NITI AAYOG- IRF TIE UP ON COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (ITS) AN CREATE NATIONAL ITS PLATFORM IN INDIA

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and the International Road Federation, Geneva based global body working for better and safer roads world wide (IRF Geneva) have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) on 21 September 2017, to cooperate in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in India. 

The objective of the Statement of Intent (SOI) is to create a national platform for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in India , involving all relevant Government of India stakeholders, Indian and foreign ITS companies active in the sector, and relevant technical experts for the purpose of developing a National ITS Policy.

The SOI was signed Shri Anil Srivastava, IAS, Advisor (Infrastructure), NITI Aayog and Dr Adnan Rahman, ,Director General , IRF, Geneva last evening.

“ The National ITS policy will cover various sectors including Traffic Management, Parking Management, Electronic Enforcement of Traffic Rules and Regulations, Fleet Management and Monitoring, Innovation in the field of ITS, and Education in the field of ITS. The objective of this national ITS Policy will be to contribute to reducing urban traffic congestion, improving the situation around parking of vehicles in cities, improving road safety, and improving the security of passenger and goods traffic.” said MR K K Kapila, Chairman, International Road Federation (IRF)

The work of this National Platform will provide a coherent and consistent National ITS Policy covering domains such as traffic and parking management, enforcement, and security. It will contribute to the Government of India’s SMART City Program, the Make in India initiative, and to a host of other initiatives aimed at the economic and social development of India.

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