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Akhilesh Srivastava - The Man behind Successful Implementation of NHAI’s Tech-enabled Projects At a time when the world is talking about the seamless trade of goods and services, India is realizing the same with many innovative ideas in road infrastructure. In India, national highways are considered as arteries of trade because of the sheer volume of the trade they transport. And road is the preferred mode of transport as it’s cost effective. The logistics sector in India is very much dependent on the roadways, especially national highways. All these reflect the importance of national highways in trading. The Government of India (GOI) has been making major reforms in the highways sector in the past decade. One such reform in recent times is FASTag, also known as Electronic Toll Collection (ETC). This system, which works on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, enables Toll plaza operators to collect money without human intervention; thereby reducing congestion near Toll gates. The commuters need to do is purchase and mount the FASTag stickers to the windscreens of their vehicles and link them to their bank accounts or any approved e-wallets. When a vehicle with an RFID tag passes over a Toll gantry, the sensors detect that tag and instantly deduct the toll amount. A dedicated ETC lane near every national highway Tollgate has been commissioned. The project has been successfully implemented in several parts of the country by the highway operations division of the NHAI, under the leadership of Mr Akhilesh Srivastava. Mr Srivastava has also been playing a pivotal role in many technology-heavy projects undertaken by the highways authority, including Road Asset Management System (RAMS), advance emergency traffic Incident Management System (IMS), and so forth. As he has been solving problems using technology for years, he is often referred to as a tech savant.

Akhilesh Srivastava - The Man behind Successful Implementation of NHAI’s Tech-enabled Projects  

CIDC selected Akhilesh Srivastava, the CGM (head of IT and highway operations) of NHAI to take home one of the prestigious awards at the 10t...

Akhilesh Srivastava - The Man behind Successful Implementation of NHAI’s Tech-enabled Projects  

CIDC selected Akhilesh Srivastava, the CGM (head of IT and highway operations) of NHAI to take home one of the prestigious awards at the 10t...

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