Use of IT is Must for Bet­ter Trans­porta­tion

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IT for Pari­va­han is an idea to transform the coun­try into a bet­ter one by us­ing IT for trans­port, most im­por­tantly, it makes us to think how gov­er­nance could be bet­ter through public par­tic­i­pa­tion. AIM-IT (As­so­ci­a­tion of MSMEs for IT) or­gan­ised an event in Delhi, for ef­fec­tive gov­er­nance in trans­porta­tion. The event saw par­tic­i­pa­tion of rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers in­clud­ing cen­tral and state gov­ern­ment min­is­ters, bu­reau­crats, IT and lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies, start-ups, in­no­va­tors and pol­icy mak­ers. Dis­cus­sions was held on var­i­ous im­por­tant top­ics in ses­sions such as The Fu­ture of Smart Ship­ping & Smart Road Net­works; Start up In­dia, En­abling Ef­fi­cient Lo­gis­tics, Trans­port & eCom­merce and Smarter Roads, Smarter Trans­port.

The high­light of the event was un­veil­ing the draft pol­icy doc­u­ment about On Ve­hi­cle Smart Mod­ule (OVSM). 14 www.dqin­dia.com On the oc­ca­sion, the Chief Guest, Min­is­ter Nitin Gad­kari stressed on im­por­tance of mon­i­tor­ing. He said, “Trans­port min­istry aims to con­trib­ute to at least 3% of GDP over the next two years through higher im­ple­men­ta­tion of tech­nol­ogy.” He also added, “The in­fra­struc­ture of the coun­try is most im­por­tant thing for progress, re­gard­ing the trans­port sec­tor, we have al­ready said to use max­i­mum IT as much as re­quired. We have PACE, the mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem which is mon­i­tor­ing 900 projects worth 6 lakh crore, we can iden­tify prob­lems and see the progress and the most im­por­tant thing is the mon­i­tor­ing by which we can in­crease ef­fi­ciency. The use of IT In dif­fer­ent sec­tors is agenda for us and we have to find so­lu­tions.” He also threw light on var­i­ous projects which are be­ing worked un­der gov­ern­ment tak­ings.

“There are a few prob­lems re­lated to 21 projects that

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