Mumbai: Maharashtra government has signed a
pact with US-based Minata Transportation Institute (MTI) to
introduce security of global standards in public transport in
Mumbai, specially the upcoming metro and mono rail projects.
A delegation led by Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, signed
the memorandum of co-operation with Minata Transportation
Institute (MTI) in Los Angeles, an official release said.
The memorandum was signed by the Additional Metropolitan
Commissioner, MMRDA, S V R Srinivas, Secretary to the Chief
Minister, Nitin Kareer and the Executive Director, MTI, Rod
Diridon in the presence of the Chief Minister.
Chavan is currently in the USA as part of three-nation
tour. The pact is a major step towards strengthening the
Mumbai metro and public transport security, the release said.
The ceremony was also attended by senior officials of
Federal Transport Administration and Los Angeles, Metro
Security Chief John Sullivan.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the
pact seeks to bring security and safety of global standards
within the reach of Mumbaikars.