India’s Road Construction Sector Needs an Ecosystem of Safety

Event: Global Road Construction & Safety Conference 2022
Date: 30th November 2022
Venue: Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi
Theme: Building Sustainable Infrastructure with New Age Technologies & Road Safety 2.0

The Global Road Construction & Safety Conference 2022 will be held on 30th November 2022, at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, in collaboration with CSIR- CRRI, Bitumen India Forum (BIF), National Highways Builders Federation (NHBF), Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), International Road Federation (IRF), and Ease Of Doing Business (EoDB), together with NBM&CW as media partner.

The theme “Building Sustainable Infrastructure with New Age Technologies & Road Safety 2.0” is to orient new technologies which would expedite socio-economic development. The Conference will bring together leading experts from the business and government bodies to discuss the challenges facing the industry with a focus on developing an ecosystem of safety.

Roads and infrastructure construction is pivotal to India’s growth story. At the same time, India holds the dubious distinction of the highest road fatalities in the world. In 2019, 151,000 people in India lost their lives due to road accidents. India’s socio-economic cost of road traffic accidents for the year 2019 is estimated at $38.81 billion or 1.35% of the GDP.

India’s road network of national highways, state highways, and rural roads is witnessing a transformation in both scale and pace of growth. The government has a target to construct 100 kms of roads per day over the next two years. The budgetary disbursement has increased from ₹33,414 crores (FY 2015) to ₹1,83,101 crores (FY 2022).

The conference will be chaired by Akhilesh Srivastava (ex-CGM NHAI, World Economic Forum, and IT Advisor to the Uttarakhand Government). He headed the implementation of India’s most successful digital toll collection program FASTag.

Distinguished speakers at the Conference will include Prof. M. Parida, Director CRRI; S. K. Nirmal, Addl Director General MoRTH & Secretary General Indian Road Congress (IRC); Kiran Kapalia, President Emeritus, Indian Road Federation; P. R. Swarup, Director CIDC; and Dr. Hussain Bahia, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Some of the key topics covered will include New Construction Materials & Technologies, Road Safety Ecosystem, GIS & New Project Management Technologies, and Policy Framework Requirements, among others.

Organizer Rex Conferences (a leading consultant in the Bitumen, Oil & Gas and Road Construction sector in India and Middle-East), invites industry professionals to this premiere event to help shape the future of the Indian Road Construction Industry and get an opportunity to collaborate with industry experts in the fast-developing market.

For Sponsorship and Delegate seats, please call Sandip Mukherjee, Program Director at: +91 91673 64282
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