badly impacted by the pandemic and the associated lockdowns. There will be lingering after-effects even though recovery has now started. On the positive side, NHAI and most state road authorities have […]

September 2020

September 2020

The pandemic and lockdown have dealt a body blow to urban transport systems. India’s metros were shut down from late March to early September this year, leading to huge revenue losses. Even now, safety and […]

August 2020

August 2020

This issue marks our twenty-second anniversary. In our past special anniversary issues, we used to review trends and developments in the previous 12 months, examine key issues and discuss the future outlook. This anniversary issue […]

July 2020

July 2020

There has been a steady increase in the demand for tunnel construction across the infrastructure space due to the needs of diverse sectors such as railways, metro systems, roads, hydropower, and water supply and sewerage. […]

June 2020

June 2020

The pandemic and its economic impact has led to a dramatic crash in global fuel demand and prices have fallen as well. India’s demand too has fallen in sync with the national lockdown. But this […]

May 2020

May 2020

The pandemic has had a very negative impact on trade. At the same time, it has emphasised the need for accelerating the digitalisation of all processes at India’s ports. As it stood, the Sagarmalaprogramme did […]

April 2020

April 2020

As of now, as is the case in so many other sectors, IR is intent on surviving the pandemic and lockdown without suffering more than the inevitable losses. However, once the lockdown ends, IR will […]

March 2020

March 2020

India’s mining sector has never performed to its innate potential because it has been hobbled by many negative factors. While the country possesses substantial natural resources, mining has always been a low-tech undertaking. There are […]

January 2020

January 2020

The construction industry is the highest employment generator outside of agriculture and also the largest consumer of steel, cement, bitumen, geosynthetics and other materials. It is, however, highly dependent on infrastructure development for activity – […]

December 2019

December 2019

There have been some green shoots of hope for infrastructure financing in the past year, despite the downbeat sentiment due to a decelerating economy. However, new problems have also surfaced. On the plus side of […]

Novemver 2019

November 2019

The experience across the UMT sector in India can at best be described as patchy. There has been rapid uptake of metro rail systems. Metros will be operational across 25 cities within the next few […]

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