Transport for London and the Indian Government have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation in urban transport policy planning, technology transfer and institutional organisation of transport.
The Indian Journal of Diplomacy reports that the decision to enter into a bilateral cooperation arrangement between TfL and the Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways was taken during the three-day official visit of the Indian Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari to Britain.
The cooperation will cover a wide range of transport mobility solutions and associated activities in urban environments
During his visit to the TfL’s HQ, Mr Gadkari was given a presentation on strategy and policy reforms, customer experience and data analysis in respect of London buses and other integrated modes of public transport in Greater London area.
Under the proposed MoU, TfL will share expertise on the mobility and efficiency of transport system and methodologies to facilitate the planning and delivery of mobility solutions including ticketing , passenger information, major project financing, infrastructure maintenance strategies and behavioural change and public transport promotion.
Further cooperation on electric buses, bus innovation and capacity augmentation and water transport were also discussed.