“I see a huge potential and opportunity for the construction industry to grow in all infrastructure sectors,” says Ashish Tandon, MD, Egis India Consulting Engineers
Egis is one of the top infrastructure solution providers in India. It can provide solutions from project inception to planning, design, execution and operation for all segments of the infrastructure sector. In an interview with ACE Update, Mr Tandon shares how Egis is assisting the Indian Government in its plans of upgrading and modernising the infrastructure in the country.
India and construction and infrastructure industryThe Indian construction industry has been growing from strength to strength over the last 2 decades, ever since the liberalisation of the Indian economy started. This industry is obviously dependent on the growth in the infrastructure sector, which in turn depends on the growth of the economy. Except for the last few years, Indian economy has been growing at a steady rate of 6-7 per cent or even more at times. The next 5 years look exciting for the industry because they coincide with the initiative of the present government to give the infrastructure sector the much needed push.
Mr Tandon sees a huge potential and opportunity for the construction industry to grow in all infrastructure sectors. In fact, he feels the construction industry should gear itself up to handle and manage the vast opportunities and volumes that would be thrown up in the coming years.
Growing EgisEgis is in the business of providing end-to-end engineering and project management solutions for infrastructure projects. The thrust given by the government for fast-paced development of the infrastructure in the country would offer opportunities for specialised companies with experience in various facets of infrastructure developments.
Egis would be best placed to offer solutions for all these opportunities and particularly interested at opportunities in green development, smart cities, urban infrastructure and transport.
X-FactorsThe announcement by the central government to build 100 smart cities is one of the biggest X-Factors. Then there are “Make in India” campaign, “Look East – Engage West” policy, relaxation in the FDI norms and budgetary focus on physical infrastructure development. There are also availability and capacity of banks and financial institutions to lend to the sector (public and private) and thrust on inter-linking of rivers, promotion of inland water transport, and focus on maintaining and restoration of heritage cities.
Egis and current market scenarioWhile Egis is one of the top infrastructure solution providers in India, it is arguably the only provider of end-to-end solutions. It can provide solutions from project inception to planning, design, execution and operation for all segments of the infrastructure sector. Mr Tandon sees Egis in India as one of the leading players in assisting the Indian Government in its plans of upgrading and modernising the infrastructure in the country.
Egis servicesThe services — which differentiate Egis from competitors — are obsession with quality, ethical practices, end-to-end solutions and single window solutions, orientation towards green development and reduction in carbon footprint of projects, and cumulative experience of managing complex infrastructure projects in over a hundred countries.