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Prawaas 3.0 – India’s flagship event on Public Transport to be held in Hyderabad from August 4-6

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Release of Brochure Prawaas
Release of Brochure Prawaas

After the two successful editions of Prawaas at CIDCO Exhibition Center, Mumbai, Bus & Car Operators Confederation of India (BOCI) along with Andhra Pradesh & Telangana State Bus Operators Association is proud to announce the 3rd edition of India’s Flagship Bus & Car travel Show for Public Transport, Prawaas3.0. It aims to bring together leading Bus & Car Operators from across India in eight important segments viz; Intercity, Intracity, School Bus, Employee Transport, Tour Operators, Tourists Cabs, Maxi Cabs and PPP-SPVs.

Prawaas 3.0 is scheduled to be held between August 4-6 at Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad with its continued central theme “Towards Safe, Smart, Sustainable Passenger Mobility.”  The event has also got support of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Ministry of Heavy Industries,
Govt. of India.

The Curtain Raiser programme was attended by Shri Jagdeo Singh Khalsa, Chairman, BOCI; Shri Prasanna Patwardhan, President, BOCI; Shri Mohammed Afzal, General Secretary, BOCI; Shri Harsh Kotak, Treasurer, BOCI; Shri Sunil Kumar, Chairman, Telangana State Bus Operators Association; Shri Goutham Kiran, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Bus Operators Association, Shri Syed Nizamuddin, President, Telangana State Cabs and Bus Operators Association (TSCBOA); Shri Jagdish Patankar, Executive Chairman, MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications and Shri Ravi Boratkar, Managing Director, Asian Conventions
and Expositions.

Lighting of the Lamp

Lighting of the Lamp

Prawaas 3.0 will consist of all its important features like Exhibition, Conferences & Workshops, Awards Function, Round table discussions, CEO Leadership Talks etc. The Exhibition will be the largest showcase of passenger vehicles, after-market solutions, accessories, consumables, IT & ITS solutions, and allied products & services.

This year there is a stronger focus on showcase of Electric Vehicles, Alternate Fuel- Hydrogen Cells, Ethanol etc. which are one of the best zero emission solutions as well as last mile connectivity. The Conference will present the new world in the post pandemic era with new trends, new opportunities, new regulatory framework and it will be a thought leadership platform for the Indian Passenger sector.

Prawaas 3.0 is expected to attract 10000+ Business Visitors from 28 States of India and 8 Union Territories, 100+ Expert Speakers in the conference and 200+ leading Exhibitors across all sectors. Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, VE Commercial, Red Bus, Bharat Benz, Mahindra, Olectra, Cummins, Force Motors, Exide-leclanche, Blackbuk EV, Bitla Software, Valeo, SML, Intel, KPIT, Kyndryl, Paytm, ICICI Bank, etc. are likely to participate.

Prior to this programme, there was Round Table CXO Meet of BOCI National Leadership with Captains of OEMs and allied Industry. On the backdrop of challenges faced by the industry due to pandemic, the Round Table discussion focused on the way forward to revitalize this Industry.

“World over Public Transport is getting priority. But it’s shocking that a country like ours with 140 crore people is lagging behind in Public Transport area. While 85% of the passenger moment in India is managed by Private Operator, there is a lack of awareness, infrastructure, regulatory framework and more. Bus & Car Operators Confederation of India has more than 20,000 members through its network of associations of 36 States & UTs, and we demand that the sector should get Industry Status, Priority Funding, World-class infrastructure, taxation relief, Uniform regulations and priority to Passenger Transport. Through Prawaas 3.0 we are getting all those matter for Public Transport onto a single platform so that we can create a better roadmap for the growth of this sector”, said Shri Prasanna Patwardhan, President, Bus & Car Operators Confederation of India (BOCI).

About Bus & Car Operators Confederation of India (BOCI)

Bus & Car Operators Confederation of India is the apex organization of all the State Federations of private sector Bus & Car passenger Transport operators across India. BOCI represents eight important passenger Transport segments viz; Intercity, Intracity, School Transport, Employee Transport, Tour Operators, Taxi Cabs, Tourist Cabs and PPP-SPVs. We are also adding Critical & Emergency response service for the first time which is emerging as a major sector.

BOCI aims to promote Safe, Smart and Sustainable Integrated Passenger Mobility solutions to the citizens of India in close coordination with all the stake holders from public & private sectors.

The significance of BOCI can be measured by the fact that over 1.5 million buses are operated by its members today on Indian Roads and it is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.

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