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UK, India collaborate to improve public transport

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Transport for (TfL) and the and (MoRTH) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation in urban transport policy, planning, and institutional organisation for transport on January 10.

along with Chief Technology Officer and Director of Customer Experience TfL, signed the MoU.

The MoU provides a framework for and MoRTH to work together sharing expertise to improve public transport system in selected cities in This collaboration between the two authorities will cover such as passenger information services, electric vehicle mobility, ticketing, major project financing, operations and maintenance strategies, and behavioural change and public transport promotion.

is the local body responsible for integrated public transport system in British High to Sir KCMG, was present at the event and he welcomed the collaboration between the two countries.

He said: "has become a great brand due to the extraordinary service that it provides in London, and the would be delighted to work with the & 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."

said that on his recent visits to London, he was impressed with the integrated approach of public transport. He said, he would like to adopt a similar approach in Indian cities to address the problems of pollution, traffic jam and passenger service. This collaboration will further strengthen ties between the and India.

said that the aim of the MoU is to facilitate TfL to bring London's expertise in integrated public transport to Indian cities for solving traffic problems, reducing environmental impact and developing solutions which are responsive to citizens' needs. This would have a positive impact on India's overall urban experience and economic growth.

TfL has the responsibility for the operation of Underground, London Buses, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, TfL Rail, London Trams, London River Services, London Dial-a-Ride, Station, and The is the country partner for building three smart cities in India, namely Indore, and

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 13:10 IST
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