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Conference on Financing of Major Infrastructure Projects in India

New Delhi, India (November 21, 2023): In a bid to unravel the intricacies of financing major urban infrastructure projects in India, Urban Infra Group is set to host a compelling panel discussion during the 3rd Urban Infra Business Summit & Awards 2023 on December 7th at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The summit aims to shed light on key facets, bringing together experts and stakeholders to deliberate on the following crucial topics:-

Investment Landscape and Opportunities

The discussion kicks off with an in-depth analysis of the current investment landscape for major urban infrastructure projects in India. This segment aims to highlight key investment opportunities for both domestic and international investors while delving into the potential returns and risks associated with such endeavors.

Public-Private Partnership Models

The role of public-private partnership (PPP) models takes center stage in the second segment. Experts will emphasize the benefits of shared risk, enhanced efficiency, and optimal resource utilization to ensure timely project delivery and long-term sustainability.

Government Initiatives and Funding Mechanisms

The third topic scrutinizes government initiatives and funding mechanisms for urban infrastructure development. Attention will be given to fund allocation, policy frameworks, and regulatory incentives designed to attract investments and promote private sector participation.

Infrastructure Bonds and Capital Markets

Deliberations on the role of infrastructure bonds and capital markets follow, exploring the potential for infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs) and other financial instruments to attract long-term capital from institutional investors and the general public.

Risk Mitigation Strategies and Insurance Solutions

Addressing challenges related to risk management in urban infrastructure projects, the panel will explore effective strategies for risk mitigation, including the use of insurance solutions, hedging mechanisms, and contingency planning.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Global Partnerships

The scope for foreign direct investment (FDI) and global partnerships will be the focus of the fifth segment, highlighting the benefits of technology transfer, knowledge sharing, and international best practices.

Innovative Financing Models and Alternative Sources of Funding

Exploration of innovative financing models and alternative funding sources takes center stage in the sixth segment, emphasizing the importance of diversifying funding sources and exploring new avenues for capital infusion.

Role of Development Financial Institutions (DFIs)

The role of development financial institutions (DFIs) in supporting urban infrastructure development is evaluated, with a focus on their contribution to project financing, capacity building, and technical assistance.

Smart City Initiatives and Digital Financing Solutions

The seventh segment will delve into the integration of smart city initiatives and digital financing solutions in urban infrastructure projects. Emphasis will be placed on data-driven decision-making, blockchain technology, and digital platforms to streamline financing processes.

Socio-Economic Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The final segment highlights the importance of conducting comprehensive socio-economic impact assessments and aligning urban infrastructure projects with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The emphasis is on prioritizing inclusive growth, environmental sustainability, and community welfare in the financing and implementation process.
Distinguished Panelists

The panel will feature esteemed individuals:-
  • Mr. Sudhendu J. Sinha, Advisor (Infra Connectivity & E-Mobility), NITI Aayog
  • Mr. Abhijeet Sinha, National Program Director, Ease of Doing Business
  • Mr. Karan Sethi, Sr. Vice President (Sector Head), Invest India
  • Mr. Nitin N. Kumar, Director (Transport & Logistics), PwC India
  • Mr. Ashwini Kumar Agarwal, General Manager, IIFCL
  • Dr. Namrita Kalsi, Chief Architect, HMRTC
Participate in the Summit

Urban Infra Group extends a warm invitation to professionals across industries to actively participate in this insightful event. Whether as a session partner, speaker, or delegate, seize the opportunity to engage with industry leaders, gain valuable insights, and contribute to the discourse shaping the future of urban infrastructure in India.


As the Urban Infra Business Summit & Awards 2023 approaches, the anticipation for groundbreaking discussions on financing major urban infrastructure projects in India is palpable. The convergence of industry experts, government officials, and thought leaders promises to pave the way for innovative solutions and collaborative initiatives, propelling India towards a sustainable and resilient urban future.