Trimble MD champions digital solutions for industry growth at RAHSTA
April 10, 2024, Delhi

“I believe that the RAHSTA expo will benefit all stakeholders – contractors, owners, lenders, and trade professionals such as architects and detailers – by helping them understand the importance of these technologies in their respective fields and projects. I am eagerly anticipating active participation in the expo and the opportunity to share and gain knowledge on how construction can be enhanced using digital technologies,” said Rajan Aiyer, Managing Director, Trimble, while speaking during the launch of a road show - 14th RAHSTA Expo, which will be held from October 9-10, 2024, at Jio Convention Centre, Mumbai. 

RAHSTA, which stands for Roads and Highways Sustainable Technologies & Advancement, is a dedicated event to the world of road construction equipment, technology, and sustainability.

“We are a pioneer in developing digital technology solutions and industry solutions for the construction industry. We provide a comprehensive set of hardware and software system solutions for every stage of construction, from concept and design to construction, operation, and management. These solutions enable highly efficient construction processes, ensuring quality from the outset, optimising the use of manpower, machinery, and resources, and thereby facilitating the creation of world-class infrastructure in the shortest possible time and at optimal cost. We believe that these technologies are essential for India’s infrastructure development, enabling the country to achieve a $10 trillion economy. The foundation of this infrastructure development will be the effective utilisation of technology to maximise resource efficiency,” added Aiyer.

“The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has constructed 12,349 km of national highways in 2023-24 - the second highest achievement! In 2020-21 a record 13,327 kms had been constructed, the highest so far. The experience of a well-constructed road is no accident but a badly constructed one can cause many,” stated Pratap Padode, Founder, FIRST Construction Council, a pioneering infrastructure-driven council focused on advancing India's infrastructure development. 

Speaking at the launch, former Managing Director of Ashok Leyland & JCB, Vipin Sondhi, also Chairman of RAHSTA Expo Committee underscored the need for specialised platforms like RAHSTA Expo for the burgeoning road construction industry. 

Ashish Kumar Singh, CGM – Finance, National Highway Authority of India; RK Pandey, former NHAI member and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee; SK Nirmal, Secretary General, Indian Roads Congress and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee; Prof Satish Pandey, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology; Ankit Jain, CFO, Cube Highways Growth Advisors, Vijay Agrawal, Executive Director, Equirus Capital; and Subodh Dixit, Former Executive Director, Shapoorji Pallonji, participated in a round table discussion on the new BOT proposals. 

The launch function at PHD Chamber for RAHSTA Expo was attended by who’s who of the infrastructure industry such Lt Gen Harpal Singh, President, International Road Federation and former Engineer-in-Chief, Indian Army; Akhilesh Srivastava, Road Safety Ambassador, International Road Federation; Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery; Rajesh Menon, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers; Raman Kapil, President, Tata Projects; Anand Sundaresan, Director, Ammann India; Dheeraj Panda, Managing Director, Ammann India; Rajan Aiyer, Managing Director, Trimble; Satin Sachdeva, Founder & Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association; Dr Swamy, Chairman, The Institution of Civil Engineers and Dr Ranjeet Mehta, Executive Director of PHDCCI, among others.

Organised by the FIRST Construction Council, the RAHSTA Expo 2024, which will be held as part of 10th India Construction Festival, will bring together industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders for two days of exploration, collaboration, and transformation.

Besides RAHSTA Expo 2024, the India Construction Festival 2024 will include the following:

Exhibitors can use RAHSTA Expo 2024 to showcase their construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, and construction vehicles to a targeted audience of industry professionals. RAHSTA Expo will be an ideal platform to connect with key decision-makers, generate leads, and grow business in this rapidly expanding market.

For exhibitor enquiries (for RAHSTA Expo), contact Mr Sujoy on Mob: +91 86577 95881, or Email:

For delegate enquiries (for conferences), contact Mr Amar on Mob: +91 86524 93000, or Email: