Indigenous Technologies Stressed
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Mr. Nitin Gadkari inaugurated ‘Smart Transportation Infra Summit & Expo 2015’ on July 3. The theme of the two-day summit is ‘Making “Make in India” Happen in Traffic industry’. The summit is being organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Summit and Expo aim to provide a platform to policy and decision makers, stakeholders and implementers from all the sectors related to traffic and transport industry.
Addressing various issues related to road transport and traffic industry on the occasion, the Minister emphasized the development of alternative transport system to decongest traffic load on a particular mode of transportation. He said that inland waterways are the future of country’s transportation. This is cost effective, environment friendly and a viable mode of transportation. He said that India has a lot of potential in this area. It will reduce the cost of transportation by around 1/5th as compared to the other modes of transportation including road and rail transport.
He called upon the Indian industrialists to deliberate upon indigenous technologies that can contribute to the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Make in India’ and development of smart transportation system for ‘Smart Cities’.
Mr. GS Bali, Transport Minister, Government of Himachal Pradesh, Mr. Alok B. Shriram, President, PHD Chamber and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.