PUNE: “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,” said DK 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 organised by the Pune Construction Engineering and Research Foundation (PCERF) at the Agriculture College Ground, Sinchan Nagar on Thursday. This expo will continue till January 19.
Sen added, “To grab these opportunities in the infrastructure sector, all related businesses and segments will have to focus more on the usage of intelligent, mechanised and digital technology for better, faster and accurate output and execution of the projects.”
He highlighted that adequate importance should be given to creating skilled manpower and implementation of best possible safety measures at the construction sites.
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 per cent of the cost of the foreign maturity meter. The theme being ‘Mechanised and Intelligent Construction’, the exhibition will focus on subjects including Building Construction Codes, Green Sustainable Buildings, Construction Skill Development and Safety on Construction Sites.