Celebrating Smaller Delays

By 2018 the Portion of Projects Affected by Schedule Overrun had Dropped to under 20%

 
img

Buildings in Gurgaon, India

Schedule overruns affected nearly 30 percent of Indian infrastructure projects monitored by the government in 2014. By 2018, that had dropped to under 20 percent, even as the number of initiatives managed by the Central Sector Infrastructure Projects increased from 710 to 1,315.

In a report to the Indian Parliament, the minister for statistics and program implementation pointed to several major steps that have helped keep projects on schedule: more rigorous project appraisal, setting up change committees to manage time and cost overruns, and establishing state-level coordination committees to focus on speeding implementation.

The delays, the report found, are caused by land acquisition, forest clearance, equipment delivery, legal issues and funding constraints.

By 2018, the portion of projects affected by schedule overrun had dropped to under 20%.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • PM Network

    Proyecto del año de PMI 2020 member content open

    Durante décadas, Europa ha dependido en gran medida de una nación, Rusia, para suministrar su gas natural. Casi el 40 por ciento del gas natural de la Unión Europea proviene de Rusia. Una nueva…

  • PM Network

    2020 PMI® Project of the Year Winner member content open

    By Parsi, Novid| Wilkinson, Amy For decades, Europe has relied heavily on one nation, Russia, to supply its natural gas. Almost 40 percent of the European Union’s natural gas comes from Russia. A new pipeline could change that.…

  • PM Network

    Banishing Bottlenecks member content open

    By Ingram, Bruce Bottlenecks can have punishing consequences on projects—and their teams. Whether the source of the logjam is a person, a process or a resourcing backlog, teams can get stuck in project limbo when…

  • PM Network

    Power Play member content open

    By Fister Gale, Sarah India's skyrocketing growth is only matched by its surging demand for energy—expected to roughly double over the next two decades. With India on pace to consume more than 10 percent of the global…

  • PM Network

    Going to Extremes member content open

    By Fister Gale, Sarah Blistering desert heat. Arctic chill. Middle-of-nowhere sites. When projects happen in extreme environments, teams face a test of professional skill—and personal will. Embracing a climate of…

Advertisement