• The Government of India launches a first-of-its-kind initiative to promote cycling. Photo by YoungDoo Moon.

    India's Ministry of Urban Development held the first National Consultation Meeting in Delhi to promote cycling in Indian cities.

    About 40 delegates from government, academia, business consultancies and NGOs participated in the half-day workshop. They worked together to develop guidelines and provide input for developing future cycling projects.

    EMBARQ India was invited to provide support and feedback.

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  • Performance monitoring can help improve urban bus services in Indian cities like Bangalore. Photo by Ravinder M A .

    EMBARQ India conducted a two-day workshop on Performance Monitoring and Data Collection for more than 50 staff of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). The workshop covered the importance of performance monitoring and user feedback in developing high quality urban bus services, and provided training in data collection techniques, such as boarding and slighting surveys, bus occupancy surveys, passenger interviews and vehicle count surveys.

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  • The workshop was held in Goa, India. Photo by EMBARQ India. EMBARQ India, in association with the Institute of Urban Transport (IUT), conducted a three-day training workshop on bus operations for 27 officials from transport organizations and municipal corporations in 23 cities across India.

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  • A rendering of a development and road plan in Naya Raipur. Photo via Naya Raipur Development Authority.

    Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) and EMBARQ organized a half-day workshop on March 25 highlighting the importance of sustainable transport in Indian cities.

    The workshop involved more than 50 senior goverment officials and delegates from the state of Chhattisgarh.

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  • .Indore adds new buses to its fleet. Photo by EMBARQ India. The city of Indore added 63 modern, comfortable buses to its public transport fleet—an important step towards launching its new bus rapid transit (BRT) system.

    The new vehicles joined the existing fleet of 103 buses operated by Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd (AICTSL), an agency that was established in December 2005 with the objective of developing a support system for improving transport infrastructure in Indore. By mid-2011, 62 more buses will be added to the fleet.

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  • EMBARQ India staff trains urban leaders from across India. Photo by EMBARQ. Transport academics, engineers and nonprofit professionals learned best practices of improving bus operations and planning in a two-day training hosted by EMBARQ India.

    India Director Madhav Pai led workshop participants through case studies from the recently launched "Bus Karo" guidebook. Guests included representatives from various centres of excellence recognised by India's Ministry of Urban Development.

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  • Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) and EMBARQ organized a half-day workshop on March 25 highlighting the importance of sustainable transport in Indian cities.

    The workshop involved more than 50 senior goverment officials and delegates from the state of Chhattisgarh.

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  • A new publication, “Bus Karo: A Guidebook on Bus Planning & Operations,” released today by EMBARQ India, provides case studies, recommendations, and specific methodologies that serve as a helpful reference to Indian cities and states as they set up new transit agencies, operate buses, monitor their performance and develop frameworks for continuous system improvement.

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  • Urban transport systems must be designed so that all road users are safe and healthy. Photo by Mani Babbar.

    Road traffic crashes are among the leading causes of death and disability in Indian cities, but the trend can be reversed through sustainable transport and planning that prioritizes people, not vehicles, concluded a group of public health and transport experts at today’s “Sustainable Transport Saves Lives” roundtable discussion.

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  • Akshay Mani from EMBARQ's India program presents on new project to restructure auto-rickshaws as part of a sustainable urban transport system in Indian cities, helping to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by CST-India.

    Asian cities should follow the lead of Singapore to improve the quality of life for its residents, concluded transport, air quality and climate change experts at the Better Air Quality 2010 Conference, held November 9-11, in Singapore.

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