For Chennai, heavily dependent on private vehicles, Metro Rail will be a game-changer. The future of transportation lies in efficient public transport. “Congestion on the roads is largely due to two-wheelers and cars. My challenge is to attract these commuters to use the public transportation system. These commuters do not prefer
Sudhanshu Mani, General Manager, ICF, has brought about spectacular changes, not just in the number of coaches produced or their quality, but on a vast range of social indices as well. ICF is today the world’s largest rail coach manufacturer. For several years’ post-independence, industrial development of Chennai metro was synonymous
Another year passed. And along, with it, another set of memories – good, bad and ugly. Here are ten events that had, in my opinion, the most widespread repercussions globally. Trump’s amazing ability to dominate world headlines continues No review covering the world’s major news items can ignore Donald Trump and
It was quite abrupt and newsy: the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as Governor, Reserve Bank of India. Remember his hyperactive pronouncements in the tumultuous days following demonetisation? Das was everywhere: in the news televisions, press meets and news conferences. With his suave and assured pronouncements he was the face of
There is an urgent need to alter the way students learn and teachers teach engineering. Mandatory internship in industry, and compulsory pre-course orientation for students, plus a certification course for new teachers are a must. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE, is pushing for big change. For India to grow, we must have
Large financial institutions like the World Bank, IMF and KfW lend for countries and projects across the globe. ADB funds countries in the Asia Pacific region. My recent visit to the Asian Development Bank, Manila, provided the opportunity to look at the impact of a global financial institution in funding the
Ramesh Subramaniam is Director General, South-East Asia at the Asian Development Bank, Manila. He was highly appreciative of the wide range of subjects that we had covered on India 2030 in the IE golden jubilee commemorative volume in March 2018. I had a business trip scheduled a trip to Philippines.