Friday, 16 April 2021 11:40 GMT

US to offer transport solutions for smart cities

(MENAFN - KNN India) The US Department of Transportation will offer sustainable transport solutions for the cities of Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam, said the Ministry of Urban Development.

Bilateral cooperation in the field of transportation was discussed in a meeting held between a 9-member delegation led by the US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu here on Thursday.

The two sides focused on cooperation on the transportation elements of smart cities including efficient public transportation systems, intelligent transport systems, traffic information and control, multimodal integration and capacity building and training in the field of urban transportation.

Naidu gave a detailed account of initiatives being taken in the urban sector including building of 100 smart cities, New Urban Rejuvenation Mission for 500 cities, Housing For All and Swachh Bharat Mission with the objective of enhancing the quality of lives of the people in urban areas and enabling cities to drive economic growth.

The minister suggested that task forces have been constituted for promotion of Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam in association with United States Trade Development Agency and the US Department of Transportation can work with the city-wide teams for promoting sustainable transport solutions.

Foxx stressed that efficient urban transportation based on proper planning and execution holds the key to making cities more livable. He said the US Government is focusing on promoting regional transport solutions. (KNN/ST)

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