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GOVT. PLANS NATIONAL INVESTMENT GRID TO MAP BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS COUNTRY

FEB 2016- The idea is that this may encourage private investment, which has been a laggard. The proposed grid will have details of upcoming projects as well as those that are underway besides land available with the Centre, states, their agencies and public sector undertakings. "Such a grid will place investment opportunities in terms of projects upfront and make it easier for investors to access and explore," said an official of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), which is discussing the idea with states as part of the Invest India programme.



RAILWAYS WILL SOON INVITE BIDS FOR MORDERNISATION OF 400 STATIONS

JAN 2016- The railways will soon invite bids for modernisation of 400 stations, opening up more avenues for private investment in infrastructure. The government has also set up the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and is in touch with global sovereign and pension funds to become partners in facilitating greater private investment.



GOVT. ANNOUNCES HIGHWAY PROJECTS WORTH $99 BILLION

AUG 2015- Projecting the country’s highways sector as a “unique opportunity” for investments, government has rolled out projects worth US$ 93 billion, including the US$ 45 billion flagship road building programme NHDP. Investment opportunities include “new models being rolled out both for greenfield (hybrid annuity) and brownfield projects (monetisation),” according to the Road Transport and Highways Ministry which has come out with a list of such projects.



CENTRE INVITES GLOBAL BIDS FOR RS.2,500cr 'TRAIN SETS' PROJECT

JUNE 2015- Delhi to Mumbai or Kolkata may just be an overnight journey with railways taking the first concrete step to bring about change in the way trains are run-from being driven by locomotives now, to train sets in the near future. The introduction of train sets will allow for quicker acceleration and deceleration cutting travel time significantly. The state-run transporter has invited global players for the roughly Rs 2,500 crore project for procurement, manufacture and maintenance of 15 Electric Multiple Units (EMU) train sets (or 315 rail cars) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Make in India' programme.