The union ministry of road transport and highways is considering the creation of a separate transport department, Secretary Vijay Chhibber said.
The new department will engage all stakeholders in the sector, including manufacturers, regulators, supply industry and fuel companies. It will also help in facilitating better auto legislation, he added. Chhibber said the ministry 'concerned itself excessively with the civil engineering aspects of road development', and had ignored other issues. Newer technologies for pollution control and alternative fuels 'had been neglected', he added.