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Recharge to Rebuild!

The manifesto of the NDA points towards building 12,000 km of roads per annum! In 2018-19, even though contracts awarded were to the tune of 15,000 km (against 17,055 km in 2017-18), the figure for roads constructed up to November 2018 has been 5,759 km (against 9,829 km in 2017-18).

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Technology paving the way for innovation

The recently concluded mega construction equipment event bauma saw a slew of new technologies on show that are going to attract the attention of the customers in future.

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The Eleventh Hour Is Here!

By 2025, the construction market in India is expected to emerge as the third-largest globally.

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Infrastructure momentum to continue

Global construction equipment sales hit an all-time high of 1.1 million units in 2018, with a retail value of approximately $110 billion, according to Off-Highway Research.

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The year of construction technology

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 2, 2019 declared April 2019-March 2020 as the Construction-Technology year and stressed on the use of advanced technology to meet the increasing demand of affordable housing and provision of Housing for All by 2022.

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Growth ahead, no skidding!

According to the UN's World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2019, India's GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 7.6 per cent in 2019-20 from an estimated 7.4 per cent in the current fiscal ending March 2019.

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Hallelujah! It's raining orders

The larger picture of various market researches shows growth for the construction equipment (CE) industry.

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SHOWTIME!

In spite of the positive sentiments in the construction and infrastructure industry, there are some risk factors visible which could affect the growth of the industry temporarily.

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Raising the Bar

The good news is here! India notched the 77th rank in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business, jumping 23 places up from last year. The report also recognises India as one of the top 10 reformers among 190 countries.

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Port of call

Cargo traffic at Indian ports is gradually growing. Containerisation and palletisation of cargo is on the rise, though there is still far more to go for us to have a sizeable share of containerised and palletised cargo in the global market.