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  • Best Practices for Traffic Signal Operations in India
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Grantee IBI Consultancy India Private Limited

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2016

    Signalised intersections are critical for managing city traffic and therefore should be designed to maximise the throughput of traffic. However due to inappropriate signal timing cycles that do not take into account the actual traffic volumes at the intersections at any given point of time, there are significant delays and vehicle idling making intersections hot-spots of vehicular emissions and poor air quality. In Indian context, improving the efficiency of traffic signals to handle traffic is expected to improve the pollution at the signalized intersections by 20-30% in most situations. Therefore we initiated this project to develop best practices for traffic signal operations in India. The project provides recommendations on efficiently timing traffic signals at intersections to reduce delays, vehicle idling and corresponding emissions.

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  • Developing innovative public transport information systems
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Grantee Adapt Technologies and consulting Services Pvt. Ltd.

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2016

    The mode of sharing of buses in Indian cities has been declining over the years. A reason for this is that passengers do not have enough information on bus operations such as bus routes, stops and the expected arrival time. This makes the system unreliable forcing passengers to use private modes of transport. To retain and increase the mode share of buses, it is essential that bus users are provided with real-time, accurate and reliable information on bus operations. To address this need, we’ve invested in the development of an innovative passenger information system that uses Information Technology (IT) based web and mobile applications, using Hyderabad as a case city. Data was collected through flock sourcing and a special app called Routemaster was developed specifically for this purpose. Data collected through the app was later converted to General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) format, the international standard to represent bus operations data. This data collection methodology and the mobile application (available online) can be replicated to generate similar bus information systems in other cities.

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  • Public Private Partnership (PPP) models for development of sustainable urban transport systems
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Grantee Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2016

    Cities do not always have the infrastructure required for providing effective public and non-motorised transport services. As a result, people shift to energy and emission intensive modes of transport like cars and two wheelers. The lack of finance is a key reason for this inadequate infrastructure. It is estimated that over INR 700,000 crores are required over a period of 20 years (2012-2031) to strengthen urban transport services in the country. This is unlikely to be met through government funding alone. The Government of India is encouraging cities to generate additional funds through mechanisms like Public Private Partnerships. But how do cities best leverage this opportunity given that they may not have the required expertise? This study identifies potential sustainable urban transport infrastructure projects that have the most potential for Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements and proposes action plans for cities to enter various forms of PPP arrangements for these projects. In this context, this initiative was started to identify potential sustainable urban transport infrastructure projects that have compatibility for PPP arrangements and propose action plans for cities to enter various forms of PPP arrangements for those projects.

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  • Review of data maintenance practices of State Road Transport Undertakings (STUs)
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Grantee Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2015

    State Road Transport Undertakings (STUs) operate and manage inter-city and intra-city public bus services in India. In the process, they generate huge amounts of data on route planning, ticketing, fare collection, fleet management, asset management etc. The quality and quantity of this data has increased exponentially with the introduction of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for bus operations. This data can be utilised by the STUs to improve their operations and thereby customer satisfaction and revenue generation performance. Recognizing this, we supported a review of the existing data maintenance practices and performance measurement indicators of STUs to see where improvements could be made.

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  • Appraisal Checklist for Urban Transport Projects
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Grantee Institute of Urban Transport ( IUT )

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2015

    Conventionally investments in urban transport systems have been directed towards implementation of car oriented infrastructure. However, the National Urban Transport Policy, prioritises sustainable modes of transport. To promote allocation of funds towards development of projects in a sustainable manner, Shakti supported Institute of Urban Transport, the technical arm of the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India, to develop an evaluation criteria that appraises projects based on the principles of sustainable urban transport. The report has been endorsed by MoUD and was launched at the Urban Mobility India Conference, 2015.

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  • Roadmap for improving city bus systems in India
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Grantee Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit Systems (DIMTS)

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2015

    City bus systems are at various levels of performance in terms of their operational, planning and management practices. While some cities have not been able to operate the entire fleet available with them, other cities are using advanced information technology based systems to optimise their operations and manage the fleet. Also, bus operations in all cities are challenged by the lack of adequate supporting infrastructure like bus stops, terminals, depots and lack of trained man power. A wide range of interventions are required to improve the overall performance of city bus systems. We have supported efforts to identify the key challenges faced by various bus operating agencies, and develop a roadmap for improving their performance.

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  • Land use-transport integration for sustainable urbanism
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Grantee Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2015

    Land use policies and development control regulations adopted by a city have a significant impact on its mobility patterns. Development plans that limit population densities within city boundaries by imposing limits on built up areas, cause city to sprawl to accommodate the land requirements of a rapidly growing city population. Sprawls lead to increased trip lengths, higher usage of private vehicles and consequently higher transport induced emissions in a city. While most of Indian cities are following this trend, few cities have realised these impacts and have revised their development plans to allow for higher densities and built up areas within city limits. In this context, Shakti commissioned CEPT University to understand and evaluate the five most innovative land use and development control regulations adopted in Indian cities that aim to contain sprawl and encourage higher density built up areas and consequently, assess the emission footprint of travel demand generated in each case.

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  • Promoting Public Bicycle Sharing Systems in Delhi
    SECTOR Systems and Planning // GRANTEE Centre for green mobility // YEAR 2015
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Grantee Centre for green mobility

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2015

    Delhi is witnessing a decrease in mode share of non-motorised transport (NMT) i.e. walking and cycling trips in the city due to lack of enabling NMT infrastructure. Since walking and cycling are also the first and last mile connectivity means to and from public transit systems, a decrease in NMT usage is resulting in reduced ridership in public transport. This, of course, is leading to an increase in the use of private vehicles and consequently higher emissions from the transport sector. To limit these emissions, the mode share of NMT and public transport must be restored. One way of doing this is by developing Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) systems as an alternative for need-based and short-distance trips and to complete the “first and last mile” of a journey, thereby addressing the needs of both NMT and public transport users. In a PBS system, cycles are provided at various locations in the city, particularly in close proximity to public transit points, that allow users to travel from one point to another. This project was initiated to develop Detailed Project Reports (DPR) on design, planning and implementation of PBS systems in South Delhi and Dwarka sub-city.

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