IIT-Madras Unveiled Data Platform to Improve the Efficiency of Government Infrastructure Development

IIT Madras launched a platform recently named as Integrated Database for the Infrastructure development in order to develop the efficiency of Government Infrastructure Development. They help in effective decision-making among different stakeholders involved in the infrastructure sector.

The development partner for the project is Akara Research and Technologies. It was launched on May 29, 2019 at the 15th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR). It is held at IIT Bombay in a special session on Public-Private Partnership(PPP) in Indian Transport Sector.

This session is held by Prof G Raghuram, Director of Indian Institute of Management (11M) Bangalore. The project is done in the presence of Prof Thillai Rajan A, IIT Madras, Prof Swapnil Garg, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management Indore and Coordinator of PPPINDI.

Initially, ‘DIP’s focus on the road sector due to its highest allocation of funds among other projects and highest private investment through PPP. IDIP will collect data from National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) projects and other sources to cover projects undertaken by State and National governments along with their PPP.

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