The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has set up a National level committee having members from various ministries and states for developing and implementing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for better and and smarter mobility in the country. The committee will have various stakeholders like central, state, foreign ITS companies and private partners active in sector along with several working groups which will develop the National ITS policy.
" Some of the subjects covered by various working groups in the ITS Committee will include Traffic management, parking management, electronic enforcement of traffic rules, fleet management and monitoring ,setting up ITS technical standards , generating awareness for acceptance by public and initiating ,encouraging pilot projects and developing affordable ITS suited to Indian driving conditions " said Anil Srivastava, IAS, Advisor, (Infrastructure) NITI Aayog , while speaking at a Roundtable on ITS in India organised by International Road Federation (IRF) , the Geneva based global road safety body working for better and safer roads world wide.
Dr Adnan Rahman , Director General, International Road Federation, Geneva While speaking on the occasion said that the objective of this national ITS Policy will be to contribute to reducing urban traffic congestion, improving the situation around parking of vehicles in cities, improving road safety, and improving the security of passenger and goods traffic.
It is to be noted that NITI Aayog and the International Road Federation, (IRF) had recently signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to cooperate in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in India.