First meeting of India-Russia Working Group on Roads and Intelligent Transport Systems
NEW DELHI : The 1st meeting of India-Russia Working Group on Roads and Intelligent Transport Systems was held in New Delhi on 28th March 2023. The working group was established under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation on Bilateral Cooperation in the Road Transport and Road Industry in September 2021, to establish a long-term and effective bilateral relationship of communication and cooperation in the road transportation, logistics, Intelligent Transport System (ITS) and green mobility sector.
The meeting was co-chaired by Ms. Alka Upadhyaya, Secretary (RT&H), Ministry of Roads Transport and Highways and His Excellency Mr. Dmitry Bakanov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
The deliberations during the meeting showcased the various initiatives taken by both the countries related to intelligent transport systems, green mobility, road safety, technology implementation in the road transport and highways sector. The discussions held paved the way for prolonged collaboration between India and Russia for implementation of digital technology enabled ITS services in road transportation development.