Technology Framework for India’s Road Freight Transport: Compliance and Enforcement Architecture Reform

Publication | August 2021

This paper discusses an alternative technology-based reform model for enforcement agencies with regulatory mandates on on-road movement and conveyance of cargo in India to help improve the efficiency of domestic trade facilitation.

In India, different agencies conduct inspections on road freight in transit, which can cause unscheduled stoppages that result in delays and add to operational costs. Compliance and enforcement architecture reform involving road freight transport involves the application of data-based and integrated digital tools that can enable inspection facilities and units, to immediately identify potential noncompliance and minimize multiple physical inspections that the current enforcement model entails.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • E-Waybill, VAHAN, and FASTag: Digitization Reforms in Process and Information Management
  • Report of the Task Force on Seamless Road Transport Connectivity
  • Challenges Faced by Private Users and Operators
  • Design Framework of Compliance and Enforcement Structure
  • Pilot Application of the Concept
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Requirements and Offenses by Regulatory Touch Points

Additional Details

  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Transport
  • Transport Management and Policies
  • Roads and Highways
  • India
  • 34
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS210271-2
  • 2313-5867 (print)
  • 2313-5875 (electronic)

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