'INSIGHT 2022': Nitin Gadkari calls for professionally managed public transport system
New Delhi/UNI: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday called for a professionally managed public transport system.
Addressing ‘INSIGHT 2022’: International Conference on Sustainable and Innovative Finance for Green and Healthy Transportation, he said capital investment is not an issue if there is a correct model to implement.
He said efforts should be made to discourage use of personal vehicles.
Appreciating the London transport model, the Minister said people want more comfort at a lower rate.
He proposed use of a card or QR code based entry-exit system in place of a physical ticket system in the buses to prevent losses to the bus corporations and promote ease of travelling.
Gadkari emphasized that with the coming of electric buses there will be reduction in pollution, while the country also lessens its diesel and crude oil imports.
"We are trying to make an automobile industry of 15 lakh crore as this is the industry which has maximum employment potential, generating four crore jobs in the country," he said.