Roads & HighwaysOnline
This webinar was held on 18th August 2020. You can watch the recording on our YouTube Channel.
Roads and Highways are the lifeline for a country’s economy and social development. They are similar to veins in a body, ensuring continuous flow of resources, which leads to smooth economic activity to the remotest of villages, enhanced security of our borders and equitable reach of services for all.
Realizing the importance of roads and highways for our country, the Indian Government has ensured a strong focus on building, maintaining and monetizing its roads and highways infrastructure systems, with a commitment of constructing roads worth Rs 15 lakh crore (US$ 212.80 billion) over the next two years. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is expected to award road projects with a total length of around 4,500 kms worth Rs 50,000 crore (US$ 7.15 billion) in 2020, while the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) achieved major milestone by digging up a 440-metre long tunnel below the busy Chamba town on Rishikesh-Dharasu highway (NH 94). (India Brand Equity Foundation, 2020)
For achieving these targets, it is imperative for all major projects to leverage geospatial technologies for ensuring cost and time effective delivery and maintenance. This needs to be done over the entire project lifecycle phases – Plan, Design, Build, Operate, and Maintain for creating strong, resilient road and highways infrastructure.
With an objective to deliberate upon the current status of the usage of geospatial technologies in roads and highways, understand the challenges, explore the untapped potential and opportunities for the geospatial industry, The Association of Geospatial Industries (AGI) is organizing a webinar titled, “Unleash the potential of Geospatial Applications in Roads and Highways Sector” on Tuesday, 18 August 2020 from 3 – 5 pm. We cordially invite you to join this webinar.
3:00 – 3:05 pm: Introduction by AGI Secretariat
3.05 – 3.20 pm: Conversation between Agendra Kumar, President, AGI and Amit Ghosh, Jt Secretary, Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways
Topic: Opening doors to Untapped Opportunities for Geospatial Technologies in Roads and Highways
3:20 – 3:35 pm: Keynote Address by Lt. Gen. S. Ravi Shankar, PVSM, VSM (Veteran), Former Director General, Border Roads Organization, President, ICT
Topic: Adapting to Change by leveraging Geospatial Technologies for Roads Construction
3:35 – 3:50 pm: Address by P. Ravinder Rao, Engineer-in-Chief (State Roads & CRN), Transport, Roads and Building Department, Government of Telangana
Topic: Use Case of Geospatial Application for Roads Construction and Maintenance from the State of Karnataka
3:50 – 4:05 pm: Suryakanta Kabi, Manager – BIM, Transportation Infrastructure, Larsen & Toubro Construction
Topic: Value of Geospatial + BIM integration in Roads and Highways Construction Lifecycle
4:05 – 4:20 pm: Dr. Pradeep N, Industry Head – Utilities, Transport and Mining, Esri India Technologies Limited
4:20 – 4:35 pm: Shailesh Shankar, Manager – Sales Engineering, Asia Pacific, DigitalGlobe
4:35 – 4:55 pm: Panel Discussion on What is and can be: Addressing the bottlenecks for integrated Geospatial Adoption for Roads and Highways
• Lt. Gen. S. Ravi Shankar, PVSM, VSM (Veteran), Former Director General, Border Roads Organization, President, ICT
• P. Ravinder Rao, Engineer-in-Chief (State Roads & CRN), Transport, Roads and Building Department, Government of Telangana
• Abhineet Jain, Senior Manager – Industry Business Development (Civil Government) of Digital Globe
• Chandrashekhar Syankar, Senior Vice President – Strategic Business, Ceinsys
• Anand Sirohi, Director of Key Accounts and Large Projects, Trimble
4:55 – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks by G V Sreeramam, Secretary General, AGI