The need for infrastructure development is one of the greatest global challenges of our time. In fact there is no bigger question for public policy worldwide. The key for the development of India as a nation will solely be dependent on striking the right balance of urban development alongside infrastructure growth. We need better highways, smooth connectivity between urban and rural areas, hospitals, bridges, schools, nuclear power plants and wind farms to meet our sustainable energy needs.
The development of India’s infrastructure is a huge task and brings lot of opportunities. Building good quality infrastructure will play key role in the development of Indian economy which is expected to play a great role in world economy. Extension of economic activity from the metros to hyperlocal cities has been the script of growth for most developed countries. On a similar growth spectrum Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out a massive plan of smart cities. However infrastructure expansion at the macro level means expansion of roads, highways, transport and railways. The government of India keen on developing strong infrastructure sector in the country.
Inside this issue we talk about some of the latest celebrated project of our country. We will find out the story behind Coachin International airport, First public private partnership (PPP) model airport in India, recent prime time debate topic Dhola-Sadiya bridge: India’s longest river bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, under construction Hyderabad Metro rail project and another engineering marvel : Mumbai’s Eastern freeway. With infra development so many highways and expressways are also proposed or under construction.