At the plenary session on “Achieving Cost
Effectiveness through use of Modern technology and Equipment in Construction
Sector” held at EXCON today, the emphasis on technology as a key driver of
growth in the infrastructure sector was highlighted. Recent developments in the
areas of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and deep
learning will go a long way in boosting the infrastructure sector besides
ensuring longevity and effectiveness. The session was attended by senior
officials from the Government, industry leaders and stakeholders from the
infrastructure and construction equipment sectors.
CII EXCON 2019 – South Asia’s largest construction
equipment trade fair will demonstrate the role of smart technologies and
nextgen construction equipment in accelerating the growth of infrastructure in
EXCON 2019, scheduled to be held at the Bangalore
International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru from December 10-14, 2019 is
spread over 3,00,000 square metres and will have the participation of
over 1250 exhibitors including 350+ overseas companies from 25 countries
including China, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, UK & USA among
others. The 5-day exhibition would attract over 70,000 business visitors
from India and abroad.
JCB India Ltd said, “This is
the tenth edition of the EXCON and our theme this year is on “Smart i-tech-
Next Gen India@75”. Excon 2019 will demonstrate the role of smart technologies
and innovation in design in the manufacture of nextgen construction equipment
and machinery to support the rapid pace of infrastructure development in the
country. India is expected to become the third largest construction market
globally by 2022 and there has been rapid investments in infrastructure by the
government which is driving growth opportunities”.
Speaking on the
occasion, Mr Anand Mishra Chairman –
CII Rajasthan & Managing Director, Geetastar Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltdsaid, “Every sector requires a technological
advancement and in India, there exists a huge demand for houses, thanks to
country’s fast urbanisation. Using advanced technology in the construction
sector, we believe this demand could be met along with the other government initiatives
for both home buyers and well as developers”. Server less computing, AI,
network agility and edge computing are few of the strategic technology trends
that will create a boost in the Indian infrastructure, he added.
Excon 2019 endeavors to build India’s
infrastructure in an ecologically sustainable manner, enabling projects on
Smart Cities, supporting Swachh Bharat programs, promoting Skill Development
and position “Make In India” – as the National Agenda for achieving holistic
growth in the infrastructure and related sectors.
In order to give a boost to
the infrastructure sector the Government of India had announced its intention
to invest Rs.100 lakh crore in infrastructure over the next 5 years. The Government of India has also proposed for
expanding 1,25,000 KM of rural roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
and creating a national highway grid. Through the PMGSY programme, the
government has planned to bring in connectivity between all villages through
road network by 2019 and 2,000 kms of coastal connectivity roads have been
recognized for construction and development. All these initiatives of the
Government would further provide impetus to the growth of infrastructure and
As part of the 10th year celebrations of
EXCON, CII would organise special activities like celebrating Women in
Infrastructure, exclusive Pavilions on AI, IoT, Robotics, Startups, Components
& Parts; Job Fairs, Contest for School Children, Tree Plantation Day
besides Green Rating of CE Industry.
Excon addresses both marketing and educational
platform for all stakeholders. Government and Senior Bureaucrats capitalised it
as a knowledge platform for various departments (PWD’s and Civil Engineering
Departments), Private contractors, Builders, Road/ Infrastructure developers,
Smart City/ Urban Planning, Army, Border Roads Organisation, etc. to witness
the latest Technology, Equipment’s and Machinery display which will enable
accelerated Infrastructure development needs of the nation.
Indian Construction Equipment Manufactures’
Association is the Sector Partner for Excon 2019.