Name: Basalingappa Beedi
Designation: Divisional Traffic Officer (DTO), Central Division - North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC)
Basalingappa is the Divisional Traffic Officer (DTO) in the central office of North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC). He is based in Gulbarga and is responsible for all traffic operations in 9 divisions, in 6 districts under the jurisdiction of the corporation.
Basalingappa has 17 years of experience in Planning and managing operations in public transport. He has played an instrumental role in planning and preparing the detailed project report for the operation of city buses in several tier 2 and tier 3 cities, and further in implementing the services. He has lead the introduction of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for Public Transport in NEKRTC, spearheading the ITS project for buses procured under JnNURM, an e-governance initiative to ensure transparency in leave granting mechanism for employees- the centralized Leave Management System (LMS) and off line Passenger Information System (PIS) at terminals. He has also organized workshops on driver training and fuel monitoring across several depots in the agency. Basalingappa holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts and has served in the Indian Navy for 15 years before working in Public transport sector.
Basalingappa presented at EMBARQ India's webinar titled "Initiating city bus services: Success stories from small and medium cities in Karnataka" and highlighted NEKRTC's successful implementation of city bus services in 7 cities in the North East of Karnataka including Gulbarga.