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Aayog forms panel for ‘intelligent’ transport

6 October, 2017 3:19 PM
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The NITI Aayog has set up a national-level committee constituting officials from various ministries and States to develop a roadmap for the implementation of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) policy.

The National ITS policy will aim to reduce urban traffic congestion, improve parking for vehicles in cities, road safety and the security of passenger and goods traffic.

The committee will work towards setting uniform standards to implement the ITS in various parts of the country, Anil Srivastava, IAS, Advisor, (Infrastructure) NITI Aayog, said during an event organised by the International Road Federation.

According to Mr. Srivastava, subjects covered under the panel’s purview would include traffic management, parking management, electronic enforcement of traffic rules and fleet management. The committee’s mandate would also include monitoring and encouraging pilot projects.

Source: thehindu.com

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