New Delhi: A Government of India study has concluded that ‘a transport system must cut across modes of transport, administrative geographies, and integrate capital investment with a regulatory mechanism and a supporting policy for development’.
This is the main conclusion of a study conducted by the Government on projected traffic flow, freight transport and the investment required for development of infrastructure in transport sector during the next two decades. The recommendations of the study cover a wide range of cases related to transport including the need to frame an integrated transport policy.
Some of the specific actions taken by Government to streamline and integrate the transport sector include development of inland waterways, coastal shipping, dedicated freight corridors in railways, electronic tolling system, development of public transport including metro, bus rapid and common ticketing for urban transport.
This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highway Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.