Bus Karo 2.0 – Case Studies from India

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Appendix B: Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms

Acronym Description
AC Air-Conditioned
ACA Additional Central Assistance
AFCS Automated Fare Collection System
AICTSL Atal Indore City Transport Services Limited
AMC Annual Maintenance Contract
APSRTC Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
ASRTU Association of State Road Transport Undertaking
ASTC Assam State Transport Corporation
AVLS Automatic Vehicle Location Systems 
BAS Boarding Alighting Surveys
BOS Bus Occupancy Surveys
BCLL Bhopal City Links Limited
BEST BrihanMumbai Electricity Supply and Transport
BIG Bangalore Integrated Grid
BMTC Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation
BOT build-operate-transfer
BRTS Bus Rapid Transit System
CBD Central Business District
CDAC Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
CIDCO City and Industrial Development Corporation (Navi Mumbai)
CMP Comprehensive Mobility Plan
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
COPU Committee on Public Undertakings
CST Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai)
CTS Comprehensive Transit Study
DA Dearness Allowance
DDA Delhi Development Authority
DIMTS Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System
DP Development Plan
DPR Detailed Project Report
DTC Delhi Transport Corporation
DTS Dream Team Sahara (Bhubaneswar)
DULT Directorate of Urban Land Transport (Bangalore)
EDC External Development Charges 
EMI Equated Monthly Instalment
EPKM Earnings per Kilometre 
ETM Electronic Ticket Machine
EWS Economically Weaker Section
FSI Floor Space Index
GEF Global Environment Facility
GHG Green House Gas
GMDC Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation
GNCTD Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi
GPRS General Packet Radio Service
GPS Global Positioning System
HPEC High-Powered Expert Committee
IABM Indian Association of Bus Manufacturers 
iBus Indore BRT System
INR Indian Rupees
IPT Intermediate Public Transport
IR Indian Railways
IRC Indian Roads Congress
IT Information Technology
ITI Industrial Training Institute
ITS Intelligent Transport Systems
JCTSL Jaipur City Transport Services Limited 
JDA Jaipur Development Authority 
JnNURM Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
KMPKG Kilometres per kilograms (of CNG)
KMPL Kilometres per litre (of diesel)
KSRTC Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation
LED Light-Emitting Diode
LoS Level of Service
MBMT Mira-Bhayander Municipal Transport
MCGM Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
MITRA Mysore Intelligent Transport System
MMR Mumbai Metropolitan Region
MPIC Monthly Programme Implementation Calendar
MoUD Ministry of Urban Development
MTC Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai)
MyBus Bhopal BRT System
NCPA National Centre for the Performing Arts (Mumbai)
NEKRTC Northeast Karnataka Regional Transport Corporation 
NGO Non-Government Organisation
NHAI National Highway Authority of India
NMMT Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport
NUTP National Urban Transport Policy
O&M Operation and Maintenance
ORR Outer Ring Road (Bangalore)
PIS Passenger Information Systems
PPP Public-Private Partnership
PT Public Transport
PWD Public Works Department
Rajpath Rajkot BRT System
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RPM Rotations per Minute
RSRTC Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation
SMS Short Message Service
SPV Special Purpose Vehicle
SRTU State Road Transport Undertaking
STU State Transport Undertaking
SUTP Sustainable Urban Transport Project
TA Technical Assistance
TDR Transfer Development of Rights
TfL Transport for London
TMT Thane Municipal Transport
TSP Transit Signal Priority
TTMC Traffic and Transit Management Centre (Bangalore)
UBS Urban Bus Specifications
ULB Urban Local Body
USD United States Dollar
UTF Urban Transport Fund
VGF Viability Gap Fund
VMU Vehicle Monitoring Unit
WEH Western Express Highway (Mumbai)

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