National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
With a view to realizing the dream of Development for all, the Government of India has placed investment in infrastructure as one of the key drivers of development of the Indian economy. Since infrastructure investments require long term patient capital, the Government announced the setting up of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), as a quasi-sovereign wealth fund.
The corpus of the Fund is proposed to be of the order of Rs.40,000 cr (US$6 billion) wherein the Government of India would invest 49%, circa Rs.20,000 cr (US$3 billion). NIIF is expected play the role of a catalyst for supporting investments in infrastructure with the objective of maximizing economic impact through investments in commercially viable projects, both greenfield and brownfield, including stalled projects. NIIF shall also consider other nationally important projects, if found commercially viable. Read more »
Indian road network of 33 lakh Km. is second largest in the world and consists of Expressway (200Km), National Highways (96260.72 Km), State Highways (131899 Km), Major District Roads (467763 Km), Rural and Other Roads (2650000 Km). About 65% of freight and 80% passenger traffic . Read more »
The Indian Railways is among the world's 3rd largest rail network under a single management with 66000 route kms Transports 1097 million tonnes of freight annually.Runs 21000 passengers and freight trains daily. Runs 21000 passengers and freight trains daily. the railway network is Read more »
India is the ninth-largest civil aviation market in the world, with a market size of around US$ 16 billion. Indian domestic air traffic is expected to cross 100 million passengers by FY2017, compared to 81 million passengers in 2015, as per Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). India is among the five fastest-growing Read more »
India's long coastline of 7,517 km and inland waterways of 14,500 km offer immense potential for development. The country has 12 major ports, 69 non-major operational ports which are operational. The aggregate handling capacity of Indian ports put together is around 1.5 bn tons per annum. In 2014-15, actual traffic Read more »