NEW DELHI: The 38th meeting of Transport Development Council and State Transport Ministers is scheduled to be held at Vadodara in Gujarat on the 19th September. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation said in a statement that Transport Ministers of all States will come together in the day long meeting to discuss issues like Seamless Transport across State borders, identification of Black Spots, Digitalisation of payments, Inter-State transfer of private vehicles etc.
The Council meeting will give an opportunity to the State Transport Ministers to get an exposure on the new and upcoming reforms in the transport sector. Director, Transport for London (TFL) will participate in this discussion via video conferencing, along with other experts in the sector.
The Transport Development Council is the highest body to advise the Govt. of India on all matters relating to roads and road transport. The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways is the Chairman of the Council.
The Transport Development Council meets at least once in a year.
The Transport Council will also discuss Seamless Transport across State borders under the GST regime.
A Task Force has been constituted by GST Council to suggest measures for creating an Eco-System for seamless road transport connectivity across the Country. This would provide for integration of the proposed GST e-Way bill system with the VAAHAN platform of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and help in reducing barriers in road transport.