Delhi government: signed agreement with IIT Delhi for Sustainable Mobility
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Delhi government signed agreement with IIIT Delhi
Delhi government signed agreement with IIIT Delhi: On Monday, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot announced that the Delhi government had signed an agreement with the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT Delhi) to establish a Centre for Sustainable Mobility with the aim of developing world-class transportation infrastructure in the national capital. Mr. Gahlot said in a press conference that the government has partnered with IIIT Delhi to establish the center, which has been allocated Rs 6.1 crore through the Knowledge Development Foundation. According to the minister, contactless ticketing in public transportation buses was first introduced in Delhi in collaboration with IIIT Delhi, and now 70,000 tickets out of the total issued tickets are transacted daily via contactless mode.
This center will work to put together numerous transportation department initiatives such as route rationalization, open transit data, and charging station technology on a single forum, he said. In the middle, an open-transit data system will be established to facilitate the real-time location of DTC, cluster buses, and other relevant details. He noted that startups are welcome to build creative applications based on it. The center, which will be based at IIIT Delhi, will serve as a portal to solving a variety of urban transportation issues, as well as a step toward achieving Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's goal of creating world-class public infrastructure, according to the transport minister.
It would address current transportation challenges using a futuristic approach with the aim of improving public infrastructure. "The Centre will act as a hub to help startups with a variety of themes, including smart mobility-related technologies such as passenger information systems, multi-modal journey planners, automation software, and ticketing platform," he said.
In response to the Delhi EV policy, Mr. Gahlot stated that the Centre for Sustainable Mobility will be in charge of developing an app with an open database of these centers’ locations and other related data. "The Centre for Sustainable Mobility will incorporate all of these technological advances into the One Delhi app." He added that the center will serve as a repository of mobility information in Delhi, with faculty and members regularly producing policy papers and research articles on the problems that the city faces in terms of sustainable mobility.