Arya Toll Infra Ltd, part of Arya Group, is an existing player in the User Fee (Toll) Collection Business and has undertaken India’s first and biggest contract of Smart Parking (Operation and Management) with Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh. Inspired by the success tasted in the initial years of business, the company now aims higher on its focus on the above two segments. Dipak Rajpal shares more on the Arya Group strategy and plans with TraffiicInfraTech. “We want to double our Order Book in the FY 2018-19,” he says.
Key solutions offered
Arya Group has expertise in the following areas:-
a. Smart Parking Solution ( App Based Ticketing/Pre booking of Parking slot/ cashless payment ), with hardware & software support in Andriod and IOS
b. National Highway Toll Collection – (TMS) Semi /Fully Automated Toll Management System, Toll Operation Services, Security Surveillance System, Electronic & Computerized Ticketing System.
c. Real estate and infrastructure development
Arya is working on projects on pan India basis:
a. Successfully implemented India’s First Smart Parking (Operation and management ) Contract with Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh for a period of five Years. The project covers operational area of 273,682sqmt, managing around 60000 vehicles per day, with 25 off street parking + 1 multilevel parking.
b. Successfully completed about 33 User Fee (Toll) collection contract and also in hand operations of about 12 user fee ( Toll ) collection contract on Pan India basis, under contract with National Highway Authority of India, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and State PWD within a short period of three
c. Construction of real estate with five star category residential villas and resorts at Goa and Alibaug(Maharashtra).
d. Works Contract of Power Transmission Line in the State of Jharkhand with226 towers.
The market for Arya group’s technologies in India
a. In Smart Parking segment, the Company has developed smart solution integrating software and hardware for data of vehicle entries and exits, identification of vacant slot in the parking lot, mobile ticketing instruments, pre-booking of parking slots & monthly renewal of passes through smart app etc. We plan to introduce the above technology at smart city projects under various stages. This segment is has vast potential to expand.
b. In toll collection segment, the company executes the contract of User Fee (Toll) Collection to the satisfaction of NHAI by bringing in use of toll automation software, latest computer hardware and surveillance cameras, electronic toll collection equipment etc. with deployment of well-trained and disciplined staff. The company has already introduced its own technology at toll collection projects of NHAI and State PWD. With the government’s target to build National Highways of 5000km per year, the number of tolls on the NHs is expected to double in the next four years.
Where all have the technology been implemented?
a. In Smart Parking Segment, we have implemented the technology at Union Territory of Chandigarh, with 25 offstreet smart parking lots + 1 multi level parking lot, managing around 60,000 vehicles on daily basis.
b. In toll segment we have implemented the technology at about 25 Toll Plazas across India.
Problems/challenges in integrating traffic and parking systems with other systems?
In Smart Parking Segment, we found that it was not an easy task to integrate the products with systems as the interface was to be developed as per the requirement of the area in which the solution is to be implemented, which has been eventually achieved in a record time. The Smart Parking Solutions are easy to install, display and implement while converting from conventional Parking to Smart Parking theme. We had to train the staff initially in accordance to the technology implemente. Women constitute about 50% of our parking staff. Our experience shows that women in particular manage the system very efficiently.
In toll collection segment, we have so far not faced any serious problems while integrating the system, as we have demonstrated the desired level of expertise.