Vipin Sondhi: Indian infra booms with road construction opportunities
April 10, 2024, Delhi

Speaking during the launch of a road show on 14th RAHSTA Expo, Vipin Sondhi, Chairman of the RAHSTA Expo Committee, said, “I believe the biggest opportunity in Indian infrastructure lies in road construction, which is evident to everyone. Over the last 10 years, there has been tremendous growth, and this trend is only going to accelerate. Thus, in terms of infrastructure, every stakeholder has an opportunity to contribute for the right reasons. It’s a promising business opportunity and sustainable for decades to come. Ultimately, citizens will be the biggest beneficiaries.”

He added, “The government has consistently prioritised infrastructure development. Even during the Covid-19 period, there was no reduction in focus or allocation for infrastructure projects, and this trend is expected to continue. Within the infrastructure sector, roads receive the highest allocation, and there is also significant progress in execution.”

“The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has constructed 12,349 km of national highways in 2023-24 - the second highest achievement! In 2020-21 a record 13,327 kms had been constructed, the highest so far. The experience of a well-constructed road is no accident but a badly constructed one can cause many,” stated Pratap PadodeFounder, FIRST Construction Council, a pioneering infrastructure-driven council focused on advancing India's infrastructure development. 

The 14th RAHSTA Expo will be held from October 9-10, 2024, at Jio Convention Centre, Mumbai. RAHSTA, which stands for Roads and Highways Sustainable Technologies & Advancement, is a dedicated event to the world of road construction equipment, technology, and sustainability.

Ashish Kumar Singh, CGM – Finance, National Highway Authority of India; RK Pandey, former NHAI member and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee; SK Nirmal, Secretary General, Indian Roads Congress and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee; Prof Satish Pandey, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology; Ankit Jain, CFO, Cube Highways Growth Advisors, Vijay Agrawal, Executive Director, Equirus Capital; and Subodh Dixit, Former Executive Director, Shapoorji Pallonji, participated in a round table discussion on the new BOT proposals. 

The launch function at PHD Chamber for RAHSTA Expo was attended by who’s who of the infrastructure industry such Lt Gen Harpal Singh, President, International Road Federation and former Engineer-in-Chief, Indian Army; Akhilesh Srivastava, Road Safety Ambassador, International Road Federation; Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery; Rajesh Menon, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers; Raman Kapil, President, Tata Projects; Anand Sundaresan, Director, Ammann India; Dheeraj Panda, Managing Director, Ammann India; Rajan Aiyer, Managing Director, Trimble; Satin Sachdeva, Founder & Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association; Dr Swamy, Chairman, The Institution of Civil Engineers and Dr Ranjeet Mehta, Executive Director of PHDCCI, among others.

Organised by the FIRST Construction Council, the RAHSTA Expo 2024, which will be held as part of 10th India Construction Festival, will bring together industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders for two days of exploration, collaboration, and transformation.

Besides RAHSTA Expo 2024, the India Construction Festival 2024 will include the following:

Exhibitors can use RAHSTA Expo 2024 to showcase their construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, and construction vehicles to a targeted audience of industry professionals. RAHSTA Expo will be an ideal platform to connect with key decision-makers, generate leads, and grow business in this rapidly expanding market.

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