Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Services
GEF funded project Implemented by the World Bank, the Ministry of Urban Development and state governments. The project will demonstrate low cost high impact initiatives in efficient bus operations by focusing on modernising city bus services through modern depots for improving the maintenance of buses; introducing modern Intelligent Transport Systems and Management Information Systems for better planning and management of operations; and by providing technical support to vehicles and drivers for better fuel efficiency. The project is to identify regulatory, institutional and fiscal constraints to operation of sustainable city bus services; addressing the weak capacity in the urban bus sector and facilitating the development of a vibrant urban bus sector community through the development of a comprehensive capacity building program including training programs, knowledge and exchange events for sharing of best practices and experiences among public and private stakeholders; and targeting city-level modernization interventions in demonstration cities to showcase initiatives. Demonstration cities where the various initiatives for improving city bus services will be undertaken are Mira Bhayandar in Maharashtra, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Bhopal.
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