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  • Inclusive and low carbon transit oriented development for Indian cities
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Undertaken By Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)

    Undertaken By base All India

    Year 2017

    The objectives of this research undertaken were to assess Transit Oriented Development plans and proposals in Indian cities to reveal their expected benefits in terms of transit benefits, land use mix, travel demand management measures and the provision of affordable housing.

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  • Best Practices for Traffic Signal Operations in India
    SECTOR Systems and Planning // Undertaken By IBI Consultancy India Private Limited // YEAR 2016
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Undertaken By IBI Consultancy India Private Limited

    Undertaken By 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

    Undertaken By Adapt Technologies and consulting Services Pvt. Ltd.

    Undertaken By 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 // Undertaken By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited // YEAR 2016
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Undertaken By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

    Undertaken By 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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  • Bus Karo: A forum for public transport policy advocacy and knowledge sharing
    SECTOR Systems and Planning // Undertaken By World Resources Institute India // YEAR 2016
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Undertaken By World Resources Institute India

    Undertaken By base All India

    Year 2016

    Bus systems are integral to providing efficient public transport systems in cities due to their low implementation costs, flexible operations and easy scalability. The existing systems face various challenges within the State Transport Undertakings (STUs) and city bus agencies. Towards addressing this gap, Shakti is supporting WRI-India to create a forum comprising of STUs, city bus agencies and a few private bus operators to deliberate on key technical issues that hinder the development of city bus systems.

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  • Strengthening outreach through SUMnet
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Undertaken By Pariksar Sanrakshan Sanvardhan Sanstha

    Undertaken By base All India

    Year 2015

    The Sustainable Urban Mobility Network (SUMNet) is a coalition of NGOs working in the transport sector, with a special focus on sustainable transport. SUMNet aims to influence policies and programs at the national and state level and to increase awareness of environment and development issues to promote sustainable transport.

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

    Undertaken By Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    Undertaken By 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 // Undertaken By Institute of Urban Transport ( IUT ) // YEAR 2015
  • Sector Systems and Planning

    Undertaken By Institute of Urban Transport ( IUT )

    Undertaken By 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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