Monday , 6 July 2020

Interviews

‘Public Transport is the only solution’

T Krishna Prasad, Secretary, DGP – Railways and Road Safety, Telangana State tells Vidyottama Sharma that integration of Public Transport is the most important issue in mobility. Replacing 20 cars with one bus, creating a BRTS system to carry passengers alighting from Metros and providing proper last mile connectivity are issues that need serious looking into, he says. A subject ...

‘Our automobile sector is doing good work’

You have been talking seriously about Electric Vehicles (EVs) and India moving towards EVs in the next ten years. Can you tell us what ground is being laid for it? Electric Mobility is bound to happen. It’s not that we have to really put in the efforts, because everybody is pointing at the way Electric Mobility will be growing in ...

‘Significant effort is being made to enhance Public Transport’

Yudhvir Singh Malik, Secretary, Ministry of Transport & Highways, was the Chief Guest at TrafficInfraTech and ParkingInfraTech Expos in Hyderabad in September. Excerpts from his Chief Guest’s Address. To the limited extent that I understand smartness, I want to take you all to three scenarios. Scenario One: A farmer in a village, who is not IT savvy and uses a ...

‘Our penalty points are a big deterrent to traffic offenders’

Hyderabad City has taken many remarkable initiatives for road safety and traffic management. Dr V Ravinder, JCP-Traffic, Hyderabad City Traffic Police tells Preeti Swaminathan his many plans to bring a method to the madness on the roads Do tell us about some of the traffic technology initiatives adopted by the Hyderabad City Traffic Police. Hyderabad Traffic City Police is going ...

‘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 ...