With transportation becoming an integral part of modern life, it has started impacting the development of any country and its way of life in a major way.
In the light of transport system’s centrality in terms of progress and development, we found it valid enough subject to delve upon as to how it is influencing life at large in one of the most happening States of the country – Gujarat.
Our cover story “Green and Sustainable Transport for Smart Gujarat” explores what, where, why and how things are happening in the transportation space of this State, which is known for its industrious people and vibrant economy.
With ICT solutions being also looked upon and utilised in offering a better experience of services and administration, transport is being made more effective with it. Our various interviews, stories or experts’ take are an endeavour to reveal, analyse and interpret this and much more.
The latest issue carries an exclusive interview of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani who has shared his vision for the State, while stating how this investment destination for numerous businesses, industrial infrastructure, natural resources, and business friendly environ is setting new benchmarks of success and development.
Key policymakers from Gujarat like Vipul Mitra, Principal, Secretary, Department of Transport, Government of Gujarat, Gaurav Dahiya, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Government of Gujarat, Dr Vinod Rao, Commissioner, Vadodara Municipal Corporation, Banchhanidhi Pani, Commissioner, Rajkot Municipal Corporation, have shared about various ongoing projects and visions of their respective departments.
Dinesh Kumar Jain, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance), Government of Maharashtra, in an interview has talked about the economic development of the State.
Another exclusive interview is of Swantantra Dev Singh, Minister of State for Transport (Independent Charge), Uttar Pradesh, who talks about the ongoing innovations in the State’s Transport Department and how it’s paving way for progress and a better way of life with modern technology’s intervention. He talks about how Yogi Adityanath government is working to introduce and implement new-age technology to ensure a better State transport system.
Offering an insight into the worldview of industry, private players like IL&FS and eSmart Solutions Private Limited working in the field of Smart Transportation have also shared their solutions which hold potential to bring a vast change.
A special interview of P Bala Kiran, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, provides a tourism perspective in the God’s own country visited by millions of domestic and foreign travellers annually.
With such a host of interviews, stories and industry stakeholders’ expertise featuring in this latest issue, we hope it would invite an invaluable feedback of our readers.