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Smart Mobility Conference 2022

10-11-12 October 2023 / Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-India

Opening Session

  • Challenges in town planning and implementation 

    Traffic/Transport Infrastructure development demands coordination between multiple state holders.

NHforEV Round table on EV charging infra financing with Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM)

NHforEV is Jaipur-Delhi- Agra E-highway pilot on PPP model called AHEM from Ease of Doing Business Division of ASSAR. Based on licensing Reforms of the Government, two highways out of 12NH marked by the Ministry of Power to be converted into E-Highways are being prototyped on AHEM model to fund EV charging infrastructure. This round of Pre- Allocation is for showcasing the technical components and commercial economics for preferential allocations of stations.

    • Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Member NITI Aayog,
    • Anil Srivastava, EV Mission Director, NITI Aayog, Member Knowledge Group at NHEV
    • Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Former Secretary DST, Ministry of Science and Tech
    • Abhijeet Sinha, National Program Director, Ease of Doing Business, Project Director - NHEV
    • Amit Bhardwaj, Addl. Dy Commissioner, DMC (East) Previously, NITI Aayog
    • Amit Gupta, Business Head, Energy Infra Solutions, Delta Electronics India
    • Arth Patel, CEO, TIREX / Krishna Sharma EXICOM [Charging Station Vs Petrol Pump]
    • Nikhil Kumar, Map my India [India’s Theft-Proof Generation of EVs]
    • Shwetank Jain, NHEV & CEO P2Power [Green Highways - Economic Corridors]
    • Rahul Bagadia, Member of NHEV Working Group, Co-founder pManifold & nextERG Energy Infra
    • Anil Chhikara, Member of NHEV Working Group, Founder CEO, BlueBolt Electric

  • Power PSU Representative from Govt
  • Petroleum PSU Representative from Govt

Presentations by:

  • Arth Patel, CEO, TIREX / Krishna Sharma EXICOM [Charging Station Vs Petrol Pump]
  • Nikhil Kumar, Map my India [India’s Theft-Proof Generation of EVs]
  • Shwetank Jain, NHEV & CEO P2Power [Green Highways - Economic Corridors]
  • Uttam Dang, NHEV, 108 Horizon [Lesser Price EVs and EV Infra Station Financing]
  • Anil Chhikara, Blubolt, NHEV [2W EV Rural Penetration & Accessibility]
Session II — Round Table Discussion
Effective collaboration between the Government, Infrastructure developers and Technology providers for highway and urban projectsWhile implementing an infrastructure project, the stakeholders feel that a better understanding of the policy, standards and access to right technology will help better quality a speedy completion of the project.
The round table conference will have government department and policy makers addressing the issues put forward by infra companies and technology providers
    • 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

  • Ajay Mishra,COO, Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL)
  • J. K. Goyal, Senior Principal Scientist - Bridges and Structures Division, CSIR-CRRI

Presentations by:

  • Sandeep Pawar, MD & CEO, Kent Intelligent Transportation Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rajaram Subramaniam, Managing Director, Safebarrier International Pvt Ltd
  • Rajiv Arora, National Manager (Roadways & Waterways), Prama Hikvision India Private Limited
  • Nitin Nakhat, Proprietor, Shri Balaji Road Marking Machines
  • Narayanan Subramaniam, COO, Athaang Infrastructure Private Limited
  • Abhishek Tiwari, Associate Director, Indian Road Survey & Management Pvt Ltd
Session III
Improving Operational efficiency in Logistics Infrastructure; Multimodal Integrated Logistics Parks; Technologies…One of the main focus areas of our government is to improve the operation efficiency in logistics. The economic progress will depend on bringing down the cost of movement of goods. The logistics experts will discuss how infrastructure and technology can help better process in logistics.
  • 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
  • Manish Puri, President, Association of Container Train Operators
  • Abhijit Verma, Executive Director and CEO, Avigna Group
  • Nikhil Alulkar, Sr Vice President & Head - India, SAARC, Tech Mahindra
  • Captain. T. S. Ramanujam,CEO, Logistics Sector Skill Council, Chennai
Session IV
Strengthening public transport in India
  • Increasing Metrorail network, Bus services and micro- mobility across the country has necessitated faster implementation of multi-modal integration.
  • Parking as part of integration

The multi-modal integration of public transport is on the top of the priority list of the govt. The increasing metro network, intra and interstate transport, the last mile connectivity along with parking facility and common payment platform can bring about sustainable public transport.

  • Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation
  • Anjum Parwez, Managing Director, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited
  • Saleem Ahmad, Executive Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited
  • Amit Bhatt, Director - Integrated Urban Transport, WRI India
  • Mihir Dakwala, Head - Data Science and Machine Learning, Amnex Infotechnologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Aditya Bhave, Director, Klaus Multiparking Systems Pvt Ltd
Session V
Mobility as a Service; Mobility on Demand – Evolving perspective – panel discussion

Though world over the mobility-as-service is gaining popularity, India is still finding is difficult to implement the concept in its full sense. The present passenger demand and behaviour necciciate mobility on demand. The government has to firm up policies and regulations to strengthen MaaS in India.

