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Bus is the key mode of mass transit in the major cities in India. Urban population is projected to grow to about 473 million in 2021 and 820 million by 2051 as against only 285 million in 2001. Development of efficient urban transportation has been given top priority by the Government under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) and JnNURM II programmes which aim to provide financial help to upgrade infrastructure and governance in Indian cities.

Government of India has launched two flagship programmes – 100 Smart Cities and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for 500 cities to upgrade the city infrastructure and urban mobility. This can’t be achieved without strengthening buses. GoI is also encouraging cities / states to introduce electric buses to curb the carbon emission. In view of the same, the government has extended funding to 11 cities to procure 390 electric buses under FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles India) Scheme. All electric bus technologies are in development phase. There is need to explore the feasibility of different technologies, i.e. overnight charging, opportunity charging and battery swapping with respect to the local conditions of the cities.

GoI is also giving equal focus on introduction of technology innovation in bus transport. There is a lot of potential for technological developments in bus transportation, especially with connected buses and mobile technology. The operator shall implement ITS (intelligent transport system) with planning and scheduling, depot management, vehicle tracking and big data tools. As cities are looking to introduce electric buses, it is a pre-requisite to install ITS system before the procurement of electric buses for better management. The seminar will focus on two key themes – Electric Mobility and Technology Innovation.

Key Objectives

The objective of the seminar is to bring the importance of bus based public transport system to the fore, to deliberate on ways of making buses available to every resident of the city with participation of experts from around the world and the country who may share their knowledge and expertise in the following broad areas while giving everyone the opportunity to take back valuable learning.  

  • Policy framework of PT bus system
  • New technology innovation for bus transport
  • New bus technologies including electric etc.
  • Electric bus technology – Key evaluation parameters


Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Limited (DIMTS) – an equal equity JV of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) and the IDFC Foundation along with UITP are organizing the event in Delhi and cordially invite the delegates to the “3rd UITP INDIA BUS SEMINAR - E-mobility & Technology Innovation”. DIMTS is delighted to be the local host for this event. The Bus Conference is expected to be a forum for sharing ideas & views on addressing challenges around increasing Bus ridership towards reducing traffic congestion and enhancing quality of life. 





Day 1 – 11 May 2018 (Friday)

09:15 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:45

Opening Session: Inauguration

  • Welcome Address: M Ramsekhar, Managing Director and CEO, DIMTS Limited
  • Address by: Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, UITP Brussels
  • Special Address by: Shri Kailash Gahlot, Hon’ble Minister of Transport, Government of NCT of Delhi
  • Keynote Address: Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi
  • Vote of Thanks: Jerome Pourbaix, Director of Regions, UITP Brussels

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break and Networking

11:00 – 12:00

Panel Discussion: Role of Technology to build Sustainable Bus Transport for Cities 

An efficient public transport system is a key pre-requisite for the sustained development of a city. It helps citizens to meet their travel needs in an economical, safe and energy efficient manner. However, cities in India have not invested adequately in developing good quality public transport systems. There is need to promote the bus transport in the cities with more investment and better contracting arrangement. The government of India is promoting the greater use of technology in Transport including electric mobility, e-ticketing, vehicle tracking and

Moderator: Jerome Pourbaix, Director of Regions, UITP Brussels


  • Anil Srivastava, IAS, Director General (DEMO) & Advisor (Infrastructure Connectivity), Niti Aayog 
  • Dr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
  • Varsha Joshi, IAS, Secretary and Transport Commissioner, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
  • Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, UITP Brussels
  • Prasanna Patwardhan, President, Bus Operator Confederation of India

12:00 – 13:00

Session II: An electric solution for urban bus networks - Global Case Studies

Government of India is targeting a fully electric fleet for public transport, including buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws under the second phase of FAME India scheme. Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) emphasised that public transport should be 100 percent electric, as it will help to reduce pollution to a great extent. The government has sanctioned 40 buses each to nine big cities (Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Mumbai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Indore and Kolkata), while Jammu and Guwahati received subsidy for 15 buses each. There is need to learn from international experience for the implementation of electric bus operation in India.

Chair: Ananda Rao, Executive Director, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU)


  • Implementation of Electric Buses in China – Key Lessons - Paul Bromley, Partner, Phoenix Business Consulting
  • Electrification of Public Transport – from Pilots to Rollout - Pihlatie Mikko, Research Team Leader, Project Manager, VTT Finland
  • Charging supporting infrastructure - Sajid Mubashir, Scientist, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology
  • Grid connectivity - Pankaj Batra, Office of Member (Planning), Central Electricity Authority
  • Deployment of Electric Buses in Indian Cities - Ankit Singhvi, President, Electric Mobility Alliance (EMA)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break and Networking

14:00 – 15:30

Session III: Technology Innovation for Bus Transport

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. Further, the city should adopt open data policy and mobility as a service (MaaS) to increase acceptability of public transport.

Chair: V. Ponnuraj, Managing Director, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)


  • iMove project in Europe - Guido Di Pasquale, Senior Manager, UITP Brussels
  • Emerging trends in Digital Fare Collection in India – Special focus on National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) and Unified Payment Interface (UPI) - Manish Kumar, Head - IT, DIMTS Limited
  • