Govt. intends to introduce European standards for Trucks in India- Nitin Gadkari
19 July, 2017
The government would like to introduce European standards for Trucks in India. This was said by the Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways – Nitin Gadkari at ASSOCHAM’s Conference on Logistics in New Delhi.The minister also highlighted the need to lower logistics costs in India. He enumerated some of the latest initiatives undertaken by the government towards the objective. Delivering the keynote address the Union Minister for Railways – Suresh Prabhu stated that the govt. had invested Rs 2.75 lakh crore in the railways over the last three years. He out the projects undertaken by his ministry for building infrastructure and also plans for the future. Managing Director of Distribution Logistics Infrastructure Pvt Ltd – K Sathianathan informed the gathering that the government has accepted Industry’s suggestion to form a National Logistics Policy and to establish National Logistic Commission for its implementation. This has a potential to generate 5 Crore additional jobs, he added. The conference also witnessed interactive technical Sessions on issues such as Integrated end- to- end logistics; Impact of GST, Technology, and Digitisation in Supply Chain; and Strategy to Tactical Implementation. Prominent dignitaries that graced the occasion included Director and CEO of IL and FS Maritime Company Ltd – Saibal De; CEO of TCI Supply Chain Solutions – Jasjit Sethi; Member, Traffic, Ministry of Railways – Mohd Jamshed; Director, Associated Container Terminal Ltd – Bharat Joshi; CMD RITES – Rajeev Mehrotra; CMD – CONCOR India – Kalyan Rama; CMD Tiger Logistics – Harpreet Singh Malhotra; General Manager – Marketing and Sales, Kribhco Infrastructure Ltd – N. Ramakrishna; Partner JBS Group and Chairman FFFAI – Samir J Shah; Senior Director, South Asia, Maersk Group – Julian Belvis; and President of ASSOCHAM Sandeep Jajodia, besides others.