#IT­forPari­va­han

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#IT­forPari­va­han is an idea to trans­form the coun­try into a bet­ter one, 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 at Delhi, for ef­fec­tive gov­er­nance in trans­porta­tion.

The event of the as­so­ci­a­tion saw par­tic­i­pa­tion of rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers in­clud­ing cen­tral & state gov­ern­ment min­is­ters, bu­reau­crats, IT and lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies, start-ups, in­no­va­tors and pol­icy mak­ers. Dis­cus­sion 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 & E-com­merce and Smarter roads, Smarter trans­port.

The high­light of the event was un­veil­ing the draft pol­icy doc­u­ment about On Ve­hi­cle Smart Mo­d­ule(OVSM). On the oc­ca­sion, the Chief Guest Min­is­ter Nitin Gad­kari stressed on im­por­tance of mon­i­tor­ing. He said, “the in­fra­struc­ture of the coun­try is most im­por­tant thing for progress, re­gard­ing the trans­port sec­tor, we have al­ready said it to use max­i­mum IT 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.

AIM-IT chair­man, Vinit Goenka stated, “IT should be used as a de­ci­sion sup­port sys­tem in strength­en­ing, main­tain­ing and up­grad­ing na­tional trans­port sys­tem. #IT­forpari­va­han can pro­vide so­lu­tion to the chal­lenges we face to­day, but also pre­pare us bet­ter for hur­dles of to­mor­row.”

Talk­ing about trans­port in smart cities he said, “Smart cities would clearly de­fine the fu­ture of In­dia’s ur­ban in­fra­struc­ture. We do re­alise that In­dia can have 100 smart cities only if it in­vests in tech­nol­ogy which will help build a strong and ef­fi­cient lo­gis­tics net­work. Smart move­ment of goods and peo­ple within cities will be­come es­sen­tial as the stress on ef­fi­ciency in­creases.”

Trans­port and com­mu­ni­ca­tion prson­al­i­ties such as Kuldeep goyal, MD, BSNL elab­o­rated on pre­par­ing telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion in­fra­struc­ture to help trans­porta­tion, whereas Sushil Ku­mar, Dy. Direc­tor Gen­eral(IoT) talked about smart cities and shared his views on how ma­chine to ma­chine com­mu­ni­ca­tion can help in mak­ing cities smarter and in turn trans­porta­tion smarter.

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