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Japan has offered to assist India in developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in urban areas of the country. The two countries identified new areas of cooperation in urban development sector at the end of the day long meeting of the India-Japan Joint Working Group that concluded late last evening.

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Tourism will assist in developing ITS architecture, capacity development in respect of ITS besides in developing Ring Roads of major cities, it will also hold working level meetings and exchange of knowledge in earthquake resistant construction technology.

India has suggested sharing information on sewage networks including water reuse and continued sharing of experiences in the field of urban transport.

The 9th meeting of the India-Japan Joint Working Group on Urban Development will be held in Japan next year.