Expert Group On Road Transport To Be Set Up For Formulating Strategies And Future Policies


The ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) is planning to set up five member expert group, which will advise it on formulating strategies and policies regarding road transport, including the automotive sector, reports Financial Express.

The members will be selected on a search-cum-selection basis. They will be eminent experts in domains related to automotive and road transport sectors.

“Domain experts shall ensure that there should be no conflict of interest in their engagement with EAG during the period. They should possess very high integrity and maintain confidentiality,” MoRTH said in a notice.

As per the reports, expert advisory group (EAG) will advise the ministry on issues like strategising policy on the use of alternative fuel, hydrogen fuel and bio fuel, electric vehicles, vehicle emission standards and driverless vehicles.

Other areas of study by the expert group include vehicle emission standards, central motor rules and regulations, design and safety of vehicles, and formulation of rules for upgrades as per European/ international standards.