TN-ITS vice-president Suku Phull, C-ITS and traffic management specialist at the Department for Transport (DfT) has been honoured with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his outstanding service to transport technology and his charitable work through the Ekom Charity Trust.

Phull’s passion for transport technology led him to establish Ekom Charity Trust, which provides free eye treatment and prosthetic limbs to communities in need in Africa and India. The charity has conducted numerous projects in India, including free eye camps, artificial prosthetic limb camps, and road safety awareness campaigns.

As vice president of TN-ITS, Phull has been instrumental in advancing the organization’s mission towards smarter, safer, and more inclusive mobility. He has leveraged his expertise in both the transport and technology sectors to drive the platform’s initiatives forward.

Suku’s contributions to transport technology and charitable work earned him the well-deserved recognition of the British Empire Medal. We are proud to work with such a dedicated partner to TN-ITS, the UK public administration and road authorities. 

Ekom Charity Trust: making a world of difference

Ekom Charity Trust is a UK-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged communities in developing countries. The charity has been operating for over 14 years and has carried out numerous projects in India, Africa, and Nepal. The charity has funded over 3000 cataract operations, provided limbs for over 2500 people, conducted cancer screenings, and implemented road safety initiatives.

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