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Wednesday , 22 May 2024


“Outstanding sessions, packed conference venue, attentive audience, very well organised”

Town / City Planning and Transport Infrastructure
(L to R): S.C.Deshpande, Chief Town and Country Planning, MMRDA; Jagan Shah, Resident Senior Fellow, Artha Global; K. V. Abdul Malik, Secretary, Greater Cochin Development Authority and Kshama Puntambekar, Assistant Professor-Department of Planning, SPA, Bhopal

The technical Conference during TrafficInfraTech Expo has always carried a distinct tag. It is not just a side activity. It sets the theme and tone for the event. Delegates and exhibitors look forward to being part of the three-day discussions and technical presentations that add value to the knowledge gained outside the hall.

The topics spanned from town planning and transport infrastructure, and technology for road construction, to ITS/5G, next generation safety, integrated public transport, parking, EV ecosystem or to GPS based tolling. Puneet Rathod, Lead- Technical Standards, Qualcomm Standards & Industry Organizations put it, “From the conference session, one of the major takeaways was the view that there are several aspects in which everyone has a chance to contribute, including telecom companies, the government, software developers and even start-ups. Together, they can improve the road experience for all.”

For Kshama Puntambekar, Assistant Professor, School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal, being part of the opening session was a satisfying experience. “The theme was rightly placed, there was a lot of seriousness & thought involved in getting the panel together, as there was the right mix of experts with domain knowledge.”

Utilisation of Steel Slag in Road Infrastructure
(L to R): Gajraj Singh Rathore, Chief Operating Officer, JSW Steel Ltd; Satish Pandey, Principal Scientist – Flexible Pavement Division, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute; Tomomitsu Inada, Director & Vice President – Technology, AM/NS and YN Gotkar, DGM, NHAI

According to Urwashi Baghele, Exe/TOD, National Capital Region Transport Corporation, “The conference sessions were very insightful, and the presentations were very detailed. We were given a broad picture of how urbanisation will look in the near future by integrating land use and transportation. The major takeaway from the session was how to plan for a sustainable future for the cities.”

Road Construction: Implementation of New Technology- Performance and Challenges
(L to R): Brig CS Baswana, Deputy Director General – Perspective Planning & Coord, BRO; J.P Nair, Managing Director, Virtual Info Systems Pvt. Ltd S K Nirmal, Director General (RD), Ministry of Road Transport & Highways; V P Ramgude, Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, Govt. of Maharashtra; Himanshu Agarwal, Senior Vice President-International Markets, Zydex Industries Pvt. Ltd and Nitin Nakhat, CEO, Shri Balaji Road Marking Machines

For Biswajit Baruah, Founder and CEO, Hive Sustainable Solutions: “I am glad to have attended the sessions where traffic experts discussed prevailing road safety issues. I can take some of these inputs and implement them into our product range.”

Next Generation Road Safety
(L to R): Teja Gudena, Senior Vice President – Devices, Netradyne; Dr. H. M. Naqvi, CGM (Technical), NHAI; Kiran K. Kapila, President Emeritus, International Road Federation; Akhilesh Srivastava, World Economic Forum – Leading Road Safety 2.0 in India; Prashant Oberoi, Head – Government Sales (India), Norden Communication Private Limited and Tony Mathew, Head Delivery & Operations, TRL

“The conference and expo were both excellent, especially the sessions on defining & describing the use of different materials & techniques, and making your transportation system smart”, asserted Pranav Dholiya, Deputy General Manager, Gandhinagar Smart City.

Integrated Public Transport
(L to R): Bhushan Vartak, Vice President – Delivery Head Engineering Solutions, Datamatics Global Services Limited; Vivek Ogra, Partner – Transport Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP; Shamik Joshi, Head-Mobility, Amnex Infotechnologies Pvt. Ltd Narendra Verma, Technical Advisor, Sustainable Urban Mobility – Air Quality, Climate Action and Accessibility, GIZ India and Shreyansh Shah, Associate Director – Strategic Alliances, MYBYK

Shreya Hinge, Business Development Manager, Dell Technologies, stated, “As someone who comes from the surveillance side of the business, it was really helpful. In this case, there were OEM partners, system integrators, and consultants all under one roof!”

GPS based Tolling
(L to R): Shruti Gupta, Senior Project Manager, Egis-India Consulting; Sachin Pandey, Manager Projects, IHMCL; B K. Thakur, COO, IHMCL; Sandeep Pawar, MD & CEO, Kent Intelligent Transportation Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd and Yogesh Dhongade, Founder Director, LogicMo Systems Private Limited

“Everything was very well organised. There were experts from the technology end, and there were key decision makers from the government…bringing everyone together for the cause of road safety is commendable. It is time to join together in this cause and bring down the number of road accident deaths in India”, Pooja Bajaj, Civic Changemaker – Road Safety.

“Overall, the expo was wonderful with a large number of stalls. The audience has benefited from this conference and they could view the newest technology and systems in those fields at the same time. We hope to have such type of conferences in the future also, ” commented Sushil Kumar, Deputy Director General, Department of Telecom.

Taking India’s EV based sustainable transport System to the next level
(L to R): Preetesh Singh, Specialist CASE & Alternate Powertrains, Nomura Research Institute Consulting & Solutions India Pvt. Ltd; Karthik Bangalore Anantha, Head – R&D, Omega Seiki Mobility; Mangala Chandran, Editor-in-Chief, TrafficInfratech Magazine; Abhijeet Sinha, National Program Director EODB & NHEV; Anil Srivastava, Director, Epsilon Advanced Materials; Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Verma, Professor & Convenor, IISc, Bangalore and Chandrashekhar, Chincholkar, Director – Corporate Advisory, CES India Pvt. Ltd

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