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Media Workshop : India's Transport Sector

Organized by: Transport Unit, India Country Office, The World Bank
Transport Sub Sector: Highways, Ports, Urban Transport, General Transport
Topic: Transport

Event Description

The World Bank has initiated an effort to better inform the media of its development strategies in various sectors. A well informed media is critical to the success of development programs. In this context, the workshop was organized around specific transport sub-sectors of Highways, Ports, Urban Transport and Road Safety, and key stakeholders in these sub-sectors, such as representatives of the Central / States Government Bodies, Research Institutions, Private Sector, participated and shared their experiences and concerns with the media persons to help sensitize them to the sector.




Roads / General Transport

Presentation titled “India Transport Sector – A view from World Bank Operations ” by Mr. G. George Tharakan, Lead Transport Specialist, The World Bank
Presentation titled “National Highways Development Program – Key Feature & Challenges ” by Mr. Nirmaljit Singh, Member (Tech.), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
Presentation titled “Catalysing Development – Transport Sector ” by Prof. Raghuram, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
Presentation titled “Gujarat’s Vision for Roads & Experience with State Highway Department ” by Mr. Subhash I. Patel, Secretary, Roads & Buildings Department, Government of Gujarat
Presentation titled “Road Safety Concerns in India ” by Mr. Rohit Baluja, President, Institute of Road Traffic Education.
Presentation titled “IAPA Road Traffic Accidents & Emergency Management Services ” by
Dr. Hariharan, Chief Executive, Indian Alcohol Policy Alliance
Presentation titled “Land Acquisition and R&R issues – An overview of NHDP ” by Mr. V. K. Sharma, Chief General Manager, NHAI

Urban Transport

Presentation titled “Integrated Solutions to Accessibility & Mobility Needs of an Emerging Mega City ” by Prof. H. M. Shivanandswami, Associate Director, Centre for Environment Planning & Technology
Presentation titled “Sustainable Urban Transport Development in India – A Proposed Framework for World Bank Support to India ” by Mr. Hubert Nove-Josserand, Sr. Urban Transport Specialist, The World Bank


Presentation titled “Port Led Development, Gujarat ” by Mr. H. K. Dash, Managing Director, Gujarat Maritime Board
Presentation titled “Public Sector Port – Successes & Challenges ” by Mr. A. Janardhana Rao, Chairman, Kandla Port

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