Roads & Highways Construction Market in India 2019


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The Indian has the second-largest road network across the globe, which consists of state highways (1,56,694 km), national highways (1,32,500 km), and other roads (56,08,477 km). The roads and highways sector in India is undergoing development in recent years, owing to the rising public-private partnerships, as well as adequate government support and investments through the ‘Bharatmala Pariyojana’ initiative. National highways construction in India is forecasted to reach 65,000 km by FY 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of ~81.59% during the FY 2019-FY 2022 period. In the Union Budget of FY 2020, the Indian government has allocated a fund of INR 1.12 Tn to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for the improvement of road connectivity across the country.
Market segment insights
In FY 2018, the government of India has constructed 1,348 km roads in Maharashtra to ensure smooth transportation of freight to and from the ports. The National Highways Authority of India has allocated various roads and highway construction projects to companies, including Dilip Buildcon (~37.59%), IRB Infrastructure, PNC Infrastructure, and Ashoka Buildcon.
As of 3rd May 2019, ~52% of the public-private partnership projects in India are related to the construction of roads and bridges, especially for fulfilling the ambitious target of the Indian government of completing construction of ~65,000 km roads and highways by the end of FY 2022. Among the national highways built so far in India, ~59% are double lane roads, ~27% are single lane roads, and the rest are four, six, or eight-lane roads, by length.
Key growth drivers of the market
• As of September 2018, roads accounted for ~59% of the overall freight transport across India. The arrival of tourists increased in April 2019 by ~3.5% from that of April 2018. To provide access to drivable roads to car owners, enable smooth freight transport, and cater to the preferences of tourists, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways have been emphasizing on the construction of roads and highways across the country.

• The Indian government has a keen focus to improve road infrastructure across the country. Under the ‘Bharatmala Pariyojana’ project, the government has initiated the construction of 34,800 km roads and highways by the end of FY 2022, covering different regions of India. The government has also undertaken the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for the North-East project, especially for the improvement of road and transport infrastructure in the north-eastern region of India.

Companies covered
• Ashoka Buildcon Limited
• Dilip Buildcon Limited
• GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited
• IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
• KNR Construction Limited
• MEP Infrastructure Developers
• Patel Engineering Limited
• Reliance Infrastructure Limited
• Sadbhav Engineering Limited
• Larsen & Toubro Infrastructure Development Projects Limited

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Executive Summary
1.1. Executive summary

Chapter 2: Socio-Economic Indicators
2.1. Socio-economic indicators

Chapter 3: Introduction
3.1. Market definition and structure
3.2. India roads & highways distribution

Chapter 4: Market Overview
4.1. Roads and highways construction agencies in India
4.2. India national highways historical construction and government target (FY 2014-FY 2022)
4.3. Expenditure on construction of national highways (FY 2015-FY 2018)
4.4. Daily rate of highway construction (FY 2015-FY 2019)
4.5. National highways construction projects awarded – by length (FY 2015-FY 2019)
4.6. National highways construction projects awarded to BOT private players – by length (FY 2015-FY 2019)
4.7. Budgetary outlay for roads and highways construction (FY 2015-FY 2020)
4.8. Roads and highways construction projects started by the National Highways Authority of India in March 2018
4.9. Roads and highways construction programs initiated by the National Highways Development Project department
4.10. Status of National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation projects under construction (FY 2019)

Chapter 5: Market Segmentation
5.1. Share of roads and bridges construction in public-private partnership projects (3rd May 2019)
5.2. Share of different types of roads across India (based on length) (FY 2019)
5.3. Share of different types of roads across India (based on number of lanes) (2018)
5.4. Top 10 states based on construction of national highways (length-wise) in FY 2018
5.5. Top 7 players’ share of NHAI project allocation (value-wise) (FY 2017-FY 2018)

Chapter 6: Government initiatives
6.1. Bharatmala Pariyojana
6.2. Special Accelerated Road Development Program for North Eastern Region (SARDP-NE)
6.3. Sagarmala project
6.4. Connectivity developed by the Left-Wing Extremism Division (LWE)
6.5. Revival of languishing projects
6.6. Streamlining of process for fast execution of work
6.7. Introduction of funding models and other policies

Chapter 7: Market Influencers
7.1. Market drivers
7.2. Market challenges

Chapter 8: Market Trends
8.1. Market trends

Chapter 9: Competitive Landscape
9.1. Ashoka Buildcon Limited
– Company information
– Business description
– Products/services
– Key people
– Financial snapshot
– Key ratios
– Key financial performance indicators
– Key business segments
– Key geographical segments
*Similar information covered for all companies

9.2. Dilip Buildcon Limited
9.3. GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited
9.4. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
9.5. KNR Constructions Limited
9.6. MEP Infrastructure Developers Limited
9.7. Patel Engineering Limited
9.8. Reliance Infrastructure Limited
9.9. Sadbhav Engineering Limited
9.10. Larsen & Toubro Infrastructure Development Projects Limited

Chapter 10: Recent Developments
10.1. Recent developments

Chapter 11: Appendix
11.1. Research methodology
11.2. About Netscribes
11.3. Disclaimer