Financial and Regulatory Roadmaps for Improving Bus-based Public Transport

Undertaken By: Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP – India),    Recent Publication: 2018

Bus systems are key to providing efficient public transport service in our cities. Most formal public transport services are owned and operated either by the State Road Transport Undertaking (STUs) or a Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) constituted for this purpose. But most of these are unable to cater to the demand for transport in an adequate manner. This is attributed to various technical, financial and regulatory constraints that hinder the optimum planning and operation of bus services. Shakti is supporting efforts to address some of these constraints through building capacity of bus operating agencies.