New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday called for active support from states and union territories to strengthen policies and strategies for transformation of the road transport sector. The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways convened a meeting of Transport Ministers of all States and Union Territories (UTs) to discuss various concurrent policy matters including review of road traffic rules, setting up of vehicle fitness stations and streamlining the issuance of driving licences. presided over the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a range of issues related to road transport, including review of speed limits, vehicle fitness testing infrastructure, financing of electric buses and automation of learner’s licences, and through mutual cooperation, the statement said. To find new innovative solutions. and counseling.
According to the statement, the meeting discussed the status of implementation of the Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernization Program (VVMP) in the states, especially the development and support of critical ATS infrastructure for the implementation of the mandatory automated fitness test regime. necessary for success.
Having online tutorials on road safety as a condition for learner’s license was discussed and States/UTs were encouraged to implement such tutorials expeditiously.
The need to explore new business models and improve private participation was discussed to reduce the financial risks of bus operators/OEMs, the statement said. Electric Buses.
The discussion also included the need to develop innovative financing mechanisms for the purchase and operation of electric buses.
According to the statement, transport ministers from 15 states and union territories (UTs)- Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Goa, Haryana, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Punjab, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Tamil Nadu participated in the meeting. Nadu Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
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