October 11, 2023 marked the inaugural day of the highly anticipated TrafficInfratech Expo with its concurrent shows Parking Infra Tech Expo, Road Infra Tech Expo and Smart Mobility Expo. The event kicked off at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
TrafficInfratech Expo stands as a premier platform within the transportation and infrastructure sector and starting today the show has once again presented a transformative showcase of technologies that are designed to enhance traffic management, road safety, parking management and smart mobility solutions. With 25 new launches and innovations and 150+ exhibitors, the event underscores the critical role technology plays in shaping the modern cityscape and fostering smarter and more efficient transportation systems.
The opening day commenced with a lamp-lighting ceremony, graced by esteemed dignitaries who inaugurated the event. The inauguration panel included: Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, National Capital Region Transport Corporation; Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, National Capital Region Transport Corporation; Sudhendu Sinha, Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity - Transport and Electric Mobility), NITI Aayog; Manju Paul, Commissioner (Planning), Delhi Development Authority; Sudip Chaudhury, ADG, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; T. Surya Kiran, Executive Director, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings; Ashish Dhakan, Manging Director, Prama India Pvt Ltd; Sajan Suku, Vice President-Innovation &Strategy (Global), Norden Communication; Sandeep Pawar, Managing Director, Kent ITS; Anshuman Singh, Director, Super wave Communications; Jayaraman Nair, Chairman, Virtual Info Systems Pvt Ltd ; Winston Pereira, General Manager, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India ; Jayprakash Nair, Managing Director, Virtual Info Systems Pvt Ltd; Mangala Chandran, Director, Virtual Info Systems Pvt Ltd & Editor-in-Chief, TrafficInfraTech Magazine.
Inaugurating the show in the heart of national capital, Panel member from the inauguration, Sudhendu Sinha, Adviser, Infrastructure Connectivity - Transport and Electric Mobility, NITI Aayog, shared his views on sustainability and other quality parameters taken into consideration for infrastructure projects. “All the projects which are driven at either central level or state level have sustainability is a quality parameter embedded in it. To achieve circularity in construction the design, material, implementation, phase, operations and for maintenance these parameters must be considered. Finally, when the project is over, the material should be such that the recycling and circularity can be achieved and the loop is closed. So you have to start with sustainability as an accepted and an agreed upon principal for laying down the infrastructure”. He also stressed upon other important quality parameters like maintenance and resilience which are essential for the lifespan of the projects.
Present at the inauguration, Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), shared views on the upcoming projects like the regional rapid transit system (RRTS). “With a system like this there will be reverse migration. Because if you move at a system at a speed of 80-90km per hour which will be 4-5 times of average road speed of cars, so people will like to move outside of Delhi. Building fast transit, safe transit and reliable transit will lead to decentralization of the economic activity and create jobs across the deep into the hinterland of the state. A project like this will lead to lesser congestion, lesser pollution and develop other areas as well.”
Attendees eagerly explored the exhibition floor, interacting with the exhibitors and experiencing first-hand technological advancements that are set to redefine the landscape of traffic, parking, road infrastructure and smart mobility.
The opening day saw an engaging panel discussion on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Creation; Next Generation Parking’ and explored new perspectives by diving deeper to understand explore ideas on:
- Condition assessment of pavements using advanced technology and standardisation of data
- The Growing Construction Equipment Rental Industry
- Infrastructure development in India's North Eastern states: Challenges and Technology requirements
- Enabling New Mobility with next Generation Parking which explored ideas on ‘The Future of Parking is shaped by a constantly changing urban logistics, electric mobility, public policy and most importantly the innovative use of technology.’
Over the course of the next two days, attendees will have a unique opportunity to engage with leading global companies, experts, and stakeholders to gain unparalleled insights into the latest advancements in traffic management systems, intelligent transportation, connected vehicles, infrastructure monitoring, and other ground-breaking solutions.
Exhibitors are set to demonstrate their innovations, providing attendees with hands-on experiences and comprehensive discussions to highlight the potential impact of their technologies on the future of urban mobility.
The TrafficInfratech Expo will end on October 12, 2023 offering a wealth of insights and opportunities to professionals, policymakers and enthusiasts passionate about shaping a sustainable and intelligent future of traffic, infrastructure and mobility.
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