After the success of its flagship & Asia’s first-of-its-kind magazines titled eGov, eHealth and Digital Learning; Elets Technomedia brings to you a specialized focus magazine on infrastructure and construction industry through Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering (ICE) CONNECT that offers new technology & industry trends to stay ahead of times. Infra-construction segments involve a mixed bag of vital economy drivers like ports, mining, airports, power, energy, real estate, roads, railways and many more. These segments have been witnessing a healthy inflow of participation from international as well as national players and are on a constant technological evolution. The magazine aims to provide a platform and connect the key stakeholders of ICE with a holistic approach to share their views, initiatives, challenges and new ideas. Our vision to create a communication channel wherein industry, government, academia and organisations share their thoughts on emerging technology, market trends and business opportunities and explore the vibrancy of the many sectors that encompass Infrastructure, construction & engineering fields.
The fiscal 2012-13 posed numerous hurdles before the growth pace of the infra-construction segment, wherein prospective growth drivers like roads and railways had a major hit. The current edition reflects on the industry reactions on a major policy implementation witnessed during the year, which is the Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Act. While the realty industry raised concerns about acceleration in the opportunity cost of land, the impact of the stand taken by government in ensuring the effectiveness of Act among the ‘affected sections – especially farmers’ is yet to be seen.
Mining was another segment which remained as a spotlight debate topic due to a slew of scams and policy uncertainties. However, in our edition we explore that despite all these hurdles, the country’s mining majors adopted a techno-path in implementing efficiency in their operations. e-Auctioning of coal blocks and e-procurement were some such vital initiatives upheld by the mining majors in bringing a technical reformation in the process of bidding tenders.
Pacing on a similar technical mode, a sector which has been marking constant progress is that of pre-engineered buildings. Addressing the demands for fast, cost-effective and easy-to-install structures the pre-engineered building construction has today emerged as a most preferred option, not just in the commercial and warehousing segment, but in the residential sector as well.
Considering all these evolutional pathways being witnessed in the infrastructure and construction sectors, we as a fourth eye of our economy, find it essential to regularly update our readers about the sector’s growth pace. As a prime approach, we have attempted in serving our best to address the current and vital topics impacting the infra-construction segments. We will ensure and look forth to serve our readers and clientele further on a monthly basis as a one-stop-information hub to seek all the latest updates about the evolving technologies, trends and business of the infra-construction and engineering segments.
I extend a warm welcome to our readers of ICE CONNECT and hope for their best wishes and goodwill to be with us as we traverse a new journey at Elets Technomedia.
Ravi.Gupta@elets.in Andrew Whitworth Jersey