5th Smart Cities India 2019
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Conference Programme

Day 1: 23 May 2018 (Wednesday)
Time Conference Room C (Transport)
0925 - 0930   Welcome Address:
Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group
0930-0935   Address by:
H.E. Mr. Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel to India
0935-0945   Keynote Address by:
Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India
0945-0955   Special Address by:
Shri LC Goyal, IAS (Retd.), Chairman, India Trade Promotion Organisation, India
0955-1005   Inaugural Address by:

Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
1005-1025   Shri C R Choudhary, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Government of India
1025-1030   Vote of Thanks and Ribbon Cutting:
Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group
1100-1130 hrs Networking break
1130-1300 hrs PhotogalleryInaugural Conference Session: Implementing Smart Cities…. Transforming India for our Citizens

The objective of the Smart Cities Mission is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment, and application of 'Smart' Solutions. The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development, and the idea is to look at compact areas, create a replicable model for other cities. Nearly 31% of India's current population live in urban areas, and contribute 63% of India's GDP (Census 2011). Urban areas are expected to house 40% of India's population and contribute 75% of India's GDP by 2030. This requires comprehensive development of physical, institutional, social and economic infrastructure. All are important in improving the quality of life and attracting people and investment, setting in motion a virtuous cycle of growth and development. Development of Smart Cities is a step in that direction. Smart Cities tap a range of approaches - digital and information technologies, urban planning best practices, public-private partnerships, and policy change - to make a difference.

Moderator: Mr. NSN Murty, Partner and Leader, PwC, India

• Mr. Ashish Mathur, Managing Director, JUSCO, India
• Mrs. Tanja Feldmann, Director, Sustainable Urban and Industrial Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, India
• Mr. Bhupesh Rathore, President, Strategic Government Advisory, YES BANK, India
• Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Programme Director & Sr. Consultant, International Solar Alliance, India
• Mr. Tanmoy Chakraborty, Group Government Affairs Officer, Tata Sons Ltd., India
• Dr. Sunil Dubey, Senior Advisor, Metropolis, Australia
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
Time Conference Room C (Transport)
1400-1645 hrs Session: EV and Battery Tech India Summit

With clean energy goals to achieve, many countries have set targets to go emission free. This includes India, which seeks that every vehicle sold in the country should be a zero-emission vehicle by 2030. Today, globally, around 95% of electric vehicles (EVs) are sold in just ten countries i.e. Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK, USA. These countries have strong policy strategies and incentives when it comes to owning electric vehicles.

In India, the time is ripe for EVs to become mainstream. Active engagement of the government, both at the centre and the state, with private players is the need of the hour for setting up a robust EV ecosystem.

In a bid to advance India’s electric mobility campaign, a draft policy framed by NITI Aayog, suggests that the government should give benefits to electric vehicles such as free parking for three years, tolls waiver, designated parking spaces, green number plates and so on. The government is also seeking investment from domestic and foreign firms to raise capital that will be spent on purchasing EVs, three wheelers, batteries; and setting up public charging points across the country.

The government is exploring options to reduce taxes on EVs, and while expecting tax sops and other incentives, auto majors like Ashok Leyland, BMW, Hyundai, Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Nissan, Tata Motors, Tesla, Volvo, etc. have announced plans to invest in India’s EV programme. Ashok Leyland will invest about $61.5 million - $77 million to expand its electric product range; Maruti Suzuki is looking for collaborations in the areas of materials handling, battery recycling and reuse besides charging infrastructure. Tesla has expressed interest to enter the country’s EV market, provided the government offers some form of import exemption on EVs; and Mumbai-based JSW Energy plans to invest $623 million in electric cars, batteries, and charging infrastructure. Since electric technologies are not yet cost efficient due to battery prices, the government is considering sale of two-wheelers, three-wheelers and city buses without batteries to cut costs and reduce pollution levels.

The government plans to amend the Electricity Act to allow entities other than power distributors as one way to speed up growth in vehicle charging stations. Other benefits of remarkable transformation is that it will serve solar power developers and lithium ion battery makers. The future of solar power and EVs in India is closely interlinked, given that EVs have batteries that can offer a storage solution to India’s solar energy push.
However, it may not be an easy ride as India does not have enough lithium reserves to manufacture lithium-ion batteries (lithium is the key raw material for the batteries used in EVs); a large build-out of vehicle charging infrastructure; and a robust smart electricity grid to take the additional load. The country also needs regulations to create the ecosystem for EVs to operate smoothly, I.e. fast charging networks, distribution licence, etc.
But there is good news, too. India is one of the world’s largest automobile markets. For India to stay ahead of the curve in the EV space, the government could stimulate mobility transformation by providing the right policy environment, better incentives, and quality infrastructure to accelerate the transition to EVs.

