UK inks deal to help improve public transport across India

UK inks deal to help improve public transport across India

Transport for London (TfL), the local government body responsible for public transport across the capital, is to use its experience and expertise to help improve road and rail services in a number of Indian cities.

TfL and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways India (MoRTH) signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday, covering urban mobility solutions such as passenger information services, electric vehicle mobility, digital ticketing, major project financing, operations and maintenance strategies, and behavioural change and public transport promotion.

The two bodies will now work together to help address a variety of issues, ranging from pollution and traffic jams, to improvements in passenger service.

Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG, British High Commissioner to India, witnessed the agreement being signed by Indian Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and TfL’s chief technology officer Shashi Verma.

“TfL has become a great brand due to the extraordinary service that it provides in London,” said Sir Dominic. “The UK government would be delighted to work with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways as the plans develop further.

“There is already much to celebrate in terms of UK-India partnership in Pune, Amaravati, and Indore, and we look forward to supporting TfL and MoRTH in the delivery of the project.”

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