The Gujarat government will hold a national summit on traffic technology on the second day of the New Year.
The summit will be held as a pre-summit event to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2015.
The Gujarat police and the home department of Gujarat government together with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as the national partner and KPMG as the knowledge partner will hold a national summit on traffic technology on the January 2. The single day summit will have a seminar and an exhibition.
Talking to the media, A K Singh, the additional director general of police (administration), T S Bisht, the additional director general of police (law & order) and P C Thakur, the director general of police of Gujarat informed that the national seminar will focus on smart traffic management, smart traffic enforcement and smart accident investigation.
The single day summit will have deliberations and discussions on how the technology can be utilised to solve the traffic issues and challenges of the modern day. The summit will be attended by various national and international experts on the subject. NATRiP, a joint collaboration between the government of India, a number of state governments and Indian automotive industry is the largest and one of the most significant initiatives in Automotive sector so far, has also been invited in the summit.
Besides that, organisations like the institute of road traffic education and 3M India Ltd., another private firm has also been invited in the summit. Other than that, traffic police personnel who have done commendable duty in the field will also attending the event. More then five hundred of various employees working related to traffic management, traffic rules enforcement agencies, various industrial houses as well as the non governmental organizations will be participating.
The information industry giants like the IBM, the CISCO and the SIEMENS have also been invited where they will be showcasing their wares for solving traffic issues of the present day. The organizers are mulling of a detailed presentation to display how the latest technology can resolve the traffic issue.
There will also be an exhibition displaying various products of traffic management by more then thirty exhibitors. They will display products regarding traffic management system, system integrators, emergency service providers etc.
'To address all the issues regarding traffic is the purpose of this summit. We have invited all the stakeholders in the summit. We are also planning a major overhaul of the present traffic system and in the initial phase a budget of 76 crores have also been provisioned' said, A K Singh, the ADGP (administration) to UNI.
He further added, 'We believe that technology should pay for itself. If we nab the violators of the traffic laws, enough revenue can be generated which will not only pay for the system but a corpus can also be created for further development. But traffic issues are not just government responsibility, but people should also be responsible and cooperate in solving the issue'.
He added that the new bill regarding the traffic violations which has been passed in Parliament, also suggest harsher fines for such violators. UNI XC AKV RSA NS2321 NNNN
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