NITT DG seeks synergy amongst various transport sectors 

 

The Director General, Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, Dr Bayero Salih Farah, has called for greater connectivity between the various modes of transportation, namely: road, rail, inland waterways and airlines for improved and efficient transportation services in the country. 

He said this at a one- day meeting of  National Council on Transportation, held in Abeokuta,  Ogun state.

In a statement made available to Blueprint in Zaria Thursday by the institute’s spokesman, Mr John Kolawale, said :”The DG, represented by the director, Transport Research and Intelligence Department of the Institute, Dr. Joshua Odeleye, said  in his paper titled: ” the Role of Efficient Intermodal Transportation as a Catalyst for Economic Growth,”  defined intermodality as a process of transporting freight and passengers by means of a system of interconnected networks involving various modes of transportation in which all the component parts are seamlessly linked and efficiently coordinated. 

“Dr. Farah, who outlined the benefits of intermodal transport system to include on-time cargo delivery,  reduced cargo handling,  increased safety,  cost effectiveness and energy efficiency, among others, also stated that the strategies for efficient intermodal transport development include the provision of  intermodal transport facilities,  policy and regulatory framework,  stakeholders engagement and collaboration.

“In planning for efficient intermodal transportation, appropriate infrastructure and transport complementary facilities should be constructed for each mode, and operating costs should be reduced, ” he said.