Delhi government partners with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology to improve urban transport

In a bid to improve transport infrastructure in the nation’s capital, the Delhi Transport Department on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-D) to conduct research and develop technologies that can improve urban transport in a responsible and sustainable way.

The MoU was signed by Deputy Transport Commissioner Vinod Kumar Yadav and Registrar Ashok Kumar Solanki in the presence of Transport Commissioner Ashish Kundra, Special Commissioner OP Mishra and IIIT-D Director Prof. Ranjan Boss.

In addition to the MoU, a Center for Sustainable Mobility (CSM) was also inaugurated at IIIT-D to help the Department of Transportation identify issues and define a technology roadmap to address mobility issues. urban in Delhi.

“One of the other mandates of the center is also to create and promote startups in the mobility sector and give impetus to the Delhi government’s startup policy. Additionally, it will seek to integrate and analyze data and technology to extend public infrastructure, develop solutions, and deploy them for the Department of Transportation and its various agencies,” officials said.

The Department of Transportation said the center will also serve as a gateway to help startups with several initiatives to promote technology related to smart mobility – passenger information systems, multimodal journey planners, automation tools and a framework for ticket office, among others.

“It would also provide technical training to staff of the transport department including Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation (DTIDC). On the other hand, the Department of Transport will work with IIIT-Delhi to identify suitable research projects and jointly submit the proposals to the sponsoring entities under separate specific written agreements or arrangements,” officials said. responsible.

“Many of our groundbreaking initiatives such as Open Transit Data, the integration of our bus data with Google Maps and the One Delhi app have been technically supported by the IIIT-D team. Working with academic institutions and research centers is key to identifying and addressing urban mobility issues in Delhi,” officials said.

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