Transport Ministers to discuss reforms and road safety

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Transport ministers from all the states will meet in Gujarat’s Vadodara on the coming Tuesday to discuss transport reforms and seamless transport across state borders among other issues, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said here on Friday.

The day-long 38th meeting of Transport Development Council and State Transport Ministers will also include the director of Transport for London (TFL) via video conferencing, to give the Indian ministers a first hand exposure to such modern facilities, an official statement said.

The Transport Council will also discuss seamless transport across state borders under the GST regime.

“The Council meeting will give an opportunity to the state Transport Ministers to get an exposure on the new and upcoming reforms in the transport sector. There will be a discussion on the subject of Public Transport Reforms and way forward to Bus Ports,” the statement said.

The Transport Ministers will also be taken on a visit to the modern Vadodara Bus Terminal and also the Vadodara Automated Driving Testing Track.

Regarding road safety, the Ministry had asked all states to prepare action plans to reduce road accident fatalities. In addition to this, the Supreme Court appointed Road Safety Committee had also directed states to prepare target oriented action plans.

In the upcoming meeting all states and Union Territories will furnish the action taken by them in this regard. The status of rectification of ‘Black Spots’ will also be reviewed.

–IANS

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