The Department of Civil Engineering organized a webinar on Impact of COVID-19 on Infrastructure Development on June 27, 2020. 80+ participants from industry and academia participated in the webinar.
Mr. Bharat Ravi, Chief General Manager, NBCC India Ltd., also stated various problems which are coming up and stressed for the delay in undergoing projects ranging from 6 to 8 months, he also stated that changes in demand market, is also creating pressure on revenues and in turn stressing the existing stressed financial status of projects.
Mr. Akshay Sharan, an alumni of 2019-13 batch of B.Tech Civil Engineering program of MRIIRS currently working as Senior Highway Designer with Arkitechno Consultant Pvt. Ltd also stated that even the giant government employers are facing stiff fund arrangements, because highway sector is chiefly being driven by TOLL Revenue, which has decreased a lot amid current lockdown and no show to work regime of COVID-19.