MUMBAI: Rising pace of urbanisation in India is expected to need investments worth $20 trillion by 2040 to create infrastructure as over 70% of India’s population will move to urban areas, said Ashish Kumar Singh, principal secretary, Public Works Department (PWD), Government of Maharashtra.

He also highlighted the challenges faced by the government in executing infrastructure projects particularly the need for a pool of contractors who are supported by a team of skilled personnel who can deliver world class projects.

Singh stressed on need to develop manpower capability while speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Conference on Infrastructure Project Management.

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