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UITP & WORLD BANK INVESTIGATE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON BUS OPERATIONS

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the global public transport sector, UITP and the World Bank have surveyed bus operators across India to better understand: what has been the impact of COVID-19 on operations?

Since 25 March, the Government of India has imposed a lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak - with public transport services limited to essential services only.

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UITP INDIA ANALYSIS OF FAME II TENDERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Covid-19 induced financial constraints have set back Indian bus agencies’ plans to pilot and scale up electric buses (e-buses) under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II scheme. However, before the Covid lockdown began in March, many of the urban and intercity bus agencies have made significant progress towards procurement of e-buses under FAME-II. Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) that administers this scheme has sanctioned a total of 5,595 e-buses in the phase-I of e-bus funding under FAME II.

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UITP INDIA SEMINAR ON METRO RAIL PROJECTS – A FUTURE PERSPECTIVE

It is estimated that 60% of India will be living in urban areas by 2050. Our Urban transportation infrastructure needs significant investments and upgradation to meet the travel needs of the increasing urban population. Metro rail systems offer a high capacity solution to fulfil users’ travel demands, particularly in Cities with longer trip lengths concentrated along high demand corridors.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM SHOULD BE SELF-SUSTAINABLE - DELHI METRO RAIL CORPORATION

Mr. Alain Flausch, Secretary General, UITP Brussels was part of panel discussion on "UN Sustainable Development Goals: A game changer for transport planning" at International Transport Forum on May 31, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. The panel discussion was focus on the achieving the sustainable development goals and importance of transportation sector. Mr. Flausch mentioned some key points during his speech, including some specific example about India:

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EXPLOITING IT SOLUTIONS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO CREATE LIVEABLE CITIES

Information Technology is playing an ever more crucial role in many sectors of modern society offering the most important solutions that we have today to efficiently help increase capacity, safety and security among other aspects. This is even more in public transport sector for which IT tools are potentially always available, widely applicable and actually already well integrated in many public transport systems around the world.

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