Task force set up by MoS submits report for modernisation of ports using IT

The task force constituted by the MoS to study the present level of information technology (IT) adoption at ports and suggest measures to modernise the entire system has submitted its report to the ministry. The task force has studied the intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies being used and highlights the issues being faced in the country’s port sector. The task force has recommended the creation of an ITS department, the development of ITS architecture, and the formulation of standards and protocols that will help in structuring investments in the transportation sector. It has also suggested that smart ports be developed in the country.