At the EV and Battery Tech India Summit, focus will be on the regulatory landscape, and the strategic road map to help the country achieve rapid, large-scale deployment of electric vehicles, and more.

Photogallery Opening Session: Imperatives for India's EV roadmap

• Mr. Chetan Maini, Managing Director, Sun Mobility, India
• Mr. Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, India
• Mr. Vikram Gulati, Country Head & Vie President, External Affairs & CSR Div., Toyota Kirloskar Motor, India
• Dr. Subi Chaturvedi, President, YES Global Institute, YES BANK Ltd., India
• Mr. Rahul Bharti, Sr. Vice President (Corporate & Govt Affairs), Maruti Suzuki, India

*Knowledge Paper Release


Photogallery Panel Discussion: Ecosystem popularising EV's in India

Moderator: Mr. Dhruv Behl, Founder & Editor, autoX, India

Keynote Address: Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Principal Advisor, Minister of Railways, Government of India, New Delhi, India

• Mr. Allen Tom Abraham, Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, India
• Mr. Girish Kamala, Director and Country Head Automotive, Infineon Technologies, India
• Mr. Manoj Karwa, Vice President, Clean Wave Technologies, USA
• Mr. Awadhesh Kumar Jha, Vice Presidnt, Fortum, India
• Mr. Sudeep Kumar Banerjee, Vice President - Business Development, Shriram Automall India Ltd., India
• Dr. Paritosh Nandi, Director, EnVERT E-Vehicles, Pvt. Ltd., India
• Mr. Abhishek Ranjan, AVP, System Operation & Head Renewable and DSM Initiatives, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd., India


PhotogalleryPanel Discussion: The way forward for India's EV

Moderator: Mr. Sumit Dhanuka, Founder & Managing Partner, Precog Innovation Partners, India

Keynote Address: Mr. Anand A. Deshpande (Deputy Director & HoD – Automotive Electronics Department), ARAI, India

• Mr. Anuj Sharma, Chairman, E-Rickshaw Committee, Ministry Of Road Transport and Highways, Govt of India
• Mr. Kartik Gopal, Independent Strategy Consultant for Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Commuting & Mobility Solutions, IoT & Telematics
• Mr. Manuj Khurana, Assistant Vice President, Invest India
• Mr. Suvranil Majumdar, Regional Lead –Cities, International Finance Corporation, World Bank, India
• Mr. Jitendra Nalwaya, Addl. Vice President-Head Sustainability and Clean Technology Department, BYPL, India
• Mr. Chinmay Pandit, AVP and Head of Alternate Fuel Solutions, KPIT, India
• Mr. Debi Prasad, Director, India Energy Storage Alliance, India

Day 2: 24 May 2018 (Thursday)
Time Conference Room C (Transport)
1000-1130 hrs Photogallery Session: The evolving metro transit system
Growing cities, rising population, increasing road traffic and deteriorating air quality call for a fundamental shift in how we commute. Public transport is a viable alternative to private modes of transport. India's first metro, the Kolkata Metro, started running almost 25 years ago, while the second one was launched in New Delhi in 2002. Following the success of the Delhi Metro, many other Indian cities have initiated and implemented metro rail projects. According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), at present, there are almost 316 km of metro lines commissioned to ferry people, and more than 500 kms of metro rail are under construction across the country. More metro lines, improved operational efficiency to deliver a customer-focussed approach, automated metro operations and signalling systems, maintenance of metro networks, integrating metro ticketing with other modes of transport, innovative funding and financing models, facility of interchanges and interconnected platforms, skilling, safety parameters, etc. are needed to run the system intelligently and efficiently. In addition to metro rail for mass transport, there are other viable options, too, such as monorails, trams, light trains, bullet/fast trains, etc. The country needs more systems of public transportation. The session will focus on strategic discussions with metro rail operators and other stakeholders on improvement and expansion for metro projects, challenges that lie ahead, etc.

