GeoSmart Transport Infrastructure

Session Theme: Building Smart Infrastructure – Towards an Integrated Transport Ecosystem

India is amongst the fastest growing economies of the world and it is essential that it sustainably maintains its growth momentum in order to move towards its mission of reducing poverty and increasing the average standard of living in the country. With a growing urban population it is necessary that India focuses significantly on its transportation systems.

It is imperative that the government and the private sector collaborate extensively to build, upgrade and manage world class transport infrastructure systems in India. Geospatial technology can provide powerful and efficient tools to construct and analyse transportation networks that evaluate and communicate data and then transform and integrate that data into information to create a transportation ecosystem.

The aim of the transportation infrastructure segment is to address the entire transport system in an integrated manner and focus not only the technology that goes into making these systems intelligent but also ensures that they are safe, secure and environmentally sustainable. The segment is categorized under two groups; ‘Building Smart Infrastructure’ and ‘An Integrated Transport Ecosystem; The Way Ahead’. These sessions will address the technologies and the applications that go into building the physical and the technological infrastructure for an efficient, sustainable and integrated transportation ecosystem.

Major Topics
Building Smart Infrastructure

Geo-spatially enabled data can be evaluated and analyzed to support decision-making from planning and design to construction. Data sharing among all involved parties provides better, more accurate information, thus increasing the efficiency of infrastructure-related projects.

Intelligent Transport Infrastructure Engineering
BIM+Analytics – leading to collaboration between project verticals.
Project teams can design and plan to explore ‘what-if’ scenarios to test alternatives and optimize constructability. Models can be used to assess the safety, sustainability and optimality of a project by incorporating terrestrial, social, political, environmental, cultural, and economic information.

Intelligent Transport Infrastructure Construction
Using information from various sources such as sensors, LiDAR based 3D models, 2D engineering tools, materials management, project controls, and scheduling systems, smart construction ensures that accurate and timely decisions can be made on the most up-to-date information needed for optimized construction planning and execution.

Integrated Transport Ecosystem; the Way Ahead

Smart Roads, Highways, Railways, Airways, Ports and Freight
This section focuses the technologies that help make a system intelligent and their applications in Railways, Airways, Shipping, Roads and Highway. These are System-Wide Information Management Systems that promote Sincromodality - the extensive use of ICT and geospatial information for transport management: Interconnecting roads, highways, ports, railways and airports. Such a system promotes efficiency and mitigates waste of resources and time.

  • Smart Roads and Highways
  • Smart Railways
  • Smart Airports
  • Smart Ports (shipping)
  • Smart Freight

Ensuring Transport Safety and Security
This session would like to address: How do you look after your highways once they are built? How do you ensure safety and security?

This section will focus on the multi-dimensional communication systems across transport organizations and how they can be made pre-emptive in mitigating disasters and dangers and responsive in dealing with the after math of incidents related to transport.

Transportation Infrastructure Supporting the Environment
This session will focus on how we can create a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas with other environmental features designed and managed to deliver a wide range of ecosystem services.

The Highways developed as green corridors not only sustain biodiversity and regenerate natural habitat but also benefit all stakeholders by acting as natural sinks for air pollutants and incentives for eco-friendly economic growth and development.

Target Audience
  • Urban local bodies &relevant government bodies
  • Transport planning companies
  • Transport operators
  • Technology providers
  • Road, Railways and Highways planners
  • Road, Railways and Highways designers
  • Road, Railways and Highways Engineers
  • Research organizations & Academia
  • Policy makers
  • Construction Companies
  • Infrastructure Companies
  • Scientists
  • Data Providers
  • Consultants
  • Equipment and service providers
  • Financial institutions
  • IT solution providers
  • Other transit organizations
  • International and national development agencies
  • Consultants
  • Potential developers/investors
  • Legal firms
  • Industry analysts, etc.
  • Freight forwarders