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Adoption of information technology has the potential to deliver a revolutionary impact on the public transport sector. It can help public transport authorities and operators to improve operational efficiency, enhance relationship with customer, integrate with emerging mobility players and services, and manage cyber-security, governance and organisation issues, etc. 

The public transport sector must foster digital innovation and be bold in trying out innovative solutions. Digitalisation is not an issue for the future. It is already happening and the public transport sector needs to embrace it, to take advantage of the numerous opportunities it offers as well as preparing itself for its role in the future mobility market. For example, personal mobile devices, such as the smart phone, are and will remain key in terms of ticketing, journey planning and inter-modality.

India’s urban population will reach 590 million by 2030. There would be at least 60 cities with a million plus population, at present the figure stands at 42. It is imperative to develop new cities or redesign existing cities to accommodate the burgeoning population. It is believed that the information and communication technologies are essential for the development of economy and the society in the current days. Government of India latest demonetisation drive also create an opportunity for public transport agencies to move towards cashless travel and mobile ticketing.

Government of India has planned to setup “109 Smart Cities” which include Integrated Public Transport Plan. Smart Cities cannot be built without Smart Public Transport. There is need for faster adoption of technologies for transport authorities and operators. 

Why Bengaluru as Host City?

Bengaluru, Silicon Valley of India, has many unique features, including:

  • 25.50 kms of Metro Lines
  • 6,000 city buses operated by BMTC, carrying more than 6 million passengers
  • 8,000 buses operated by KSRTC, carrying more than 7.5 million passengers
  • India’s largest implementation of vehicle tracking and fare collection system
  • First city to launch India's first Open loop - single wallet EMV Contactless Transit Card

Key Objectives

The applications of IT solutions for public transport are:

  • Scheduling, Planning and Integration of PT
  • Cashless Transaction including Electronic Ticketing, Automatic Fare Collection
  • Fleet and Traffic Management
  • Dynamic Passenger Information System
  • Incident Management and Automatic Response System
  • Customer Services, Security and Safety


UITP and BMTC are together organizing the event “2nd UITP India Seminar on IT Solutions for Public Transport” on 6th March 2017 in Bengaluru, India and are highly delighted to invite the delegates. Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation is the local host for this event.

The Seminar would address various aspects of IT Solutions for defining public transport as the right choice of better mobility and make liveable cities in the country.



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Day 1 – March 6, 2017 (Monday)

09:15 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30

Opening Session: Inauguration

  • Opening Remarks: Jérôme Pourbaix, Director of Regions, UITP Brussels
  • Welcome Address: Dr. Ekroop Caur, IAS, Managing Director, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation
  • Inauguration: Shri Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MoRTH), GOI
  • Special Guest: Shri Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Transport, Govt. of Karnataka
  • Vote of Thanks: Jaspal Singh, Head of UITP India Office

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break and Networking

10:45 – 11:45

Session I:  Importance of ITS in Public Transport – Key challenges

Chair: Mr. V. Ravichandar, Chairman, Feedback Consulting (TBC)

  • “3 Revolutions in Indian Transportation: how to ensure maximum public benefits via public transit and shared mobility” - Lewis M Fulton, PhD Director, Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS) Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California
  • “Key initiatives by State Transport Undertakings to upgrade ITS system” – PS Ananda Rao, ED, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU)
  • “Importance of ITS for commuter-friendly Public Transport” – Ashwin Mahesh, Co-founder, Mapunity / Lithum
  • “Existing ITS practices in India bus systems and the Way forward” – Ravi Gadepalli, Program Manager – Transport, Shakti Foundation 

11:45 – 13:15

Session II:  Role of IT for Efficient Public Transport System

Chair: Mr. M. Malakondaiah IPS, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (TBC)

  • “Bus Priority System and Intelligent Traffic Signalling” – Mohd Farhan Sukri, Senior Engineer, LTA Singapore
  • “Importance of Standardized Protocol for ITS - ITXPT” - Guido di Pasquale, Senior Manager, Research & Innovation, UITP Brussels
  • “Implementation of Integrated Depot Solution” – Tushar S Kshirsagar, Head – Information Technology, Prasanna Purple Mobility Pvt. Ltd.
  • “How to unlock the value of your data?”- Luc Van Wijngaarden, CEO, Zight, The Netherland 

13:15 – 14:00

Lunch Break and Networking

14:00 – 15:30

Session III: Use of ITS to improve Operational Performance and Customer Experience 

Chair: Mr. M Ramsekhar, Managing Director and CEO, DIMTS Limited

  • “Information Technology Applications by Delhi Metro” - KK Saberwal, Director (Finance), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
  • “IT Initiatives by BMTC to improve customer experience” – Bishwajit Mishra, Director (IT), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation
  • “Operational efficiency from cashless mobile ticketing using real-time data” - Martin Hamilton, Managing Director, APAC, Bytemark Inc.
  • “Data Analysis to help manage efficient bus operation” - Mel Pecen, Managing Director ANZ, Trapeze Group 

