• 15th February 2013 | Mumbai: The National Transport Development Policy Committee (NTDPC) was set up by the Government of India in February 2010 as a High Level Committee to provide guidance on long term transport policy for the country for the next 20 years that would facilitate overall growth and efficiency in the economy, while mitigating energy use and climate change impacts.

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  • EMBARQ India participated in the first annual expo dedicated to buses and utility automotive industry. Sameep Arora from EMBARQ India reports on the event.

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  • 25th February 2013 | Bangalore: EMBARQ India in partnership with Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) conducted a two-day intensive workshop for KSRTC officials on data collection and analysis methods. More than 30 staff from all the divisions of the KSRTC attended this workshop. The importance of performance monitoring and user opinion to develop a high quality bus service was the main focus of the workshop.

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  • 21st and 22nd February 2013 | Dehradun: EMBARQ India conducted a two-day training program on sustainable urban transport for city agencies, which was organized by IDFC Foundation as part of the Regional Capacity Building Hubs (RCBH) initiative of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, and was held in Dehradun from 21-22 February, 2013. The course participants included 25 officials from urban development and public works agencies in Dehradun, Mussoorrie, Haridwar, Haldwani and Jaipur.

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  • 25th February 2013 | Gurgaon: EMBARQ India organised a workshop on planning for non-motorised transport in Gurgaon on February 25, 2013 at Epicenter Gurgaon. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants from various stakeholder groups.

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  • EMBARQ India organised a training programme on travel demand modeling and forecasting for officials from the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT). Angad Gadgil, a trasport intern with EMBARQ India, reports on the event.

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  • 14th February 2013 | Indore: To understand the potential challenges that could be faced in the run up to the launch of Indore’s BRT system – iBus, the Atal Indore City Transport Services Limited (AICTSL) organised a workshop with support from EMBARQ India, with key project stakeholders on 14th February 2013 in Indore. Through a combination of presentations and interactive group exercises, the participants were made aware of important lessons learnt via case studies, as well as helped to identify local issues related to the launch and possible solutions for those issues.

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  • Photo (L-R): Krishan Dhawan, CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation; Jamshyd N.Godrej, Chairman, Shakti Board of Directors; Anil Baijal, Ex-Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development; Charlotte Pera, CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation; Amit Bhatt, Strategy Head - Urban Transport, EMBARQ India

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  • EMBARQ India partnered with the local corporator in the HSR Layout area in Bangalore to facilitate a workshop for the local residents and other stakeholders. Vivek Chandran, Associate - Urban Development and Accessibility, EMBARQ India reports.

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  • A presentation on an ongoing research project exploring the potential of car sharing as a mobility alternative in developing countries was conducted by EMBARQ in December 2012 in Washington D.C. The project is being supported by Volkswagen, and is currently researching its feasibility in India and China.

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