The issue carries in-depth analysis of the hottest transportation related technologies and systems that are being implemented in India and abroad. Both online and print editions of August 2012 issue have been released in the market. The key attraction of the issue is the full length interactions with some of key government officials and private industry players who are active in the transportation space.
Anil Srivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd; & Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, has contributed two articles. The first article is on e-Governance initiatives being taken in Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. The second article is on the initiatives that are being taken by DGCA to bring efficiency and transparency to the Civil Aviation sector.
Dr Mahesh Chandra, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC), presents his views on a range of solutions that NIC has developed for computerisation of RTOs and for streamlining the processes by which vehicles are registered and driving licences get issued.
Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, has provided his views on the RFID based solutions that are being implemented at the toll plazas in the country. Praveen Sood, Additional Director General of Police, Police Computers Wing, and Commissioner for Traffic & Road Safety, Karnataka, provides the unique perspectives of a top police official. In an interesting article, Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner, Delhi Traffic Police, talks about the department’s initiative for making use of the popular social networking site, Facebook, for reaching out to the people in the city.
Other people who have contributed to the issue through interviews and write-ups include the likes of Rajeev Mehrotra, Managing Director and Director Finance, RITES Ltd; Dr Mukesh Aghi, CEO, Steria (India) Ltd; Prof Shivanand Swamy, Professor and Associate Director, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University (CEPT), Ahmedabad; Dr Mukesh Aghi, CEO, Steria (India) Ltd; Dr Ashish Verma, Assistant Professor (Dept. of Civil Engg.) and Associate Faculty [Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation, and Urban Planning (CiSTUP)] Bangalore.
Beyond the issue of transportation, the August 2012 issue of eGov (elets.co.in) also carries in-depth interview of Hari Ranjan Rao, Secretary to Chief Minister and Department of Information Technology, Government of Madhya Pradesh. It also has the interview of Suman Bose, Managing Director – India, Siemens Industry Software (India) Pvt Ltd, Industry Sector. Plus there are the views from important private sector players like NIIT Technologies and many others. Then there are the usual sets of regular features.