Three Days Advanced Training Programme on 'Bus Reforms - Policies and Strategies' September 28-30, 2015

September 28-30, 2015

CSE has conducted a three-days advanced training programme on ‘Bus Reforms – Policies and Strategies” in New Delhi from September 28-30, 2015. This was a specialised programme designed to help government regulators working in transport sector in developing strategies needed for an efficient and integrated bus transport system.This training programme represented our initiative to promote public transport particularly  efficient and financially sustainable bus transport that could allow greater flexibility, coverage, accessibility and cost effective travel for commuters. 

The programme included lectures/presentations on the following wide range of subjects, including ‘Hands on Group Exercise’ and field visits to Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System’s (DIMTS) traffic management centre and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) depot. 

  • Clean air and imperatives of bus transport reforms ?

  • Public transport and urban development ?

  • Bus technology roadmap ?

  • Public transport system evaluation, benchmarking and performance

  • Public transport network development process ?

  • City bus operations and route rationalization ?

  • Cluster bus operations and management ?

  • Fare collection system and fund mobilisation ?

  • Design for multi modal integration ?

A selected group of government officials from various transport departments and transport corporations participated in this programme. These include Odisha Transport Department, KSRTC, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, Uttar Pradesh Transport Department, Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Service Ltd., Andhra Pradesh Transport Department, Delhi Transport Corporation, Himachal Pradesh Directorate of Transport. 

On the first day of the training, Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director (CSE) provided an overview of ‘Clean Air and Imperatives of Bus Transport Reforms’. This was followed by a session by Ashok Bhattacharjee (advisor CSE’s APC team) on ‘Public Transport and Urban Development’.  Anumita Roychowdhury also presented on ‘Bus Technology Roadmap’. In the second half of the day, Samir Sharma from DIMTS, presented on ‘Public Transport System Evaluation, Benchmarking and Performance’  and ‘Public Transport Network Development Process’, whereby he explained benchmarking systems, evaluation parameters, performance standards,  development of strategic public transport improvement needs, setting up data requirements for public transport network development, data analysis process and development of various network alternatives, public transport route generation process, alternative mode choice analysis, selection of right mode for corridors and service planning and fleet assessment.

On the second day, Dr. R. S. Minhas explained bus route rationalization and city bus operations of Delhi Transport Corporation. C. K. Goyal presented on ‘Cluster bus Operations and Management’ and ‘Fare Collection System and Fund Mobilisation’. Following this,  Satyajit Ganguly from S G Architects made a presentation on ‘Design for Bus Terminals’. At the end of the day Ruchita Agarwal  from Oasis Designs explained designs for  multi-modal integration.

On the third day, the participants visited DIMTS Traffic Management Centre and DTC Millinium Bus Depot. Sujata Savant from (RITES) also conducted an exercise with participants on how to estimate number of buses for a city.

Through out the programme all the particiapants interacted  actively and shared their experiences and ideas. According to the participants’ feedback, participants greatly appreciated all the sessions and find the field visit to DIMTS Traffic Management Centre exellellent. Overall, the participants felt that this programme has updated their knowledge with latest techniques and information about the present and future bus transport management. 


For more information contact:

Amandeep Kang
Senior Research Associate
Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility Programme
Centre for Science and Environment 
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: 011 – 29955124
      09013900696 (Mobile)
Fax: 011 - 29955879