CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE SOLUTIONS
The one day national conference on “Technological Advances in Concrete Pavements & Bridges” organised by Indian Concrete Institute was held on Saturday 6th July 2019 at Hotel Best Western Ashoka, Hyderabad
The ceremony commenced with lighting of the lamp by Hon’ble Union Minister Sri G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Home Affairs and guest of honours Dr. Mohan Kanda, former Chief Secretary and Sri N. V. S. Reddy, Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited.
In the welcome address delivered by Ad & Er. P. Srinivas Reddy, B.Tech, M.B.A, L.L.M civil engineer & advocate, Chairman of Indian Concrete Institute (Hyderabad) Telangana Center, he explained the role of ICI in bringing innovations in construction, design, maintenance and rehabilitation of concrete pavements and bridges, which are a part of national infrastructure and called professionals to work together to create durable infrastructure.
Sri G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Home Affairs, addressed the gathering of 200 people, emphasized that speed and quality are essential. He also highlighted that Modi 2.0 has committed to create jobs by building a $5 trillion domestic market, where both rural and urban infrastructure creation plays a vital role. From this conference, the Hon’ble Minister called upon engineers, to be proactive in adopting alternative solutions that can enhance nation building.
The event continued with the Concrete Day and the ICI Ultratech Concrete Excellence Awards 2019 Brochure released by Sri G. Kishan Reddy, Er. N. Mavul Rao, Secretary, proposed vote of thanks.
A key note was delivered by Er. Binod Kumar, Principal Scientist, Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi on “Concrete pavements – innovations for meeting industry challenges”. In the valedictory session, chief guest Er. Vinay Guptha, President (Elect), ICI and CEO & Director, Tendon Consultants Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, delivered key note address on “challenges involved in design & construction of elevated & underground metro”. Guests of Honour, Dr. M.U. Aswath, Vice President (South), ICI and Er. Ashwin Moghe, Vice President, Ultratech Cement Ltd too addressed the gathering. Chief Guest Er. Vinay Guptha released national conference proceedings and distributed certificates to participants.