Representatives of approximately 100 infrastructure companies are likely to attend an "investor's meet" that has been convened by the Railways on Saturday to discuss private investments in connectivity projects.
Infrastructure firms, including the IL&FS, GMR, Larsen and Toubro, Tata group and the Reliance Industries are understood to have evinced interest in Bansal's plan.
The government has asked the cash-strapped railways to prepare a model concession agreement (MCA)-- a framework to address issues related to financing, allocation of risks, rewards and obligations between the partners.
"We will prepare five different MCAs catering to each of the five PPP models envisaged in the new policy," said a top official. The road sector is one of the key areas that have such agreements. The Railways is also preparing two separate MCAs for stations and dedicated freight corridors.