National Transport Development Policy Committee (NTDPC)
To provide an efficient, reliable, safe and sustainable transport system in the country, integrating different modes of transport, the Government of India set up the National Transport Development Policy Committee (NTDPC) in the year 2010, under the chairmanship of Dr. Rakesh Mohan. The objective of NTDPC was to provide a long-term transport policy for the country up to the year 2029-30.
Besides secretaries of Ministries of Civil Aviation, Coal, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Power, Railways, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Urban Development and Department of Financial Services, the members of NTDPC include former Secretaries and senior officials of Government of India and senior executives of private sector transport companies.
The Committee has its headquarters in Munirka, New Delhi and is serviced by Planning Commission.
Various Working Groups were set up under the NTDPC. The following Working Group reports are available on the website of NTDPC:
Most of these reports have stressed on:
- hiking investment in the transport sector – explore the possibility of PPP,
- the need for augmenting public transport,
- upgradation of technology for integration, enforcement and traffic management
- inter-modal coordination
- capacity augmentation
- development of multi-modal hubs
- seamless freight and passenger movement
- application of information technology