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Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari will launch a web portal for online approval of movement of Over Dimensional (OD) and Over Weight Cargo (OWC) here on January 6. It will be a path – breaking initiative to mark a new era for heavy transport in India by ensuring digitalization in the sector. The launch will be accompanied by a day-long seminar on “Heavy Transport in India: Entering a New Era Through Digitalization”. The event will see 200-250 major stakeholders like heavy equipment manufacturers, project owners, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies along with various research and academic institutions from across the country come together and discuss and lay the roadmap for future plans in the transport and road infrastructure development sector. The new government at the Centre has been working towards undertaking landmark initiatives to digitalize India and this initiative will be in line with the government’s “Make in India and Digital India” vision. It will offer an opportunity to save time and avoid transit delays in movement of equipment of national importance by Modular Hydraulic Axle Trailers.

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Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to launch initiative to ease movement of heavy transport