Moderator: Ms. Sarah Habersack, Project Director, Urban Transport for Smart Cities in India, GIZ

Keynote Address: Shri Anil Srivastava, Adviser, DG-DEMO, Niti Aayog, India

Special Address: -Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., India

• Shri Ashwani Saxena, Director (Project), Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., India
• Dr. Ashwani Kumar, IRTS, General Manager - Operations, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), India
• Mr. Suresh Babu Salla, Managing Director, Primerail Infralabs, India
1130-1145 hrs Networking break
1145-1315 hrs Photogallery Efficient and sustainable city bus network
City buses, plying on both long and short distance routes, will remain the primary mode of transport for the majority of Indians. Buses provide cheap and flexible services, in small, medium and metro cities alike. Cities in India need to invest in developing good quality public transport bus services. Only 63 of the 458 Indian cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants have formal public transport bus services. Many cities lack sustained institutional and financial support to strengthen their bus systems. Inadequacies of the public bus transport system are partially addressed by informal Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) services like taxis, informal shared auto-rickshaws providing shuttle services, school buses and chartered bus services, etc. Though cities continue to build wider roads, flyovers and expressways, these provide short-term relief from traffic congestion. Moreover, these encourage people to use private transportation, which leads to further traffic congestion, fuel consumption and air pollution. Given, it's cheaper to use public transportation to commute than it is to buy your own vehicle, bus systems provide the best solution for India to scale up public transport systems across all cities. By building better and high quality bus transport services, India’s developmental and environmental objectives can be fulfilled. The forum will share ideas and exchange opinions to improve and expand bus services to reduce urban traffic congestion.

Moderator: Mr. Amit Bhatt, Director, Integrated Transport, WRI India Ross Centre, India.

Keynote Address: Shri Manoj Kumar, IAS, Chairman-cum-MD, Delhi Transport Corporation, India

Special Address: Shri H S Ashokanand, IAS, Managing Director, NEKRTC, India

• Mr. Mohab Abla, Giro
• Ms. Nupur Gupta, Sr. Transport Specialist, World Bank, India*
• Mr. Amit Singh, Co-Founders, Shuttle, India
• Ms. Kirthi Venkat, WRI, India
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1515 hrs Photogallery Session: Road safety
India has the dubious distinction of registering the highest number of road fatalities in the world due to untrained drivers, poor traffic management, minimal use of technologies, flawed road design, inadequate law enforcement, badly maintained highways, cars that fail modern crash tests, etc. Alarmed by the increasing fatalities, the government has formulated a multi-pronged strategy to address the issue of road safety based on "4Es" viz. education, engineering (both of roads and vehicles), enforcement and emergency care. Serious measures to control road accidents include substantial increase in traffic fines and penalties for dangerous driving, imposing stringent regulations on car manufacturers, and employing technology, such as automated driving tests, to cut down on corruption, etc. The session will address the road safety crisis, and define the urgent measures needed to achieve the target to halve road traffic deaths by 2020.

Moderator: Mr. Anuj Guglani, CEO, World Auto Forum, India

Keynote Address: Shri Deependra Pathak, IPS, Spcecial Commissioner of Police: Traffic, Delhi, India

Special Address: Shri Satish Kumar, IPS, Dy. Commissioner of Police, Kolkatta

• Mr. Amit Bhardwaj, Deputy Adviser (Transport), Niti Ayog, India
• Ms. Rajni Gandhi, Director, IANRS & Secretary General , TRAX, India
• Dr. Amit Gupta, Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgery & Critical Care, J.P.N. Apex Trauma Center, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
• Ms. Sarika Panda Bhatt, Manager - Cities and Transport, WRI India
• Mr. Ravin Mirchandani, Executive Chairman, Ador Power, India
1515-1530 hrs Networking break
1530-1645 hrs Photogallery Session: Urban parking: Solutions and opportunities
The increasing number of cars and lack of parking space is one of India’s biggest urban nightmares. The pace at which new cars are registered has worsened the parking crisis, and has led to a host of other problems such as traffic congestion, encroachments, no pedestrian walkways, etc. To keep up with the burden of millions of cars, increasing the number of parking lots is not a solution. Since parking availability significantly affects the probability of choosing to own a car, the government’s plan to allow registration of vehicles only if the owner is able to show proof of access to a parking space will have a prohibitive effect on vehicle ownership. The impact of parking regulations must also be seen in a larger context, one in which land-use and public transport are all taken into account. Developing efficient public transport and mass transit systems are ways to end traffic congestion and parking shortage. Surged parking, multi-level car parking, are other ideal ways to deal with the country's parking woes. Also, instead of uniform parking charges, there could be differential charges depending upon the area and demand. The forum will address the glaring disparity between the number of vehicles, the need for parking facilities to accommodate them, planning for infrastructure, latest trends in intelligent parking, smart cities and more.

