Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping says Indian Government is serious about improving road safety. When addressing the International Conference and Exhibition on Public Transport Innovation – 2015 he said a bill that includes global best practices in road transportation and safety standards is soon to be introduced.
The event marked Golden Jubilee celebrations of Association of State Road Transport Undertaking (ASRTU). Minister Gadkari looks forward to a corruption free and transparent transport sector. Progress is to facilitated through services delivered in a timely manner. He says adoption of new technologies (GPS based system, passenger information system, CCTV cameras, automatic fare collection system and electronic ticket vending) are key areas.
Indian automobile manufacturers are to adhere to international vehicle manufacturing standards while focussing on quality at a reasonable cost. Use of bio-diesel and alternate fuels to deal with pollution continues to be an are of concern.
Anant Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises offered the support of his Ministry in automobile development for projects that are aligned to Make in India and are environmentally friendly. He pointed to a possibility of incentives for manufacturers in this matter.
Vijay Chhibber, Secretary, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways and President, ASRTU says a sustainaable environment friendly transport system is a requirement. The two-day event has scheduled discussions on Sustainable Public Road Transport – Challenges and Future Road Map, Smart Vehicle Technologies and Alternate fuels, Women’s Safety ánd challenges in Public transport, road safety and future of Bus industry in India.