In India, AECOM, which began its journey in 2009, is working on all of the 10 largest infrastructure projects being implemented in the country, said Burke, who is visiting India for the first time. “AECOM is committed to India and is in a strong position to help Prime Minister Modi and the Indian government achieve the infrastructure vision for the country,” Burke told reporters here.
The major projects being executed relate to sectors such as urban development, transportation, environment, master planning and energy-efficient buildings. AECOM is working on two of India’s most significant projects — Dholera New Township in Gujarat and development of naval base “Seabird” in Karwar. The projected construction cost for the two projects is $7.3 billion and $3 billion, respectively. It also provides consultancy services for Metro rail projects in six cities. The total cost of construction works being undertaken by AECOM for the Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai Metros is $9.9 billion. The consulting firm is currently engaged in providing design and project management services in the country. There is no immediate plan to get into build, finance and operate activities in India, but the company may eventually do so, Burke said. Burke met senior government officials from various transport and other infrastructure-related ministries