Published On: Thu, Jun 20th, 2019

Prawaas India’s flagship event on Public Transport kickstarts with a Roadshow inBengaluru

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  • Shri HD Kumaraswamy,Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, inaugurated the curtain raiser event
  • Prawaas 2019, will be a 3-day event from25 – 27July , 2019, bringingtogether entire eco-system of Public Transport from Bus & Car manufacturers to the fleet owners and operators from 29 States and 7 UTs with sharp focus on Safe, Smart and Sustainable Passenger Mobility


Bengaluru, 19thJune 2019: After the runaway success of Inaugural Edition of Prawaas, Bus & Car Operators Confederation of India (BOCI) is proud to announce the 2nd edition of India’s Biggest Bus & Car travel Show for Public Transport- Prawaas 2019. The 3-day event aims to bring together leading Bus & Car Operators from across Indiain eight important segments viz; Intercity, Intracity, School Bus, Employee Transport, Tour Operators, Tourists Cabs, Maxi Cabs and PPP-SPVs.

Prawaas 2019is scheduled to be held in July 25-27, 2019 at CIDCO Convention & Exhibition Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. The central theme of 2nd Edition of Prawaas is “Towards SAFE, SMART, SUSTAINABLE Passenger Mobility” and will bring the stakeholders on one platform viz; Operators, Manufacturers, STUs, Policy Makers, Regulators, sector experts and media. The event will feature Exhibition, Electric Mobility Showcase, Buyer-Seller Meet Conference, Workshops, Leadership Conclave, Secretaries Round Table, Awards, Bus & Car Auction.


Mr. K.T. Rajashekhara, Chairman of BOCI, stated, “India’s Bus & Car Operators, fleet owners from private sector have come together to form Bus Operators Confederation of India. Today over 80% Public transport on Roads is provided by BOCI members with combined fleet strength of about 15 Lakh buses and 11 lakh cars. There is an urgent need for the Central and State governments to accord top priority to Bus Transport and create conducive ecosystem that will bring ease of business and attract investments. Amongst all the States, Karnataka is most progressive however it is important that the state government works closely with private sector and strengthen the Public Transport system in Intracity, Intercity, Employee transport, school buses, as well as Tourist Cars and maxi cabs. Ease of Travel will be achieved only when government will address policy and regulatory issues, reduce taxation which at present is hurting commuters,offer better infrastructure and encourage public private partnership.”


Mr. Prasanna Patwardhan, President of BOCI, stated that,“Prawaas 2019 has a lot to offer for all stakeholders of passenger transport. This year we aim to open dialogue with policy makers to pave way for lasting solutions. It is important in our country to shift the focus from ‘Moving Vehicles’ to ‘Moving People’. This will require major transformation in the way government treats Public Transport. We are way behind global standards. Leading nations have minimum 6 buses for 1000 passengers while in India it is lower than 1 Bus per 1000 passenger. This is a Central as well as State government subject and BOCI will take lead in working closely with government agencies to develop Unified Vision for the country to address the challenge of providing safe, Smart and sustainable Public transport to 1.3 billion people.”

The summit aims to bring public &private sector bus &car operators from 29 States & 7 Union Territories ensuring complete 360-degree reach for all the participants. It is expected that 10000 Bus & Car Operators, 100+ Expert Speakers, 150+ Leading Exhibitors will congregate for Prawaas 2019.This is one of the rare occasions that both Public & Private Bus& CarOperators will come together to explore possibilities of deeper collaboration and evolving better Public Private Partnership models.

The Exhibition spread over 1,50,000 sq. ft will be a grand showcase of leading Bus & Car Manufacturers, Bus Body Builders, Component and accessories, Maintenance Equipment & Services, IT & MobilitySolutions, Training & Skills, Finance & Insurance, STU’s & Tourism Boards etc. Focus on Electric Mobility will be one of the main attractions of Prawaas 2019.


Like the inaugural edition, this time also Ashok Leyland will be the Principal Sponsor for event. Tata Motors is the Conference Host for the event. Prawaas Excellence Awards is sponsored by redBus and Tata Motors. Other prominent Sponsors & Exhibitors include Veera Bus, Bharat Benz, Mahindra, Eicher, Force Motors, Volvo, J-TAC,PayTM, Eberspaecher – Seutrak, ValeoMotherson, Bitla Software, V E Commercial, MRF, Yes Bank, Lamilux (Germany), Intangles Lab, Allison Transmission, JCBL and many other technology start-ups are expected to participate in the exhibition. Exhibition will feature Start-ups in Mobility curated byNASSCOM 10000. The STUs, Tourism Boards, Industry and IT Department of India viz; Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh etc., are expected to participate.


Prawaas Excellence Awardswill be one of the key attractions at the event. The awards will recognize the extraordinary contribution in various categories. These awards are for Promoting Best Practices, Showcasing Achievements and Encouraging Innovations. These awards are curated by Metric Global, an international research company.


Conference at Prawaas 2019 will be a thought Leadership forum addressed by 100 global experts on Shared mobility and Mass transport with focus on India’s Vision 2030 for Electrification of Public Transport, Bharat Stage VI Deadline for Better Quality of Life, Innovative Technology for Passengers mobility, Public Private Partnerships for Integrated Transport, Radical Reforms in Regulatory Framework, Stage Carriage Operations, Mobility impacting Tourism, Financing of Passenger vehicles, School and Employee Transport, Multi Modal transport and Last mile Connectivity, etc.

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