Wednesday , 23 October 2019

Interviews

Interview with: Kevin Kelly, ITS In Parking, India is going in the wrong direction

India, with over 65 cities that boast a population of over a million, faces a huge challenge in managing its traffic. Parking plays a major role here and many European companies have been conducting reconnaissance in India to explore the growing opportunities for providing their parking solutions. Vidyottama Sharma met with Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, GlobeTech Parking Solutions, Ireland who had many an observation to make on the parking scene in India.

Interview with: P R K Murthy, Construction within constraints

P R K Murthy, Chief, Transportation, MMRDA fields uncomfortable questions with elan and brings out the dilemma of providing travel infrastructure, despite various constraints, in an over populated metropolis like Mumbai. He tells Vidyottama Sharma that despite knowing well that every move of the government will come under the scanner, there is no way efforts will not be made to ...

Interview with : Nitin Patel, Our contractors have to maintain the roads

Gujarat’s roads and Expressways are among the best in the country. BRTS has worked only in its city of Ahmedabad and failed everywhere else, even in the national capital. The state government has initiated some good transportation projects like ferry boat, Metro and Ring Roads. Gujarat is on the move and how! Yet, it faces a big problem – the indiscipline of its mobile public, transporters and even government officers. Nitin Patel, Minister of Urban Development & Urban Housing, Water Supply and Water Resources (excluding Kalpsar Division) speaks on these issues and more with Vidyottama Sharma.

Interview with: O P Gupta, This year I will give BEST its first break-even in 15 years

He wants to bring BEST’s glorious years back – despite the odds. Despite the accumulated losses of र3000 crore over the last eight years. Despite the sudden 25% increase in the fleet of buses without any infrastructure support. Despite the general negative perception about his drivers. Installing cameras in buses to provide safety, unified passenger information system, electronic machines to ...

Interview with : Ravi Agarwal, ‘Putting sensors on transport systems is a challenging task’

Pepperl+Fuchs India is well known for its wide range of sensors and RFID products. Ravi Agarwal, its Director (Asia–Pacific) says that the company’s long presence in India is a sign of its commitment and dedication towards the Indian market. You manufacture many types of industrial sensors for the traffic industry such as proximity sensors, vision sensors and rotary encoders. How ...

Interview with: Sanjay Arora, “We will record a 20% increase in fines this year”

E-challans, sms alert systems, intelligent use of available space for parking and the ‘108 ambulance’ service have made a huge difference to Chennai’s traffic. Sanjay Arora, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) tells Mangala Chandran that his department will put Integrated Traffic Management System in place in a few months’ time.

Interview with:Sudhir Hoshing, ‘Road Technology is still not highly evolved in India’

Three airports for the Indian Air Force, a strategic road for the Defence Forces in the sand dunes of Rajasthan and three civil airports are among the several accomplished projects of Sudhir Hoshing. His 25 years in the industry make his voice a highly valued voice in the domain of road infrastructure. He has held several key positions in major infrastructure companies like Punj Lloyd, GMR and Oriental Structural Engineers.

Interview with: Aman Kishore, In-house products and technologies make Vaaan Infra A one stop shop for transportation solutions

VaaaN Infra Pvt Ltd is a fast growing company in Toll Management Systems, Highway Traffic Management Systems, Weigh-in-Motion and Electronic Toll Collection. Its Managing Director Aman Kishore tells TrafficInfraTech that its local manufacturing and integration capacities benefit the concessionaires. Can you elaborate on your various IT solutions including the automated Toll Collection Systems? At VaaaN Infra, we have set up ...

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