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INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS TO PREPARE INDIA FOR 2022

Moderator - Neeraj Bansal, Partner and Head – ASEAN corridor and real estatesector – KPMG, India

Panelists-

· Alain Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India and South Asia

· Ashok Kumar, Senior Highway Engineer, World Bank, India

· Brij Nandan Yadava, Executive Director, DLF Limited

· Ajit Kumar Mishra, Chief Project Manager, Dedicated FreightCorridor Corporation of India, Government of India

Neeraj Bansal asked the panelist’s views on good practices to complete large andcomplex projects such as smart cities and dedicated freight corridors.

Alain Spohr, mentioned that international funding mandates projects to becompleted on time. He called upon Project managers to take ownership and leadprojects.

Ashok Kumar said that India’s old institutions are not yet ready to deal with mega projects. The country needs to ready its workforce to handle large scale projects. According to Brij Nandan Yadava successful completion of large-scale projects requires good work ethic and understanding of the life cycle of project from design to delivery. Detailed planning and effective change management are also necessary.

Ajit Kumar Mishra shared different approaches being used by the dedicated freightcorridor project to ensure timely delivery of the project.