Bus Karo 2.0 – Case Studies from India

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This report was made possible through funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, FedEx and the Caterpillar Foundation.


We thank Madhav Pai for his guidance in coordinating and managing the projects documented in this Guidebook, and providing his assistance throughout the publication process. We would like to thank Anjali Mahendra and Lakshmi Rajagopalan for their inputs to strengthen the research and quality of this publication.

We would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their valuable feedback and critical review of the publication: Manjiri Akalkotkar at the CEPT University, Santosh Kodukula at ICLEI, and our fellow EMBARQ staff - Chhavi Dhingra, Nicolae Duduta, and Juan Miguel Velasquez.

We would like to appreciate and thank Surasti Kaur Puri, Divya Kottadiel, and Kanika Jindal for their efforts towards the design, layout and marketing outreach for this publication. We also thank Rebecca Stanich and Rekha Raghunathan for their keen copy-editing and proof-reading inputs.

The case studies and learnings outlined in this publication are a result of our work with our valued partners. It is our intention to highlight their work and progress in the field of bus transport in India. We would like to acknowledge their time, the information provided on the initiatives documented here: APSRTC-Andhra Pradesh, ASTC-Assam, AICTSL-Indore, BEST-Mumbai, BCLL-Bhopal, BMTC-Bangalore, DTS-Bhubaneswar, Janmarg-Ahmedabad, JCTSL-Jaipur, KSRTC-Karnataka, MBMT-Mira-Bhayander, MTC-Chennai, NEKRTC-Karnataka, NMMT-Navi Mumbai, Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions, Star Bus-Delhi, and TMT-Thane.

Amit Bhatt
Strategy Head – Urban Transport


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