NITI Aayog workshop to weigh in on mobility innovation

NEW DELHI: NITI Aayog is set to organise a two-day high-level workshop on advancing innovation in passenger mobility and transportation in the national capital on February 27-28.

"The workshop, in association with Rocky Mountain Institute, an international non-profit organisation, will explore technologies and business models to help India leapfrog traditional approaches to passenger mobility and transportation," a government statement said.

Several ministers, including Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu and Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete, will attend the meet. Leading experts, academicians, representatives from related ministries, think-tanks, civil society bodies and leading Indian and international companies will take part in the deliberations, it added. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said: "NITI Aayog is excited to partner with leading organisations to advance next generation mobility solutions. Mobility affects all sections of society and the transformative solutions now emerging will enable India to fulfil its aspirations for growth for all." The workshop will be followed by the release of a report detailing specific and doable outcomes and opportunities.—PTI

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