Bus-based transport services will be the backbone of urban public transport in India in the future, owing to their low cost, flexibility and quick implementation schedule. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD)’s National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) emphasises the principle of ‘moving people, not vehicles’, and has since provided 63 cities with funding for more than 15,000 buses, as well as supported 12 cities with funding support to implement BRT projects. However, there is still a need of more efficient, accessible, reliable, affordable and safe bus services in our country, in order to make them a preferred choice of mobility for a majority of people.
This webinar was hosted on the 8th of August, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM (IST), and presented by Dario Hidalgo, Director – Integrated Transport, WRI.
In 2016, WRI India was empaneled as a National Training Entity in the field of Town Planning by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. This empanelment places WRI India within a roster of premier national technical and non-profit organisations that have been officially recognised for their excellence in the fields of urban development and capacity building. As a National Training Entity, WRI India works with multiple states towards furthering the goals of various urban missions such as Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Smart Cities.
EMBARQ India is helping the city of Bhopal improve accessibility and safety for women on its public transport system. The project is a part of the Government of UK, Department for International Development’s (DFID) support to Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP).
Using data to tell the story of how the public transport undertakings are performing in India!
Buses take up over 90 percent of public transport in Indian cities! It is important to understand the performance of State Road Transport Undertakings (SRTUs). How their operational and financial performances? How do we ensure increased ridership of using public transport in our cities? How does innovation in public transport make our commute easier and enjoyable? And how do these choices impact our health and our economy?
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