The Minister of Transport, Government of National Capital Territory (GNCT), Mr. Arvinder Singh Lovely, will be present to inaugurate IQPC’s 2nd Annual Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Conference. The respected Minister will conduct the opening address at the event, discussing New Delhi’s plans to develop the city’s transportation infrastructure projects as part of his vision to improve the safety and security of New Delhi’s road users by implementing state-of-the-art technology systems.
India is losing out on huge potential economic gains in its trade and export markets because the country’s transportation networks are inefficient and are not meeting demand requirements. Encouragingly, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has developed the National Highways Development Programme (NHDP), which has set aside USD 6.7 billion towards building highways, expressways, by-passes and bridges until 2015 as it works towards constructing an impressive target of 20 kms a day. An estimated USD 4 billion of this will come from the private sector as the NHAI is increasingly signing off projects under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
The Ministry of Urban Development, under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), has earmarked 63 cities for improving their transport infrastructure in order to increase efficiency and decrease traffic delays. Major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore have implemented ITS in some form or another and the initial results have been promising. Recently, Mysore became the first city to implement a city-wide network of ITS using technologies such as Vehicle Monitoring System (VMS). There is a need to implement these technologies in over 200 cities and towns in India and more such projects are in the pipeline in the cities of Hyderabad, Indore, Pune, Ahmedabad and Guwahati.
IQPC’s 2nd Annual Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Conference will investigate topics and showcase projects from regional governments, including understanding tangible benefits of implementing ITS technologies on Indian roads and highways and improving the safety and security of India’s roads by employing state-of-the-art technologies. The two day event will focus on showcasing upcoming transportation projects from across India, investment and financing strategies for transportation, and developing technology frameworks for transport infrastructure.
Senior union and state government representatives will be meeting to discuss these issues at the 2nd Annual Intelligent Transport Systems Conference, taking place in New Delhi from the 27-28 February, 2012. Along with the event inauguration by the respected Transport Minister of the National Capital Territory, additional presentations will be featured from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Communications and IT, NHAI, Central Road Research Institute, and other regional bodies. Supported by leading transportation solution providers, including NIS-Glonass and Serco, the event will be an important meeting for leaders and stakeholders in India’s transportation future.
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