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Concrete consumption to rise by four times to 1 trillion $ in 4 years

Friday, May 25, 2018

India’s need for infrastructure development is well supported by the Union Government’s mega push for the sector. The last few years have witnessed a phenomenal growth in the sector, be it roadways, railways to airports and other smart-city initiatives, leading to world-class facilities across the country. With a boost of more than 5.97 trillion for infrastructure in the Union Budget 2018, the sector will witness a huge positive shift in 2018-19. Concrete consumption to rise by four times to 1 trillion $ in 4 years with major consumption in creating infrastructure, roads, tunnels, dams, etc,” said  Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India at the  inauguration of the 6th edition of Concrete Show India in Mumbai yesterday

Concrete Show India (CSI) 2018, the three day (24th - 26th May 2018) trade show hosted by UBM India, commenced yesterday. The event was inaugurated S. K. Gupta, Director Projects, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.; S M Ramchandani, Retd Jt MD, MSRDC; Thiruman Archunan, Director Projects, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.; Jogen Holst, Director EPTISA Consulting Engineers and Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India.

“The Concrete Show India 2018 has grown by 30% year-on-year. Around 6000 buyers are expected to visit the show. There are various new technologies on display for the industry. The kind of industry comeback we at UBM India have received towards Concrete Show India 2018 further validates the potential of this industry. This year we are glad to showcase over 150 top of the line Indian and global companies providing you access to further your business.” Mudras added.

Significantly, CSI 2018 is witnessing a two- day power packed conference with the theme on ‘India’s Modern Infrastructure set in Concrete’. The expo this year saw a variety of engagement platforms including the Innovation Zone, Student Incubation Cell, Demonstration Areas, Start-up Zones, Business to Business & Business to Government and Experience Zones that enabled a strong interaction and participation from all stakeholders in the industry. An array of brands and products from countries such as China, Germany, Italy, UK and USA were also featured at the show.

S. K. Gupta, Director Projects, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. said, “A lot of concrete will be used for the Metro project, sea link and coastal roads. Currently we are using around 6 lakh of concrete for the metro and around 16 lakh for the stations.”

Speaking at the Concrete Show India, Anup Mathew, SVP & Business Head, Godrej Construction said, “Godrej Construction is delighted to be a part of Concrete Show India as their Sustainability Partner.

We at Godrej are committed towards sustainable development and are continually striving to promote it through our products and services. Setting up the Recycled Concrete Blocks Manufacturing Unit in Vikhroli, Mumbai is one of our most recent green initiatives.

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