Sunday , 22 October 2017

Interviews

‘We will use technology for the maintenance of highways’

What role are technologies going to play in the maintenance of roads and highways constructed by the NHAI? I get mails and complaints from people regarding the poor operations and maintenance of certain stretches of highways which we have constructed. As long as we go with the traditional system of O & M, the Project Development Officer has to visit ...

Need for technologies that work

TrafficInfraTech/Parking InfraTech Expo 2016 saw an impressive number of senior officials from the Center and State governments. Vipul Mitra, Principal Secretary, Government of Gujarat spoke to TrafficInfraTech What is your impression about the latest technology displayed at the Expo?  It was a good learning experience. Traffic management technology is more important than manpower because you cannot deploy manpower in every ...

“We are happy we participated”

The exhibitors were happy and contented with the quality of the visitors at Smart Mobility (TrafficInfraTech Expo & ParkingInfraTech Expo) 2016. Ministers, ministerial representatives, traffic law enforcers, policy makers, planners and traffic industry professionals – they were all there. Senthil Mariappan CEO, Datacorp Traffic TrafficInfraTech Expo has been a great eye-opener not just for us but also for those looking ...

“Products and technologies showcased can help enforcement substantially”

Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) mesmerized the delegates with his Chief Guest’s address on the inaugural day at the seminar that discussed Smart Roads and Highways. Reason? He spoke straight from heart. He made many announcements too. Read on. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) is going to throw up many business opportunities. ...

“These technologies will give us a better control on the road”

Diwakar Raote, Minister, Transport, Government of Maharashtra spent over half a day at TrafficInfraTech Expo to understand the latest technologies displayed. He tells TrafficInfraTech that he wishes to implement many of these solutions in Maharashtra. You spent a lot of time visiting most of the stalls and understanding the technologies. What is your impression of TrafficInfraTech Expo? I went to ...

“We are trying to include traffic discipline in school curriculum”

Dr. Praveen Gedam, Transport Commissioner, Government of Maharashtra believes that computerization with seamless integration of various departments is the key to successful enforcement. He is also of the view that automated testing will become compulsory in a few years. At present, he is busy working out a process that makes traffic studies a part of school curriculum What were you ...

“Our prime focus to use technologies displayed here will be the rural areas”

What type of technologies were you looking at when you came to TrafficInfraTech Expo? Could you find them? We came looking for various IT solutions like solutions for improving management and punctuality of our buses, vehicle tracking systems, RFID for bus bay systems, systems/ technology for women safety, etc., that could be introduced in our buses. I could find some ...

“A bulk of the 38 toll plazas have been connected for ETC lanes”

Leena Nandan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, assures that most of the toll plazas on the National Highways have been connected in the last one year and that the payment solutions, including payment though mobile, are being given the final touch. The roll-out, she promises, can happen in the next six months. How effective ...

“ROAD SAFETY: First Step is to Educate People”

Diwakar Raote, Transport Minister, Government of Maharashtra talks to TrafficInfraTech on government’s thrust area for safe mobility in the state. The Transport Ministry’s thrust areas with regards to safe and convenient mobility ? We are looking at an individual whether on the road or the one driving the vehicle; here safety of both the individuals is involved. One mistake byeither one can lead to a major accident.  There ...

Interview: The Growing Electronic Security Market

Samriddhi Automations Pvt Ltd, better known as Sparsh is a pioneer in the Indian Security & Surveillance Industry, offering technologically advanced products to better meet customer needs. Sanjeev Sehgal, Managing Director, Samriddhi Automations, gives an overview of the security industry. Electronic Security system is the most promising sector in times to come. The need for security in almost every walk ...