Delhi-MetroAs many as six infrastructure projects from India covering diverse sectors feature in the recently released third edition of Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report by KPMG.The Infrastructure 100 is a prestigious publication that produces an anthology of global infrastructure projects engaged in addressing excellence through scale, feasibility, complexity, innovation and impact on society. The latest edition of the report showcases 100 projects that embody the spirit of infrastructure, development and private finance in four distinctly different markets – economic powerhouses, emerging markets, mature international markets and small established markets.

The projects featuring in the report were chosen from more than 300 projects across the globe by a group of independent industry experts assigned for each of the four markets. The sectors covered by the featured projects include communications, global connectivity, energy and natural resources, recycling and waste management, water, healthcare, urban mobility, urban regeneration, new and extended cities and education.

The report identifies India along with Brazil, China, United States and Russia as economic powerhouses. These countries account for 40 percent of the world’s GDP but are being held back due to infrastructural gaps, it said.

The six Indian projects that feature among the world’s 100 most inspirational and innovative infrastructure projects in the report include the $323 million Interceptor Sewage System project designed to divert raw sewage flowing into Yamuna River to treatment plants, the $20-billion Gujarat International Finance Tec City project which combines state-of-the-art connectivity, infrastructure and transportation with sustainable, environmentally sensitive growth, the $2.3-billion Delhi Metro Rail project that continues to expand, the $1.9-billion Yamuna Expressway project which connects the capital New Delhi with Agra, the $4.4-billion Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project which is considered a landmark public-private partnership in the Indian energy sector, and the $17.9-million Narmada Canal Solar project aimed at conserving water while producing renewable power.

In addition to listing the 100 infrastructure projects from across the globe, the report highlights key trends driving infrastructure investment in key markets and demonstrates how governments are coming together with the private sector to overcome funding constraints in order to finance and build projects for improving quality of life.

INDIA’S TOP SIX PROJECTS
* $323-million Interceptor Sewage System project
* $20-billion Gujarat International Finance Tec City project
* $2.3-billion Delhi Metro Rail project
* $1.9-billion Yamuna Expressway project
* $4.4-billion Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project
* $17.9-million Narmada Canal Solar project

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