The Event Chief Guest, Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari, congratulated the VIS group for organizing an exhibition on road safety and infrastructure technology. "We were impressed by the innovation that was showcased by the industry leaders. We are ready to accept new technologies that have been successful in the past. I give my best wishes and support to all.”
Dr V. K. Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog said, “We all are striving towards creating a system that is both innovative and workable. The government has put pioneering policies in place to integrate key mobility. We must constantly think towards creating multiple options for sustainability since the main objective is to stop the emission of greenhouse gasses and make transport more environment-friendly.”
Lt. Gen Rajeev Chaudhary, VSM, Director General, Border Roads Organization said,” With regards to road safety, Border Roads Org, slowly transforming into prime driver in the nation. In Border Areas, we have implemented a deliberate and well-chalked out awareness campaign through signages and other safety measures. We are continuously interacting with institutes and government organizations to create expertise in niche technologies and implement them in the BRO’s construction methodology.”
The event brought together the brightest minds of the industry who used the opportunity to network, explore and learn more about the industries. It helped connect various businesses with State governments, city councils and state municipalities. The key highlight of the expo was an all-star line-up of senior government representatives, CEOs from large corporates and young tech start-ups, along with a mix of entrepreneurs, accelerators, incubators, and academia, who addressed packed rooms and responded to queries from an ever-inquisitive audience.
The event saw high-level knowledge shared sessions on NHforEV Round table on EV charging infra financing with Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM), Effective collaboration between the Government, Infrastructure developers and Technology providers for Highway and Urban Projects as well as Improving Operational efficiency in Logistics Infrastructure; Multimodal Integrated Logistics Parks; Technologies.
The eminent speakers at these sessions were were Anil Srivastava, EV Mission Director, NITI Aayog, Member Knowledge Group at NHEV Amit Kumar Ghosh, Additional Secretary Highway, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; R.K. Pandey, Member (Projects), National Highways Authority of India; S.K. Nirmal, Secretary-General, Indian Roads Congress & Additional Director General, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways; J. K. Goyal, Senior Principal Scientist - Bridges and Structures Division, CSIR-CRRI; Amrit Lal Meena, Additional Secretary (Logistics), Ministry of Commerce and Industry; S.P. Singh, Joint Secretary (IAHE & Logistic), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; Vaibhav Dange, Advisor, National Highways Authority of India; Prakash Gaur, CEO, National Highway Logistics Management Limited; Nikhil Alulkar, Sr Vice President & Head - India, SAARC, Tech Mahindra.