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FDI up to 100% under automatic route is permitted in projects for construction and maintenance of roads, highways, vehicular bridges, toll roads, vehicular tunnels, ports and harbors.

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Policy

  FDI up to 100%

  Model agreements on Public-private partnership

Investment Opportunities

  US$ 35 billion to develop national highways alone

  Road Projects for 12,000 km on offer

  US$22 billion to develop Ports, Shipping & Inland waterways

  24 projects with investment of US$1.6 billion under implementation/award

  Roads, Highways, Ports and Harbors

FDI up to 100% under automatic route is permitted in projects for construction and maintenance of roads,highways, vehicular bridges, toll roads, vehicular tunnels, ports and harbor

The Government is focusing on expansion and modernization of roads and has opened this up for private sector participation. 48 new road projects worth US$ 12 billion are under construction. Development and upgradation of roads will require an investment of US$ 24 billion till 2008. Private sector participation in road projects will grow significantly

There is potential for investment in the expansion and modernization of ports, inland navigation and maritime transport. The Government has taken up the US$ 22 billion 'Sagarmala' project to develop the Port and Shipping sector under Public-Private Partnership. 100 percent FDI is permitted for construction and maintenance of ports. The Government is offering incentives to investors. While the government will take care of 15% of the investment, the rest will come from the private sector

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