Seminar on Traffic Management and Safety during Highway Construction
A seminar on Traffic Management and Safety during Highway Construction saw a galaxy of luminaries as panelists and delegates. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Krishna said that traffic management is crucial for planned urbanisation which is a pressing need of the country today. “Urban development must facilitate jobs for people and fulfil their basic requirements. For this transport facilities should take into consideration – where and why people need to travel, and whether the travel can be reduced, or otherwise made convenient,” he said. Dr Krishna was very satisfied that all the exhibitors, the technology and the products displayed at the Expo were quite in line with these considerations. The seminar was chaired by P L Bongirwar, former Joint Managing Director who is at present Advisor to Larsen & Toubro. Praveen Sood, Additional Director General of Police, CCTNS & Commissioner of Traffic & Road Safety, Karnataka; Rajeev Lochan, Director, Safety, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police – Traffic, Delhi; Harish Mathur, Chief Executive, IL&FS Transportation; Sudhir Hoshing, CEO, Roads, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd and Terry Bergan, President and CEO, International Road Dynamics Inc. were the panelists.
New Products Launched
Three products were launched at the Expo.
Dark Eye launched Delineator cum Spring Post – a new model with reflector.
It acts as a divider and can be installed in one single day.
3M launched a Raised Pavement Marker (RPM) which has molded shanks to address the problem of the product getting delaminated.
This model takes care of the press fitted shanks coming out.
Frontier Polymers launched Metro Barrier.
It has metal shielding on top and and water barrier at the bottom.