Indian Government’s focus on developing ‘World Class Infrastructure’ offers untapped opportunities to top International real estate and construction players

Railway station redevelopment program offers opportunities for reputed new entrants

  • The Government has ambitious plans to modernize its railway infrastructure so as to make it at par with global standards. However, the Indian Railways faces financial difficulties and lacks the necessary investment resources due to its ‘low fare’ policy.
  • To resolve this funding issue, 100% FDI was allowed in the railway infrastructure sector in 2014.
  • Further, in 2015, the Government announced plans for modernization of 400 railway stations including the monetization of station land area through commercial real estate development.

Case: Developing a real estate asset-mix and assessing its financial feasibility

  • NRI , advised a South Korean real estate developer in assessing project feasibility of a proposed commercial redevelopment of one of the largest railway stations in India.
  • We helped in building macro-level understanding on 3 cities of shortlisted projects and advised on the selection of the final project. Carried out a detailed micro-level assessment to validate the project concept, propose a suitable product-mix and estimate potential financial returns. This was done by actively engaging with industry experts, government officials and leveraging NRI’s internal resources and capabilities.

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