Consider Bus to move people and make cities liveable

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The representatives from the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India as well as various public transport stake holders will speak at the seminar sharing the initiatives for the development and strengthening of bus systems in India. Various field experts will participate in the panel discussion and discuss various vital issues to enhance the bus mode of transport for the benefit of passengers.


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09:30 - 10:00

10.00 - 11.00
Opening Session: Inauguration

Opening Remarks: Head of UITP India Office
Welcome Address: Managing Director, KSRTC
Inauguration: Honorable Minister for Transport, Government of Karnataka (tbc) ?Key Note Address: Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka (tbc)
Presidential Speech: Principal Secretary-Transport, Government of Karnataka (tbc) ?Vote of Thanks: by KSRTC

11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break and Networking

11.30 - 12.30
Session - I: Policy framework to strengthen public transport and build liveable cities

  • Bus based public transport system in India - Current status and Issues P. S. Ananda Rao, Executive Director, ASRTU, New Delhi (tbc)
  • Importance of Public Transport in the cities - UITP PT-GWPT Strategy Arno Kerkhof, Senior Manager-Bus Division/Commission, UITP, Brussels
  • JNNURM Initiatives and its impact on Indian bus transport system
  • M. K. Sinha, Officer on Special Duty, UDD, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi (tbc)
  • Question and Answers

12.30 - 13.30:
Lunch break and Networking

13:30 - 15:00
Session - II: Importance of bus transport infrastructure for maintenance and operations

  • Development of public transport systems in tier-II cities - Case study of Karnataka N. Manjunatha Prasad, Managing Director, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, Bangalore
  • BRT system in Indore - the PPP Model
  • Sandeep Soni, Chief Executive Officer, Atal Indore City Transport Services Limited, Indore
  • Building World Class Maintenance System - Case study of Dubai Pushkar Kulkarni, Managing Director, SERCO India, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Development of Multi-level depots - Case study of KMB, Hong Kong Speaker from Hong Kong (tbc)
  • Question and Answers

15.00 - 15.30
Coffee break and Networking

15:30 - 17:00
Session - III: Innovation in Bus Transport Systems

  • Urban Bus Specifications - OBIT Features
  • Raj Kumar Singh, Director(Urban Transport),Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi (tbc)
  • New Bus Technology - Hybrid and Electric, 3iBS Umberto GUIDA, European Project Director, UITP, Brussels (tbc)
  • Contracting of Buses & the financing options on India bus transport system Sanjiv Nandan Sahai, CEO and MD, DIMTS, New Delhi (tbc)
  • Innovative Bus Transport Systems - New Initiatives by BMTC
  • Anjum Parwez, Managing Director, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Bangalore
  • Question and Answers

17.00 - 17.30
Closing Session: Closing remarks and wrap-up


Registration to the “UITP India Bus Seminar Consider Bus – to move people, make cities liveable” is opened to UITP members and non-members. 

The last date for registration is 15th January 2014. After 15th January 2014 delegates will have to register on the spot.

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Seminar fees:



Non member

Domestic delegate

INR 2000

INR 5000

Foreign delegate

EUR 250 

EUR 400 

Speaker / Session chairperson




Practical information: 

Event venue:

The Atria Hotel, “Chancery Hall”
#1, Palace Road
Bangalore 560 001
Tel: +91 80 2220 5205


D. C. Prakash
Head of India Office
UITP India Liaison Office
BMTC Shanthinagar Bus Station Complex, 2nd Floor
K. H. Road
Bangalore 560027

Tel: +91-80-22952555
Fax: +91-80-22952431
Mobile: +91- 7760991456


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