Indian Institute of Technology-Madras on 29 May 2019 launched an Integrated Database on Infrastructure Projects (IDIP), a data platform aimed at enhancing the efficiency of infrastructure development and enable effective decision-making among different stakeholders involved in the sector.
The platform was released by G Raghuram, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, in the presence of A Thillai Rajan of IIT Madras, and Swapnil Garg, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Indore and Co-ordinator of PPPINDIANET.
The platform was launched at the 15th World Conference on Transport Research conference held at IIT Bombay in a special session on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Indian Transport Sector. It can be accessed at www.idip.co.in. The initial focus of IDIP will be on the road sector, which has received the highest private investment among all infrastructure sectors. The PPP program in the road sector in India is the largest in the world.
The platform covers almost all the PPP road projects awarded so far, including those awarded by the state governments. The database would be enriched with the NHAI EPC projects shortly and is the source that provides the financial performance data of the Special Purpose Vehicles.