Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 3 August 2017

A Union of Vehicle Owners ?

Times of India ( 25 July ) carries following report :

“ Driverless tech will leave millions without jobs . won’t allow it : Gadkari “

Highlights :

·         India will not allow driverless cars to ply on its roads, transport minister Nitin Gadkari said

·         The minister added that focus of the government is to create more jobs to arrest unemployment

·         He said there is already annual shortage of about 22,000 trained drivers in India

Shri Nitin Gadkari announced that the Ministry would launch a single mobile app for booking all kinds of vehicles – car, autos, e-bikes and e-rickshaws , which will end the monopoly of Uber and Ola

Gadkari said the government will provide a app-based platform where anyone who wants to start a cab business, can register and run vehicles

“ Why should two companies like Uber and Ola have a monopoly in the market ?

We want people , even those running cab business at a small scale , to have an equal opportunity to provide service to people .

The mobile app will provide a platform to such people , and better , efficient and cheaper cab services , to people “ , said Gadkari

The Minister said people will have many options to choose based on the most economic operator

Shri Gadkariji seems to be telling the Un-Employed of India :

“ Government cannot provide employment to 12 million persons , every year , but here is your chance to get Self – Employed

Government’s job is to facilitate people to get into business , for themselves 


Congratulations , Shri Gadkariji :

For taking this  FIRST STEP  which will  UNIFY  the vehicle owners

I have no doubt , your  TRANSPORT  MASTER  PLAN , comprises of the following steps as well

Internet  of  Vehicles  [ IoV  ] (  04  March  2017  )



Bravo Gadkariji  [  16  Feb  2016  ]



Urban  Transport  Policy  [ 09  June  2017  ]


04  Aug  2017