India and United Kingdom will soon sign an MoU in the
urban transport sector for cooperation in policy planning, technology transfer
and institutional organisation. The
Minister of Road Transport Mr Nitin Gadkari met Mr Chris Grayling, Secretary of
State for Transport in the Government of UK in London on November 28th..
The two sides discussed a draft MoU in this regard.
The draft MoU seeks to facilitate cooperation in the transport
sector and enable the sharing of
expertize and latest technology to promote efficient mobility solutions. It is
also expected to usher in policy reforms that can transform the transport
sector through improved customer service/data analysis and better use of IT systems.
The MOU will also help in promoting digital transactions and induction of high
capacity diesel/electric vehicles in India. This MOU will also establish the
terms on which such assistance can be provided.
The decision to sign the MoU follows from Mr Gadkariís
last visit to London in May this year, during which he finalized bilateral
cooperation arrangements between Transport for London (TFL) and Indian Ministry
of Road Transport & Highways to cover a wide range of transport mobility
solutions and associated activities in urban environment.
During his visit to London Mr Gadkari will also address a
session of the International Maritime Organization. He also addressed Indian
business leaders in UK, urging them to cooperate in the Namami Ganga project of