Gujarat discusses Smart Transportation at National Transport Summit

To showcase the benefits of Smart transportation in cities and how it is changing people’s lives everyday, a day-long National Transport Summit was organised by the Government of Gujarat in association with Elets Technomedia Private Limited-a technology and media research based company.

Vipul Mitra, Principal Secretary, Department of Transport, Government of Gujarat, inaugurated the summit which brought experts from government and private sector together to discuss and deliberate upon the finest practices of the Smart Transportation sector, especially Gujarat.

“We have created a lot of awareness about road safety measures through social media. We try to educate people that road safety is not for others, it is for your benefit only,” said Mitra.

A special issue of eGov magazine was also launched at this occasion.

R M Jadhav, Transport Commissioner, Government of Gujarat, was the programme chair of this summit.

Vinit Goenka, Advisor and Member, IT Task Force, Ministry of Road and Transport and Highways, Government of India, also spoke in length about the Urban Mobility scenario in India.

Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has set a fine example in front of the whole country by completing the first phase of the metro in record time.

Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, LMRC shared an insight into the Metro system of Uttar Pradesh at the Summit.

“Lucknow Metro Project has been opened in less than three years which is a record in itself. The project, therefore, has earned the distinction of being the fastest ever Metro Rail Project execution which has happened so far in the country,” said Keshav at the Transport Summit.

Smart transportation is still in infancy stage in India, but has improved the quality of life of citizens in other countries.

To share this international perspective, Amlan Bora, Chief Representative of Netherlands-Business Support, Embassy of Netherlands was also present at the summit.

Sharing the transport industry perspective was Dilip Singh Jadeja , Vice President, IL&FS Rail Limited.

“We did smart light project in Bhubaneswar with the help of World Bank India which received the prestigious Skotch Award,” said Suresh Shah, Chairman, eSmart Energy Solutions Private Limited while giving a special presentation on his company’s transport initiatives.

Hemant Kumar, Head, Business Department, Automotive Manufacturers Pvt Ltd, Samir Sharma, Vice-President and Head, Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Limited also gave presentation on different aspects of Smart Transportation.

On the occasion, Dr Ravi Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, eGov magazine and CEO, Elets Technomedia Private Limited, said “Smart Cities across the world are moving towards urban mobility and it is the most important thing for providing last mile connectivity”.

Elets Technomedia plans to do Smart Cities Summit in 100 cities of the country. Smart transportation of the components of Smart Cities, an ongoing endeavour of Government of India’s Smart Cities Mission

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