Chair: Mr. NSN Murty, Partner and Leader, PwC, India

• Mr. Arnab Das, Vice President and IOT Business Leader, Aricent, India
• Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Professor, School of Planning and Architecture, India
• Mr. Chirag Jain, CEO and Founder, get my parking, India
• Mr. Wilfred H. Menezes, CEO, Omnitec Group
• Mr. N Sathyanarayanan, Central Parking Service, India
• Mr.Prakriti Mohan Vashist, Global Head-IOT Smart City & GIS Unit, Tata Consultancy Services, India
• Mr. Vinod Singodia, Asst. Vice President, SKIDATA (India) Pvt. Ltd., India

Day 3: 25 May 2018 (Friday)
Time Conference Room C (Transport)
1000-1130 hrs PhotogallerySession: Roads and highways of India
The development of road infrastructure in India is witnessing significant momentum. Robust demand, higher investments, attractive opportunities and policy support has changed the face of the road sector in the country in recent years. India has the second largest road network across the world at 5.4 million km. This road network transports almost 85 percent of the country's passenger traffic and more than 60 percent of its freight. The government is initiating schemes, policies and business-friendly strategies to further develop the road sector. To boost infrastructure, the government allocated $10.13 billion for development of national highways in the Union Budget 2017-18. The Government has approved nearly 10,000 km of national highways, and plans to build 50,000 km of roads worth $250 billion by 2022. The National Highways Authority of India's FASTags for electronic toll collection can now be bought online and offline through common services centres near toll plazas. Other progressive reforms include investment through PPP models, cumulative FDI inflows for construction of roads and highways, infrastructure, initiatives such as Bharat Nirman, JNNURM designed to pursue nation-wide rural connectivity, linking all the unconnected villages with fair weather roads, tax sops for companies engaged in road projects, etc. Topics range from adoption of latest technology for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of sustainable roads to sustainable rural road network development to financing alternatives and more.

Chair and Keynote Address: Shri Sanket Bhondve, IAS, DS, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India

• Mr. Sudhir Mathur, Chief Scientist, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, India
• Mr. Rakesh Kumar Agrawal, Engineer-in-Chief, PWD, India
• Mr. Rahul Gupta, Executive Director, NHIDCL, India
1130-1145 hrs Networking break
1145-1315 hrs PhotogallerySession: Future for autonomous and connected vehicles
Indian motorists are increasingly looking for connectivity and improved in-vehicle user experiences. Given the lower prices and the large market for small to mid-segment cars in India, many manufacturers are launching significantly de-featured versions of their connectivity platforms. According to a recent report, the global connected car market is expected to grow from 5.1 million units in 2015 to 37.7 million units by 2022, at a CAGR of 35.54 percent during the forecast period. Features like safety sensors, detailed engine maintenance signals and smartphone integration, in-car entertainment, navigation, etc. are common in new upmarket vehicles. Given the smart-city initiatives gaining momentum, vehicular automation, intelligent transport systems that allow vehicles to communicate with other vehicles (V2V), pedestrians (V2P), and infrastructure (V2I) have already been in development. They are being used in some spheres with a degree of standardisation and regulatory support through spectrum allocation for intelligent transport systems, and proof-of-concept deployment initiatives taken by government departments. The session will explore how trends in sensors, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, and more are poised to transform tomorrow’s transport.

Moderator: Mr. Ashim Sharma, Partner & Group Head, Nomura Research Institute India Pvt. Ltd., India

• Mr. Rajesh Bysani, CPO, Zoomcar, India
• Mr. Michael Hirsh, Regional Director for India, Mobileye, an Intel Company, Israel
• Dr. Anne Kerr, Global Head Urbanisation, Mott MacDonald's, Hong Kong
• Mr. Dattatreya Gaur, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt. Limited, India
• Mr. Mahesh Shinde, GM, Head - Indoor testing (ERC), Tata Motors Ltd., India
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1600 hrs PhotogallerySmart Cities India Awards 2018

Smart Cities India Awards is an annual event designed to felicitate, recognize and encourage individuals, policy makers, companies, government bodies and associations working behind the successful execution of the mammoth dream of developing 100 smart cities and rejuvenation of 500 cities in India. With its 3rd iteration, the award recognizes pioneering projects that aim to make cities more liveable, sustainable and economically viable by honouring best practices and models in the smart cities concept. The objective is to foster development of future cities enhancing quality of life, innovation, competitiveness and efficient management.
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