Policy 2030: National level Investment Program for bus-based public transport systems

Policy 2030: National level Investment Program for bus-based public transport systems
14 May, 2020 03:00 PM to 06:30 PM
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Bus-based public transport systems are the most preferred mode for passenger transport in India. However, the available bus systems are inadequate to meet the travel needs of the growing population. There is a huge gap in the existing bus fleet and support infrastructure required to operate an efficient bus system. Furthermore, Indian bus agencies are unable to meet operational expenses using traditional revenue sources.

16th Bus Karo
Outlook 2030 – Scaling Public Transport
Webinar on
Policy 2030: National level Investment Program for bus-based public transport systems

Thursday, 14 May 2020
3:00-6:30PM IST

There is a need to direct focus and funding to strengthen bus based public transport systems. Towards this, the Bus Karo webinar will bring together experts and representatives from various transit agencies to discuss key considerations of a National Level Investment Program for bus systems based on the learnings from the previous national level schemes around bus funding and international case examples. Additionally, given the COVID-19 crisis, the session will also focus on discussing the response of bus systems to COVID-19. Click here to register.

PANELLISTS

  • Dr OP Agarwal, WRI India, Session Chair & Speaker
  • Vivek Chandran, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
  • Ravi Pandit, KPIT Technologies
  • Dario Hidalgo, WRI
  • Shivanand Swamy, CEPT
  • Gerald Ollivier, World Bank
  • Prasanna Patwardhan, BOCI
  • Amit Bhatt, WRI India
  • Representatives from Volvo & State Transport Undertakings

For queries contact Shilpa Kharwal (Shilpa.kharwal@wri.org) or Krithi Venkat (Krithi.venkat@wri.org)

About Bus Karo: Bus Karo is WRI India’s bi-annual workshop for city bus transport agencies. These workshops convene transport and urban experts, regulators, and officials from bus operating agencies to promote knowledge sharing for effective urban public transport services.