India has seen significant growth in its road network over the last five years, as the government has given priority to this sector. For the financial year 2022-23, the Central budget allocated more than Rs 2.70 trillion to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

    India currently has one of the largest road networks in the world, spanning over 5.8 million km. Of this, around 2% are National Highways, 3% are State Highways and the rest are part of the district and rural road network. Over 64.5% of all goods and 90% of passenger traffic move by road.

    The government has identified various economic corridors help transform India’s economy. The importance attached to the sector is also evinced by the fact that it accounts for approximately 18% of the National Infrastructure Pipeline. Various state governments are also developing critical road corridors as a catalyst of economic development.

    The government has taken measures to revive languishing projects, solve operational issues to ensure timely completion of projects, provide time bound dispute resolution, expedite land acquisition, put enhanced focus on road safety and adopt technology enabled solutions.

    Lately the focus has been on road safety, green initiatives, digital transformation and augmentation of funding sources.


    Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi.


    October 12th 2023
    10.00 AM – 09.00 PM


    15 Speakers


    20 Sponsors


    Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. Massive investments have been made in the construction industry by both public and private enterprises in recent years. India plans to spend US$ 1.4 trillion on infrastructure during 2019-23 to have a sustainable development of the country. The Government has suggested investment of Rs. 5,000,000 crore (US$ 750 billion) for railways infrastructure from 2018-30.

    India and Japan have joined hands for infrastructure development in India’s Northeast states and are also setting up an India-Japan Coordination Forum for Development of Northeast to undertake strategic infrastructure projects for the region


    • Reinforce your position as a thought leader in the Infrastructure Industry
    • Get a chance to interact with Industry Stalwarts and Policy Makers
    • Get effective solutions to Infrastructure related queries shared by the industry experts
    • Get yourself updated through recent trends
    • Take advantage of focused networking sessions to enter the strategic partnerships


    • Road operators – Road products (Geosynthetics, Steel, Bitumen, etc.)
    • Construction firms and contractors
    • Infrastructure development organizations
    • Construction equipment providers
    • OMT organizations and service providers
    • Government agencies
    • International financial agencies
    • Technology solution providers (GIS, RAMS, etc.)
    • Financial institutions and banks
    • Consultants – Coir geotextile manufacturers
    • Road development agencies – Legal firms, etc.


    Gold Partner

    Silver Partner

    Equipment Partner

    Associate Partner

    Associate Partner

    Technology Partner


    Atul BhobeAtul Bhobe
    Atul Bhobe
    Atul BhobeManaging Director,
    TPF Engineering
    Hardik AgarwalHardik Agarwal
    Hardik Agarwal
    Hardik AgarwalDirector
    Nitin ChattwalNitin Chattwal
    Nitin Chattwal
    Nitin ChattwalCEO
    Shrem Invit
    Sudhir HoshingSudhir Hoshing
    Sudhir Hoshing
    Sudhir HoshingJt. Managing Director
    IRB Infra
    Vijay Agrawal,Vijay Agrawal,
    Vijay Agrawal,
    Vijay Agrawal,Executive Director
    Equirus Capital
    Dr. Zaffar KhanDr. Zaffar Khan
    Dr. Zaffar Khan
    Dr. Zaffar KhanCOO
    Highway Concessions
    Parvesh MinochaParvesh Minocha
    Parvesh Minocha
    Parvesh MinochaChairman
    Feedback Infra
    Somnath NandanSomnath Nandan
    Somnath Nandan
    Somnath NandanCEng FICE (UK)
    Vice President & Head Engineering, TATA Projects
    Vishal ThombreVishal Thombre
    Vishal Thombre
    Vishal ThombreAsst Engineer – Costal Roads
    Manoj KumarManoj Kumar
    Manoj Kumar
    Manoj KumarMember – Projects,


      9.00 am REGISTRATION
    10 mins 9.30 am Welcome
    10 mins 9.40 am Inaugural Address
    Pratap Padode, Founder & President, FIRST Construction Council
    20 mins 9.50 am Keynote Address
    • Lt. General Harpal Singh, Former Engineer – In – Chief, Indian Army
    • Dr. Manoranjan Parida, Director, CSIR-CRRI
    5 mins 10.10 am Presenting Partner
    20 mins 10.15 am Chief Guest Address
    15 mins 10.35 am BREAK
    45 mins 10.50 am PANEL DISCUSSION
    Policy: Shaping Regulations for Safe and Sustainable Roads

    Experts and policymakers will share insights, experiences, and best practices in developing effective policies that prioritize road safety and sustainability. The discussion will cover

    • Policy Frameworks: Assessing the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in the existing regulations
    • Road Safety: Enhancing road safety through policy interventions
    • Addressing aspects such as eco-friendly materials, energy efficiency, and minimizing environmental impact
    • Role of technology, enforcement agencies, and penalties in promoting adherence to quality & safety standards


