New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The Delhi Transport Department and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct research and develop technologies to enhance mobility in the Capital.
They have also started a Centre for Sustainable Mobility (CSM) at the campus IIIT-D. The CSM will help the Transport Department in identifying problem areas and define a technology roadmap toward solving problems of urban mobility in Delhi.
The Centre will also help to integrate and analyse data and technology to expand the public infrastructure, develop solutions and roll them out for transport.
Both organisations will work towards solving problems and providing solutions in the field of urban transportation and sustainable development for citizens., the government said.
The MoU was signed by Vinod Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner (Transport) for Delhi Transport Department and Ashok Kumar Solanki, Registrar for Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D) in the presence of Ashish Kundra, Secretary Delhi Government, O.P. Mishra, Special Commissioner (Transport) and Ranjan Bose, Director and Professor (IIIT-D).
The CSM will also serve as a gateway to aid start-ups with several themes, including promoting technology related to smart mobility such as passenger information systems, multi-modal journey planners, automation tools and ticketing frameworks among others. There are currently eight researchers and faculty members associated with the centre.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said that several breakthrough initiatives of the Kejriwal government like open transit data, and integrating bus data with Google maps and the One Delhi App were technically supported by an IIIT Delhi team. He expressed confidence that the partnership will help Delhi achieve more milestones in smart and reliable transport.