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break and Networking

 15:45 – 17:15

Session IV: Integration of mobility offer around Public Transport

Chair: Mr. Ranjit Deol, Managing Director, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation

  • Creating Smart Transportation for Smart Cities“ - Matt George, CEO, Bridj
  • “Going beyond Traditional Data for Integrated Transportation in Smart Cities’ – Anup Sable, CTO, KPIT Technologies Limited
  • “How technology is impacting the mobility pattern” – Pranay Jivrajka ANI Technologies (Ola) (TBC)
  • “Last mile connectivity to public transport” - Christian Freese, GM Bangalore and South Expansion, Uber India

17:15 – 17:30

Closing and Valedictory Session

Address by: Shri M. Nagaraju (Yadav), Chairman, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation


Day II – March 07, 2017 (For registered members only)

10:00 – 10:30

Introduction – BMTC Office

10:30 – 11:30

Visit to Operations Control Centre

12:00 – 13:00

Visit to TTMC Shantinagar



Registration to the Seminar on “2nd UITP India Seminar on IT Solutions for Public Transport” is open to UITP members and non-members. Please send the enclosed registration form duly filled-in by post or fax or by e-mail D. C. Prakash, Advisor, UITP India Regional Office, Bangalore. 

The following fee is applicable for the participants of the Seminar and the payment should be made in INR by Indian delegates through DD addressing and by Euro by Overseas delegates





INR 5,000

INR 8,000

Foreign Delegates

250 Euros

400 Euros

Note: 25% discount shall be provided to participants who register on or before 15 February 2017.

Payment Procedure

  • All the domestic delegates can make the registration fee payment through DD drawn in favor of “Liaison Officer, UITP India Office” Payable at Bengaluru.
  • The registration fee payment by the overseas delegates may be made through bank transfer to the following account.
  • All bank charges are to be borne by the delegates.
UITP India Liaison Office, Bangalore
Bank Account: Syndicate Bank
Account No.: 04881010001420
IFSC Code: SYNB0000488
  • The payment of registration fee by overseas delegates may be made through bank transfer to the following accounts.
UITP Bank Account Reference
Montagne du Parc
3, B-1000 Brussels-Belgium
Account: 210-0117353-35
IBAN: BE 57210011735335

Terms and Conditions

  • Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your registration form.
  • Deadline for registration is 15 February 2017 and after that delegates will have to register on the spot.
  • Full payment must be made along with the registration or just after the registration but before 15 February 2017.
  • After receipt of the fee, a confirmation letter will be issued to the delegates.
  • Delegates are requested to bring the confirmation letter to the Seminar and present it at the registration counter as a proof of their registration.
  • No registration cancellation applies. A substitute colleague will be accepted provided the organizers receive written notice.
  • Delegates who wish to receive an invitation for their VISA application are requested first to pay the participation fee and send a copy of their passport to the attention of the personnel indicated below. Request for letter of invitations may be sent along with the registration form. Should the delegate not be granted his / her VISA, the participation fee will be reimbursed (less bank charges) on providing a proof from the Embassy or Consulate. This proof is to be sent to the attention of the personnel indicated above.
  • All speakers and topics are correct at the time of printing, Organizers reserve the right to substitute and cancel or alter the contents and timings of the program for reasons beyond their control.
  • Organizers reserve the right to make any amendment to the Seminar details without prior notice.
  • UITP reserves the right to make amendments to the programme or any related activities at its discretion.


Practical information: 

The delegae attending the seminar can book rooms at following hotels at special tariff:

Room Category


Rate (Per Night)

Meal Plan

Deluxe Room


INR 5,500 + Taxes


Deluxe Room


INR 6,000 + Taxes


Contact person: Ms. Pooja Thapa - pthapa@thelalit.com / Ms. Susan Titus - resvblr@thelalit.com

       Room Type      

Special Rate Single

Special Rate Double

Club Room

INR 3,000 + Tax

INR 3,500 + Tax

Club Premier Room

INR 3,500 + Tax

INR 4,000 + Tax

Including Breakfast. Taxes & service charges @ 24.63% Exclusive

Contact person: Reservation - reserve@ramanashree.com


The Lalit Ashok Bangalore
Kumara Krupa High Grounds
Bangalore : 560001 Karnataka
Tel :+91-080-3052-7777
UITP India Regional Office, BMTC Shanthinagar Bus Station Complex,
2nd Floor, K. H. Road, Bangalore 560027,
Tel: +91-80-22952555, Fax: +91-80-22952431
D. C. Prakash
Mobile: +91- 95131 31299, E-mail:prakash@uitp.org
Jaspal Singh
Mobile: +91- 99588 35533, E-mail:jaspal.singh@uitp.org



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