Financial and Regulatory Roadmaps for Improving Bus-based Public Transport

Date : April 18, 2022

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, financ...

Better Infrastructure for Public Transport

Date : April 18, 2022

Developing safe and convenient bus systems is a key requirement for developing low-carbon transport systems in the country. An essential requirement of a good bus system is the availability of adequate supporting infrastructure like bus terminals and depots. However, most Indian cities do not have adequate supporting infrastructure. Towards addressing this gap, Shakti has been enabling the develop...

SUMNet – Catalyzing Solutions for Sustainable Urban Transport

Date : April 18, 2022

Rapid urbanization has made sustainable urban transport an urgent development priority. The transport sector is already the second largest consumer of primary energy and a leading contributor to air pollution. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure a sustainable model of urban transport systems in our rapidly growing cities. To create a more strategic vision for sustainable urban transportation, Sha...

Smart Cities: Urban Mobility and Built Environment

Date : April 18, 2022

With the right policies and investments, India’s cities can be much more livable and prosperous. India’s Smart Cities Mission is an ambitious multiyear effort in this direction. The Mission aims to improve the quality of life in over 100 fast growing urban centres by strengthening their core infrastructure and making them more liveable and sustainable for citizens by applying well thought out ...

Increasing Consumer Awareness on Vehicular Emissions

Date : April 13, 2022

One of the most effective ways to nudge the transport sector towards an efficient and cleaner future is to influence consumer purchase in favour of more fuel efficient and less polluting vehicle models. To bring a change in consumer choices starts with reliable and straightforward information—on impacts of pollutants and CO2 emissions—as they purchase vehicles. Well-informed consumers may appr...

FLEET Long Range Planning Tool for STUs: User Manual

Date : April 13, 2022

To provide assistance to the targeted users (STU officials, bus operators, researchers etc), the FLEET tool is supported with a user manual. This document is developed by the project team for guiding the user regarding usability and functionality of the FLEET tool. The User manual explains step by step data inputs for each of user forms. It explains the functionality of the tool, data requirement,...

Roadmap for Low-Carbon and Sustainable Mobility in India

Date : April 13, 2022

India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) commit to reduce emission intensity of the Indian economy by 33 to 35 per cent from 2005 levels. The transport sector is one of the main drivers of climate change in the world (~25% of CO2 emissions). In India, it is the third largest emitter at 10%, and is expected to grow sevenfold by 2050 over 2010 levels. In order to fulfil the sector’s ND...

Inspection and Maintenance Program for In-Use Vehicles in India

Date : January 19, 2022

The transport sector is a significant contributor to air pollution in urban areas. Research has shown that poorly maintained and older vehicles are responsible for a major share of pollution in cities. Therefore, the management of India's in-use vehicle fleet is an important step for the control of vehicular emissions. The Inspection and Maintenance Program for In-Use Vehicles aims to inspect vehi...

Innovative Public Transport Information Systems

Date : January 19, 2022

Providing real-time, accurate and reliable information on bus operations can help increase the declining mode share of buses in Indian cities. Shakti has commissioned the development of a public transport information system for buses in Hyderabad, as a case city, through the innovative use of information technology based web and mobile applications. This report captures the methodology used to dev...

Inspection and Maintenance Program for In-Use Vehicles in India

Date : January 19, 2022

The transport sector is a significant contributor to air pollution in urban areas. Research has shown that poorly maintained and older vehicles are responsible for a major share of pollution in cities. Therefore, the management of India's in-use vehicle fleet is an important step for the control of vehicular emissions. The Inspection and Maintenance Program for In-Use Vehicles aims to inspect vehi...