The future for infrastructure development looks bright in India: D.K. Sen

Pune, January 16, 2020: “With the Government announcing an outlay of Rs 100 lakh crore for infrastructure projects, the future for the infrastructure industry looks bright as the disbursement will open up more opportunities in next few years,” opined D. K. Sen, Director and Senior Executive Vice President L&T Limited.

He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of 16th edition of Constro 2020, which is western India’s largest construction expo organized by the Pune Construction Engineering and Research Foundation (PCERF) at Agriculture College Ground, Sinchan Nagar today. The expo will be held till January 19, 2020.

Vishwas Lokare, President PCERF, Sanjay Vaichal, Chairman Constro 2020 along with other office bears of PCERF including Jayant Inamdar, Jaideep Raje and Neelkanth Joshi were also present on the occasion.

Sen further said that to take grab these opportunities in the infrastructure sector, all related businesses and segments will have to focus more on the usage of intelligent, mechanized and digital technology for better, faster and accurate output and execution of the projects.

“The construction business is increasing and so are the challenges, which include deployment of manpower and execution of safety. Adequate importance should be given to create skilled manpower and the implementation of best possible safety measures at the construction site. According to an estimate, every week one person dies while 30 others get injured at a construction site in India,” Sen said.

Sen also said since the government has reserved Rs 20 lakh crore for development of roads, the technology of using waste plastic for road laying and pavement construction should be considered.

“We should encourage and support companies that want to use this technology, which is eco-friendly,” said Sen.

Accordingly, the first ‘Indigenous Maturity Meter’ developed by the PCERF was also formally launched on the occasion. This maturity meter can facilitate faster and accurate concrete testing and is very cost effective as it is available at 30 to 40 percent of the cost of the foreign maturity meter.

A Souvenir and a newsletter giving the advanced technological information about this field was also unveiled at the event.

Constro 2020 – The PCERF organized International Expo- ‘Constro 2020’ caters to construction needs and dole out information about modern building materials, machinery and construction methods. With the theme for this year’s exhibition being- ‘Mechanized and Intelligent Construction’ the exhibition will focus on subjects including Building Construction Codes, Green Sustainable Buildings, Construction Skill Development and Safety on Construction Site.