The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) opened its first Liaison Office in the region in Bangalore, India, in March 2007. The office was inaugurated by N. Chaluvarayaswamy, Honorable Minister for Transport, Government of Karnataka (GOK) and Chairman, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), in the presence of Hans Rat, former Secretary General, UITP, D. Tangaraj, Principal Secretary Transport, GOK, and Upendra Tripathy, Managing Director, BMTC and various other dignitaries of public transport sector in the country. UITP and BMTC signed a Memorandum of Understanding providing full administrative support in the establishment and running of the India Office at Bangalore.
The prime objective of the Indian office is to better address the specific needs of Indian members and the public transport sector and its stakeholders in the country. To provide services such as:
- Offering assistance and services to public transport undertakings in India through access to state of the art knowledge on national and international technical and policy developments in urban mobility, peer reviews, projects and studies on specific issues of concern
- Supporting public transport development in India through operational and policy training, data collection, international benchmarking, etc.
- Promoting international exchanges on public transport incorporating Indian examples
- To support the public transport sector in India regarding the latest technologies and systems through organising national, international conferences, seminars, workshops, and study tours on public transport in India and overseas
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