Out of the ICU

Infrastructure Urban

All through 2020, we have urged the Government to relook at its priorities and prioritise infrastructure. We have written open letters to the Finance Minister, sent letters to the Prime Minister, and published several articles around the year to accomplish this objective. On February 1, 2021, the Union Budget delivered sweet music to our ears. From Atmanirbhar (self-reliant), we morphed to InfraNirbhar (infra-dependent). The National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), which was looking like a pipedream, catapulted back into the reckoning.

CW contacted the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Roads, Transport & Highways and Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs to gather first-hand intelligence on the seriousness of government and the plan of execution. While Uni