Workshop discusses plan to modernise bus service

Published: 18th November 2016 12:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2016 03:25 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), along with WRI India and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, organised a two-day workshop on ‘Modernizing City Bus Services  - Vision 2022’  here on Thursday. The event is part of WRI India’s ongoing ‘Bus Karo’ campaign.
More than 20 State Transport Undertakings and experts came together to discuss improving city bus services in India. There was unanimous agreement among all to make optimum utilization of technology in making city bus system more accessible.

Issues pertaining to finance, innovations, policy changes, efficiency and safety to improve bus services  were also discussed.

BMTC MD Ekroop Caur said, “My vision for Bengaluru is to have 60 per cent of the city’s modal share on BMTC buses. The city’s bus modernization plan should be technology-driven, cashless and aimed at providing high quality services.”

KSRTC MD Rajender Kumar Kataria said, “KSRTC is a pioneer in introducing bus services in 20 cities — 670 buses with 450 ITS-enabled buses in Mysuru.”

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