UK and India to co-operate on transport

India and the UK will shortly sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate on developing their urban transport sectors. The agreement will see Transport for London (TfL) share the […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

India and the UK will shortly sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate on developing their urban transport sectors.

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’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.

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said: “The signing of the MoU will be completed through diplomatic channels shortly.”