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Infrastructure

T.N. Srinivasan

in Eight Lectures on India's Economic Reforms

Published in print June 2000 | ISBN: 9780195652826
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195652826.003.0006
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This chapter examines infrastructure reforms in India. The problems of the telecommunication sector were resolved with the use of an auction to grant the licence to operate and the establishment of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), which is being run by managers with impeccable reputations. In the transportation sector, the shift in long distance cargo transportation from railways to private lorries because of the poor performance of the railways has been addressed with the passage of the National Highways Amendments Act in 1995. The National Highway Authority of India and the Ministry of Surface Transport are also offering tax holidays and have taken several steps to encourage private investment in build-operate-transfer projects. However, major problems remain in civil aviation and shipping sectors.

Keywords: infrastructure; India; telecommunications; railways; transportation; highways; build-operate-transfer; civil aviation; shipping

Chapter.  3515 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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