Infrastructure

India is projected to spend some US$1trillion by 2020 on a spectrum of infrastructure projects – roads, ports, airports, power (including nuclear) and urban regeneration/rail, new cities and towns. In June, 2015 the Indian Government launched the 100 Smart City Mission (SCM) along with two other major missions Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Housing for all by 2022. India’s ‘Smart City’ initiative is part of a larger plan to develop industrial corridors such as the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor (CBIC) and the Bangalore-Mumbai Economic Corridor (BMEC). Many industrial and commercial centers are expected to be recreated as Smart Cities along these corridors. In September, 2015 the government of India announced a list of 98 cities to be built as ‘smart cities’ in next 5 years allocating a budget of £ 9.8 billion in 2015. With the focus on developing smart cities and companies looking to offer value-added and specialised services such as technology consulting, networking, middleware, sector-specific applications, and systems integration, the initiative offers immense opportunities for UK businesses

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