Sectoral and spatial spillover effects of infrastructure investment: a case study of Bengaluru, India (RICS)

Published July 2013

Understanding the impact of public infrastructure spending is imperative to government policy framework in India. This research looks specifically at sectoral and spatial spillover effects in Bangalore, and how infrastructure investment may stimulate investment in other sectors.

According to an estimate by India's Ministry of Urban Development, the urban population in India is expected to reach 575 million by 2030, from an estimated 325 million in 2005. In view of this urban population's staggering size, spending in infrastructure should be backed by comprehensive policy framework. India has experienced huge growth in infrastructure spending flowing through various channels (e.g. railways, highways, power generation and airports).