UITP India seminar will discuss on the latest happenings in the digital transportation.
Top personalities in the Indian and overseas transport sectors will be participating as speakers at the forthcoming 2nd UITP India seminar on IT solutions for Public Transport.
UITP seminar and related knowledge activities are scheduled from March 6-7, 2017 in Bangalore.
According to UITP India, India’s urban population will touch 590 million by 2030. There would be at least 60 cities with a population of more than a million, at present the figure stands at 42.
It is essential to develop new cities or redesign existing urban settlements to accommodate the increasing population. It is believed that the information and communication technologies are essential for the development of economy and the society in the current days. The Indian government’s latest demonetisation drive is also creating an opportunity for public transport agencies to move towards cashless travel and mobile ticketing.
Meanwhile, the union government has already planned to setup “109 Smart Cities”, which require Integrated Public Transport Plan and faster adoption of technologies for transport authorities and operators.
At this juncture, adoption of information technology has the potential to deliver a revolutionary impact on the public transport sector.
It can help authorities and operators to improve operational efficiency, enhance relationship with customer, integrate with emerging mobility players and services, and manage cyber-security, governance and organisation issues, etc.
The public transport sector must foster digital innovation and be bold in trying out innovative solutions.
The seminar will discuss on the latest happenings in the digital transportation while addressing solutions of several issues in the industry.
Bangalore has been selected as the host city for the seminar as the city houses 25.50 kms of Metro Lines.
In addition, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is operating 6,000 city buses, ferrying more than 6 million passengers.
Another state-owned public transport operator Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is operating 8,000 buses, commuting more than 7.5 million passengers. The city has the merit of having India’s largest implementation of vehicle tracking and fare collection system and it is the first city to launch the country’s first Open loop – single wallet EMV Contactless Transit Card.
The first day of the seminar will be held in Hotel Lalit Ashok in Bangalore on March 6, 2017 with four sessions under the titles of “Importance of ITS in Public Transport – Key challenges”, “Role of IT for Efficient Public Transport System”, “Use of ITS to improve Customer Experience”, “Integration of mobility offer around Public Transport”.
On March 7, the delegates will visit BMTC Office and TTMC operations in Bangalore city to have first information on the industry.
Key speakers in the seminar include Jérôme Pourbaix, Director of Regions, UITP Brussels, Dr. Ekroop Caur, Managing Director, BMTC, Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MoRTH), GOI, Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Transport, Govt. of Karnataka, Nandan Nilekani, Former chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) , V. Manjula, Principal Secretary – IT and BT, Government of Karnataka , Lewis M Fulton, PhD Director, Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS) Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, PS Ananda Rao, ED, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU), Ashwin Mahesh, Co-founder, Mapunity / Lithum, Ravi Gadepalli, Program Manager – Transport, Shakti Foundation , Rajendra Kumar Kataria, Managing Director, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, Mohd Farhan Sukri, Senior Engineer, LTA Singapore, Guido di Pasquale, Senior Manager, Research & Innovation, UITP Brussels, Prasanna Patwardhan, Managing Director, Prasanna Purple Mobility, Luc Van Wijngaarden, CEO, Zight, The Netherland , M Ramsekhar, Managing Director and CEO, DIMTS Limited, KK Saberwal, Director (Finance), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Bill Delaney, Managing Director. Trapeze Group Asia Pacific, Bishwajit Mishra, Director (IT), BMTC, Ranjit Deol, Managing Director, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, Matt George, CEO, Bridj , Anup Sable, CTO, KPIT Technologies Limited, Pranay Jivrajka ANI Technologies (Ola) and M. Nagaraju (Yadav), Chairman, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation,