Centre signs memorandum with TFL, UK for improving Indian public transport
23 July 2018
The ministry of road transport & highways has signed a memorandum of understanding with UK-based Transport for London (TFL), to improve public transport in India.
The memorandum would help mainly in sharing information and areas of cooperation like improving the public transport system with an augmentation of passenger capacity, services, data analysis, induction of electric vehicles, new technologies, ticketing and the provision of passenger information, urban transport planning and policy.
The centre is also seeking institutional organisation of transport, governance and accountability arrangements, project financing, strategy, and procurement methodologies, policy development and assessment of technology strategies, operations procurement and contracting, infrastructure maintenance strategies, infrastructure design and delivery, etc.
This MoU will help in strengthening the integrated public transport for all. This will help people from all segments of the society to have access to a quality public transport system. Further, will help in introducing innovative practices such as digital payments, standardising the design of the buses, use of technology for demand projection and route rationalization to enhance efficiency of public transport operations
This information was given by the minister of state for road transport and highways, shipping and chemical and fertilizers Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.