A French Delegation led by Mr. Jean-Marc Fenet, Minister Counsellor for Economic region, Asia visited Hyderabad based upon the request of the Telangana Government. The Telangana Government led by Mr. Mahender Reddy informed that relationship between French Expertise and Telangana Government has been initiated in April 2016. This included Telangana officials visiting Paris and Bordeux. Further, the Telangana Government have been discussing with French Embassy on the possible French collaboration and financial funding for a state of the art Tramway System for the city of Hyderabad. The French delegation made note of the good administration led by KCR and KTR at various stages so far.
Mr. Shan Venkat the CEO Of Lumiplan India had received TSRTC delegation in Paris to showcase Lumiplan’s technologies to both TSRTC Chairman and Managing Director during November 2016. Shan Venkat notes that Lumiplan is a leader in terms of providing efficient transport solutions through their award winning HEURES software solution which has given great results in globally and in Mysore and Bangalore in India. Mr. Shan noted that Lumiplan have now partnered with IXXI (subsidiary of RATP) for implementing the Intelligent Transport system for the city of Hyderabad funded by the French Government.
Mr Shan Venkat also informed that Telangana delegation had visited the French embassy on the 9th December last year. The delegation lead by the Mayor and Commissioner have officially discussed and requested French Embassy to kindly consider collaborating with Telanagana for a good Tramway System. Mr Fenet informed that the French Embassy has been positive and have expressed their keen interest in working with Telangana Government and are looking forward to work on both the transport projects.
It is understood that Shan Venkat is a globally recognized ITS expert who has worked in 9 countries before returning back to India. He has been highly regarded and awarded for his expertise and guidance by World Bank, MoUD, KSRTC and other departments