A view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London. Britain is looking to host up to 60 major sporting events over the next 15 years, including soccer’s World Cup, to assert global influence and secure trade deals after Brexit.
Wasted energy Waste-to-energy plant, Lucknow
Ill-suited quality and quantity of waste put paid to this plant designed to treat 300 tonnes per day (TPD) of waste and generate 5 MW of electricity. It’s currently shut down.
Liquidity Crunch Tiruppur
This PPP ran well initially, thanks to the cross-subsidisation of tariffs from
industrial consumers. But it’s become unviable due to economic downturn in the textile hub and high operational costs.
Highway to Hell NH-8 toll plaza, Delhi/Haryana
Classic case of poor planning, design and management of a PPP. Poor estimation of
traffic flow has only resulted in chaos on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.
No Flow Water supply, Mysore
JUSCO was engaged in 2009 to build and operate an 800-km water supply system. Three years on, most areas in Mysore still face water shortage; only an 1,800-km network will resolve the problem.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alongwith Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar at a conference on "Building Infrastructure: Challenges & Opportunities" in New Delhi. Singh today exuded confidence in the Indian economy by saying that the economy would grow by 8.5 per cent in the next fiscal and accelerate to 9 per cent the following year from an estimated 7.2 per cent this fiscal.