India and UK to sign transport MoU

India and UK to sign transport MoU

India and the UK are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate on developing urban transport sectors, according to a high-ranking Indian minister.

The agreement will see Transport for London (TfL) share the technologies and expertise it uses to manage the UK capital’s public transport network with India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

It follows comments made by Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari who said the signing of the MoU will be completed through diplomatic channels shortly.

It’s expected to strengthen cooperation on areas including electric buses, low carbon innovation, project financing and maintenance strategies.

TfL manages nearly all of London’s public transport, including the London Underground, the bus network, Dockland Light Rail, water transport systems and even cable cars.

It hopes the MoU will help it improve the planning and delivery of transport solutions in both countries, with the end goal of increasing efficiency, mobility and improving air quality.

Main image: Traffic Jam in Delhi © NOMAD / CC-BY-2.0

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