    • Mr. RK Pandey, Former Member Projects, NHAI & Former ADG, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
    • Mr. SK Nirmal, Secretary General, India Roads Congress
    • Dr. Satish Pandey, Principal Scientist at Central Road Research Institute (CRRI)
    • Mr. Akhilesh Srivastava, Road Safety Ambassador-International Roads Federation (IC)
    • Ms. Sarika Panda Bhatt, Director, Nagarro
    TECHNOLOGY: Revolutionizing Road Construction with Innovation
    20 mins 11.45 am KEYNOTE: Tunnelling Technology
    Col. Parikshit Mehra, Border Roads Organisation
    55 mins 12.05 pm PANEL DISCUSSION:
    Revolutionizing Road Project Management: Empowering Success through Technology
    This panel discussion will delve into the realm of utilizing technology to enhance road project management. The discussion aims to showcase successful case studies, highlight emerging technologies, and provide insights on implementing technology-driven solutions for effective road project management.
    • Pre-Construction Assessment: Tech intervention in effective planning of roads
    • Real Time Monitoring & Tracking: Exploring how data-driven insights, predictive modelling, and machine learning can improve decision-making, risk management, and resource allocation
    • Building Material Management: Overcoming Implementation Challenges by addressing common challenges and roadblocks in adopting technology in road project management
    • Terrain Efficient Equipment: Autonomous construction equipment, robotic surveying, and machine-guided construction techniques to improve productivity, safety, and quality control
    • Eco-friendly Execution and Innovation


    • Dhawal Ashar, Sr. Manager – Integrated Transport, WRI India
    • Shailesh Agarwal, Executive Director, BMTPC
    • Mr. Raghav Chandra, Former Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
    • TATA Projects Writgen / Trimble
    15 mins 12.45 pm INNOVATION SHOWCASE
    45 mins 1.00 pm LUNCH
    5 mins 1.45 pm Sponsor Presentation
    Finance: Funding the Future of Road Construction
    20 mins 1.50 pm KEYNOTE
    REITs and InvITs: A new era for India
    Suresh Goyal, MD & CEO, National Highways Infra Investment Managers (NHAI InvIT)
    60 mins 2.10 pm PANEL DISCUSSION
    Accelerating Road Infra with better Financing opportunities
    This panel aims to shed light on the various financial mechanisms that can fuel the growth of road infrastructure and foster collaboration between public and private sectors. It will focus on exploring innovative financing models, the role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in sustainable road development, and strategies to attract capital for road construction.
    • Exploring alternative funding options for road infrastructure projects
    • Green bonds, crowd-funding, asset recycling, and other innovative approaches to attract capital from diverse sources
    • Successful PPP projects, addressing challenges, and showcasing best practices for effective collaboration between public and private entities.
    • ESG Considerations in Road Financing

    MODERATOR: Bharat Parekh, Executive Director, CLSA


    • Palash Srivastava, CEO, IIFCL Projects
    • Venkata Ramana, Member (PPP), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
    • Rajesh Sharma, Managing Director of L&T Infrastructure Development Projects
    • NIIF
    • Nitin Chattwal, SHREM Invit
    • Morgan Stanley Infra
    • Rajay Kumar Sinha, SBI Caps
    • Niti Aayog
    • Central Bank of India
    45 mins 3.10 pm DIALOGUE
    Safer Roads: Innovative Designs for Enhanced Safety
    This session focuses on the critical aspect of designing better roads to ensure the safety of all road users. The discussion aims to explore innovative road design principles, best practices, and technological advancements that can significantly reduce accidents and enhance overall road safety.
    • Redesigning highways for enhanced safety
    • Road Safety Audits and Assessments
    • Integration of technology in road design and safety measures
    • Innovative technology and material


    • KP Purushothaman, KIIFB (Former Chief Engineer, BRO)
    • Russell Waugh, MD, Leighton Welspun Contractors
    • Vijay Kumar, Executive Director – Highways, RITES
    • Murthy Koti, AECOM
    • Ajay Alshetty, Founder & Director, Nirvayam Engineering
    55 mins 3.45 pm PANEL DISCUSSION
    EPC, HAM, BOT - The Right Ratio for Business?
    Gain a comprehensive understanding of the thought processes behind selecting the right financing model for road projects, the practical implications for project execution, and the strategies employed by industry leaders to strike the optimal balance. By the end of the panel discussion, participants will be better equipped to navigate the intricate decisions involved in road infrastructure development, ensuring a sustainable, efficient, and successful future for the industry.
    • Decoding the models: Evaluating the risks and returns to align with the business goals.
    • Financial Viability vs Operational Sustainability: Exploring Financial viability and long-term operational sustainability, maintenance, and road quality.
    • Investor Confidence and Learning from Experiences


    • Welspun
    • Patel Engineering
    • NCC
    • HCC
    • Afcons
    • Shapoorji Pallonji
    • L&T
    • Adani Roads
    • IRB
    • Megha Engineering
    • DRAPIL
    5 mins 4.30 pm VOTE OF THANKS
      4.35 pm END OF THE EVENT


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