  • Aneri Patel, Co-Founder and Director, Amnex Infotechnologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Verma,Convenor, IISc Sustainable Transportation Lab (IST Lab)
  • Venkata Subbarao Chunduru, Director - India, IBI Group
  • Dr. Rajesh Krishnan,CEO, ITS Planners and Engineers Private Limited.
Session VI
Emerging Technologies for Road Safety and Fleet management
  • AIS 140 (Automotive Industry Standard): Review, Challenges and Road map
  • Safe Driving: Telematics, AI Dash Cam, ADAS. Is the Focus shifting from vehicle tracking to driver safety?
  • Putting National Road Safety Plan in place
  • Dr. Kamal Soi,Member- National Road Safety Council, MoRTH; Executive Director- Traffic Management Systems
  • Sushil Kumar,Dy. Director General (IoT), Telecommunication Engineering Center, Dept of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication
  • T Krishna Prasad IPS, Retd. Former DGP & Chairman Road Safety Authority, Hyderabad. Founder Chairman KP Foundation.
  • Akhilesh Kumar Srivastava, Mobility Expert and Consultant
  • Mallesh Cheekoti, Managing Director, Intelex Systems Limited
  • Dr. Kayitha Ravinder, Senior Principal Scientist & Head - Transportation Planning and Environment Division, CSIR-CRRI
Session VII
Urban traffic management and advanced video analytics technologies. A smart City perspective

Video surveillance and data analytics form two of the main components of urban traffic management that help reduce congestion and fast and safe movement of vehicles. With over 100 smart cites being made in India, video analytics has become very important.

  • Sushil Kumar, Dy. Director General (IoT), Telecommunication Engineering Center, Dept of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication
  • Rama Shankar Pandey,Managing Director, Hella India Lighting Ltd
  • Vinay Mishra,Sr. Vice President (Projects), Prama India Private Limited
  • Ajay Gupta, Head - Sales & Strategy, SCS TECH INDIA
  • Shamik Joshi, Head - Products & Technology, Amnex Infotechnologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shailesh Kumar, Director, Technosys Security Systems (P) Ltd
Session VIII
Tunnels and underground structures are becoming the lifeline of Indian transport sector

Advancement, Automation & Digitalization in Tunnel Construction and Monitoring
Technological innovation can advance engineering practice and increase the appeal of underground space. Technological and engineering advances have always been crucial to efficient and economical underground development. Many technological developments have been motivated by practical challenges encountered during construction of a project and the tunnelling industry has contributed to or been instrumental in many of these.

Contractual Challenges and Solutions for Underground construction
The underground environment is diverse and fewer risks are foreseeable prior to project implementation. The structure of such an underground work is influenced significantly by nature. Underground construction contracts must, therefore, anticipate a higher level of risk which can never be fully eliminated. As the work takes place in natural surroundings, the characteristics and behaviour of these surroundings are not always foreseeable.

  • I.K. Pandey, Director General (RD) & Special Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Markus Türtscher, Head Tunnelling and Geotechnics Division, Bernard Gruppe & Director Bernard Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vinod Shukla, Managing Director, FGS Engineers & Innovators.
  • Dr. Nishith Gupta, Chief Technical Officer, SYSTRA
  • Eleswarapu Srinivas, Joint General Manager - Business Development, Heavy Civil Infrastructure IC, Larsen & Toubro limited
Session IX
Round table Discussion Emerging Dimensions of Infrastructure Connectivity (A NITI Aayog initiative)
  • New Horizons in Infra Connectivity Sector
  • Future of EV in India
  • De Carbonisation
  • Charging Station
  • Opportunities for Private Sector in Logistics
  • Investment Opportunities
  • PPP Experiences in Transport Sectors
  • Smoothing the Future Path - Road Sector
  • Strengthening the Wings of the Civil Aviation Sector
  • Sailing into the New Routes - Shipping Sector
  • Smoothing the Future Path - Road Sector
  • Green Transportation (Ethanol, Hydrogen & Lithium)
  • Congestion free Transport System
  • Sudhendu J. Sinha, Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity & Electric Mobility), NITI Aayog
  • Jagdish Chander Sharma,Additional Chief Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister, Excise & Taxation, Information & Public Relations, Transport, Government of Himachal Pradesh
  • Dr. GVR Shastri, Sr. Economist & Chairman - Coastal India Development Council
  • M. Vijay Kumar, Joint Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity), NITI Aayog
  • Rahul R, Deputy Secretary (Infrastructure Connectivity), NITI Aayog
  • Randheer Singh, Sr. Consultant (EV), NITI Aayog
  • Siddharth Sinha, Public Policy Consultant, NITI Aayog
  • Joseph Teja,Young Professional, NITI Aayog
  • Sachin Bhanushali, Director & CEO, GatewayRail Freight Limited
  • Karan Sethi,Assistant Vice President – Infrastructure, Invest India
  • Afaq Hussain,Director, Bureau of Research on Industry & Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF)
  • Manoj Kumar Gangeya, Director, NITI Aayog
  • Harender Kumar,Joint Adviser (Expert Shipping), NITI Aayog
  • Abhishek Agarwal,Senior Consultant, NITI Aayog
  • Sharif Qamar, Fellow and Area Convener, Centre for Transport and Urban Governance, TERI
  • Ajay Sharma, Chief General Manager, Ropeways and Rapid Transport System Development Corporation H.P. Ltd. (RTDC)
  • S. M. Khan,Senior Research Officer, (Tpt), NITI Aayog

Challenges in town planning and implementation

Traffic/Transport Infrastructure development demands coordination between multiple state holders.

Taking India’s EV based sustainable transport System to the next level (A Niti Aayog Initiative)

ITS with 5G and Beyond

  • Communication technology for the safety and security of passengers
  • Cellular CV2X Challenges and way forward
  • Applications and sharing of data- Connected vehicles

Road Construction: Implementation of new Technology- Performance and Challenges (An Indian Road Congress initiative)

Innovations in Pavement technology and materials (A CRRI Initiative)

Utilisation of Steel Slag in Road Infrastructure – Technical Session

Future of Parking in India

The need for evolution and adaptation of Parking technologies & design has never been as pressing as today.

India’s inter-operable transport card: Are we taking too much time to implement it pan India?

Next Generation Road Safety

GPS Tolling: By When?

Emerging Technologies: Technical presentations