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Wednesday , 19 January 2022

TRAFFICINFRATECH & PARKINGINFRATECH EXPO 2017: “PERFECT BLEND OF BUSINESS & INTERACTION”

Harmeet Malik, Executive Director, AutoPass India informed that they have introduced new solutions. “We had a very good experience interacting with key decision makers from different industries at TrafficInfraTech expo. Our product profile is under-vehicle scanning system, license plate recognition system, parking guidance system, car parking management system, boom barriers, bollards, tyre killers and flap barriers.

“Recently we have introduced our surface mounted UVSS that is an on-area scan technology in place of the earlier pit base system. The system can be easily installed in any area like exhibition halls, marriage halls or where there is a huge traffic related to vehicles. We have also introduced handheld UVS that is the replacement of normal conventional mirror being used in hotel or some property”.

Visitors and Views

The shows had a steady flow of visitors from enforcement agencies, infrastructure companies, Metro corporations, surface transport companies, state transport corporations and other stakeholders.

Among the many VIPs who visited the shows were Shikha Juyal, Economic Officer, Infrastructure Connectivity, NITI Aayog; Shashvat Singh, Young Professional, Infrastructure Connectivity, NITI Aayog; PVS Prasad, Junior Executive Engineer, South Central Railway; Srinivas Araja, DGM (Technical), BSCPL Infrastructure Ltd; Ravindra Singh Pardeshi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Nagpur; D John Samson, Municipal Commissioner, Ramagundam; R Hithendra, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Bangalore; Tapan Garnaik, Executive Engineer, PWD, Government of Orissa; Y Srinivasan, Executive Engineer of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation; R Sreedhar, Chief Engineer of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation; Manoj Kumar Singh, CEO, IL&FS; B N Nagaraj, Executive Vice President (Roads), IL&;FS; Ravi Babu, Regional General Manager, Southern Railway; and Narayanan Subramanian, COO, Highway Concession One Pvt Ltd.

Said S Satyanarayana, Chairman of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation, “Telangana State Transport Authority operates around 1,000 buses in the state. TSRTC covers around 36 lakh kms and carries 95,000 people to their destinations every day. At Smart Mobility, we found products/systems, which are quite useful for running our buses like driver fatigue detection system to avoid accidents on roads, vehicle tracking system, real-time monitoring system to give constant updates to the passengers, many innovative products on road safety, speed detectors, cashless payments for ticketing and a lot of information on Traffic Management”.

Dr V Ravinder, JCP – Traffic, Hyderabad City Traffic Police, who visited the show said, “TrafficInfraTech Expo is providing a gamut of information and has a variety of products on display, especially for Traffic Management and Security. I found the mobile VMS system and roller barrier system very innovative and new. The Expo is quite informative.”

Many more who attended the shows included Srinivas Chekuri, Associate Directors – Transportation, Head of Transport Planning, Ramboll India Pvt Ltd, Dr J B Singh, Chief Marketing Officer, Markolines; Gururaja K Rao, Associate Vice President, Aarvee Associates; M Sailaja, DGM (Technical), National Highways Authority of India; Tarun Jain, DGM, RITES Ltd; H S Ashok Anand, Managing Director, North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation; Manduva Srinivas, Deputy General Manager, Lea Associates, South Asia Pvt Ltd; V H Santhosh Kumar, Chief Traffic Manager of North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation; and Kamran Khan, Trade Advisor, Australian Trade Commission.

Lakshmi Narayan Rao (Lux Rao), Director, leader-Digital Transformation-India, SAARC, Cisco Systems India Pvt Ltd: “It was a fabulous experience participating at TrafficInfraTech Expo at Hyderabad. Kudos to the organisers for successfully organising the show for the sixth year. It was amazing to see all the stakeholders in the segment sharing the knowledge that is relevant and ensuring that all the stakeholders achieve their goals. That is commendable. CISCO has been primarily engaged to provide solutions for the Smart Cities, Smart Transportation and similar needs. For us, it was a great forum to share our thoughts and views”.

Monali Shah, Director-GTM Government & Intelligent Transportation, Here Technologies: “India has immense opportunities as well as challenges. I was inspired by the panelists at the conference, especially the inaugural address by the MoRTH Secretary, and understanding the role government is taking and its efforts in trying to advance the state of mobility in India. I was really impressed with his speech on how the government is looking at technology and how they are taking a practical approach to it. There is a good presence of companies and technology providers at the Expo”.

Dhiraj Wali, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited: “It is an excellent forum to understand the policies and put forth our perspective in front of government stakeholders. It is a wonderful opportunity and a very well organised event. The organisers should bring together many more participants from the government and the industry, so that everybody stands to win in this kind of event”.

Visitors from the adjoining states of Telangana like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka; Kerala, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and many other parts of India visited the twin shows. They included C. Madasamy, Highway Engineer, Road Development Co. Ltd., Tamil Nadu; Vishant Anand, Moto Vehicle IND, Transport Department, Govt of Goa; Ajay Gangwar, Executive Engineer, PWD, Uttar Pradesh; SK Upadhyay, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Jabalpur City Transport Services Ltd; Radhe Shyam Sharma, Executive Engineer., Municipal Corporation, Sonepath; Rohit Ahirwar, Project Manager, Jabalpur Smart City Limited; P Saroja Rani, Superintending Engineer, GHMC; Prem Singh Rathore, DGM (Safety), Delhi Metro; Srinivasa Reddy, Dy Executive Engineer (PWD), Road & Buildings Department, Telangana; G Venkatesh, AGM (T), HGCL; A. Paranthaman, Manager-Operations; Maintenance, GMR Highways; and T. Aruna, Management Expert & Team Leader, Pondy Smart City.

All the Visitors were unanimous in their opinion that the technologies presented at the shows were of international standard.

With the government taking a keen interest in improving infrastructure and reducing road accidents, the stakeholders of the traffic and transport sector have received a shot of adrenalin in their field of work. The efforts to deliver the latest technologies and solutions have become stronger and this was very evident at TrafficInfraTech and ParkingInfraTech Expos. The increasing demand for solutions is bringing in an increasing number of solution providers to the traffic fold.

Inputs from Vidyottama Sharma and Preeti Swaminathan

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