According to the economic Surveys, the capacity creation in infrastructure sectors presented a mixed picture in 2008-09.
While telecom and petroleum sectors performed well in 2008-09 as compared to the recent years, the power sector exhibited considerable shortfall.
Most infrastructure sectors too witnessed subdued growth in production/services during 2008-09 because of slump in economic activity and commodity price, oil price shocks and overall global economic crisis. The Port and Air cargo growth slowed down considerably reflecting the sluggishness in import and export growth in second half of 2008-09. The rail freight growth too slowed down but to a lesser degree because the coal sector experienced robust production.
In addition, the growth in telecommunications stood as exception amidst the general slow down, the Survey adds.