“There is necessity of topical sessions such as Tolling, as there is lack of awareness among people”; “The conference sessions were quite educative and informative”; “The sessions were quite interesting for officers and all the stakeholders. The expo also gave us an exposure to international trends.”
Such was the impression of the three-day Conference on ‘Mobility: Smart Today, Smarter Tomorrow’ at the TrafficInfraTech Expo, Parking InfraTech Expo and Smart Mobility Expo. Topics included: India’s Future Mobility plan, Next level of connectivity, Parking Management, Trends in Tolling, EV eco system, and Collaboration in Public Transport.
There were workshops on Crash Investigations and IT solutions for Traffic Violations and Automated Licensing Testing in India. A special session on ‘Smart Cities and Mobility’ explored how Smart cities must deliver effective smart mobility solutions while encouraging innovation, facilitating a collaborative ecosystem, and meeting sustainability goals.
(LtoR) Harpreet Singh, Division Head- Safety Riding Promotion & Training Brand, Honda Motorcyle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd; Shekhar Channe, Transport Comissioner, Maharashtra; Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, MoRTH; Prashant Baneree, Executive Director-Technical, SIAM;P Gowrishanker, General Manager & Head- Regulations, Tata motors Ltd and Vivekraj Selvarathunam, Assistant Manager, Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre India Pvt Ltd
A panel discussion on Smart Cities and Mobility. Panel members are (LtoR) Sathiya Sheelan, GM- Technical, Ashoka Buildcon Ltd; Nagendra Reddy V, CEO & Founder, VTRAC Worldwide; Murli Mohan Thimmapuram, Team Leader – Smart Cities Mission Management, MoHUA; Qummer UI Zaman Choudhary, CEO, Udaipur Smart City Limited; Rakesh Kumar Nandkeolyar, GM- Technical, Ranchi Smart city Corporation Ltd, and Vinay Mishra, Sr VP – Projects, Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd
The session on Trends in Tolling: Technology and Implementation of FASTag. (LtoR) Mandar Deshpande, Lead – Product & Market Development, National Payments Corporation of India; Akhilesh Srivastava, CGM- IT & Highway Operations, NHAI; Yogesh Dhongade, Co-founder & Director Rajdeep Info Techno Pvt Ltd and Roman Dervoed, CIO, Pvt Ltd
Session on Effective public transport collaboration for Seamless mobility: Metro rail, Bus Transport, last mile connectivity, Open loop payment system. (LtoR) R Ramana, Executive Director (planning), Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.; Sudeept Maiti, Senior Manager – Integrated Urban Planning, WRI India; Neelesh Gupta, Associate Vice President, NPCI and Ganesh Rathod, General Manager (Operation & ITS), HDBRTS Co Ltd
Panel discussion on Logistics and Transport. (LtoR) Shankar Shinde, Chairman- Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India; Shantanu Bhadkamkar, President AMTOI and RK Rubin, Managing Director, Transcon Freight Systems Pvt Ltd
Recognising innovation in E-Toll collection Technology, Aparna GV, Director & Founder, AppRaam Labs Pvt Ltd receiving award from Akhilesh Kumar Srivastava, CGM-TIT & Highway Operation, NHAI