As it recovers to pre-Covid growth levels, Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) — the Centre’s infrastructure consultancy utility — is looking to expand its international footprint, both in consultancy and exports. RITES Chairman and Managing Director RAHUL MITHAL tells Dhruvaksh Saha about his plans for 2022-23 (FY23) and the challenges ahead. Edited excerpts:
Infrastructure is a core priority under the Centre’s economic growth plan. How is it auguring for RITES?
Our target for 2021-22 was to hit pre-Covid levels. We have done that, both in terms of top line and bottom line, which is about 7-8 per cent higher. Based on fourth-quarter trends and April, with respect to domestic and international consultancy orders across Metros, railways, and highways,