The fourth edition of the Infrastructure Excellence Awards, jointly initiated
by Essar Steel and E18 in association with CNBC TV18, was hosted in New Delhi, India.
Instituted with the objective of recognizing the 'nation builders' and felicitating infrastructure companies for excellence and strategic initiatives in the field of construction, these awards are the biggest infrastructure awards in the country.
The Infrastructure Excellence Awards received an overwhelming response this year with more than 150 nominations from over 70 companies. The evening of the awards witnessed stalwarts from the Indian infrastructure industry coming together to honor the achievements of a sector that is literally the backbone of the economy.
The Union Minister for Urban Development, Government of India, Kamal Nath was the Chief Guest for the awards ceremony and even felicitated the winners. The awards were conferred on the basis of overall excellence in execution of projects in highways and flyovers, railways, airports, ports, energy and power, oil and gas, telecom, urban infrastructure and water, and sanitation. AM Naik, Chairman of Larsen & Toubro, received the 'Infrastructure Leader of the Year' award.
The jury, comprising of experts in the field, conducted the evaluation process to select the best and the most sustainable value creator among infrastructure projects in various categories.
|Dr Arvind Mayaram, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Rural Development|
|Dr Kirit Parikh, Chairman, Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe)|
|Mr S S Kohli, Former Chairman and Managing Director, India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL)|
|Ms Swati Ramanathan, Co-Founder, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy.|
MAIN AWARD CATEGORIES
|Highways & Flyovers|| Afcons Infrastructure
||3-Level Grade Separator at Ghazipur on NH-24, Delhi|
|Railways|| Rail Vikas Nigam
||Railway Bridge over River Mahanadi, Orissa|
|Airports|| Bangalore International Airport
||Airport Terminal 1, Bengaluru|
|Ports||APM Terminals Pipavav||Development & Operation of Pipavav Port, Gujarat|
|Energy & Power|| CLP Power India Private
||Jhajjar Thermal Power Plant (2 x 660 MW), Haryana|
|Energy & Power|| Tata Power Company
||Ultra Mega Power Project (5 x 800 MW), Mundra, Gujarat|
|Oil & Gas|| Cairn India
||Mangala Development Pipeline Project, Rajasthan & Gujarat|
|Oil & Gas||Larsen & Toubro - Hydrocarbon||Barmer to Salaya Pipeline, Rajasthan & Gujarat|
|Rajasthan Northern Area Development Project at Mangala Oil Field, Barmer, Rajasthan|
|Telecom|| Bharti Infratel
||Rural Telecom Project, Jammu & Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh|
|Urban Infrastructure|| Indraprastha Gas
||City Gas Distribution Project, Delhi & NCR|
|Water & Sanitation|| SPML Infra
||Latur Water Supply System, Maharashtra|
SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES
|Infrastructure Leader of the Year||A M Naik, Chairman and Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro|
|Infrastructure Company of the Year||Ramky Infrastructure|
|Emergingÿ Company of the Year||Cairn India|
|Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) Project of the Year||Tata Bluescope Steel||Coated Steel Complex, Jamshedpur|
|Infrastructure Project Design of the Year||Jaypee Sports International||Formula 1 Buddh International Circuit, Uttar Pradesh|
|Essar Steel Award for contribution in the field of Infrastructure Development||JCB India|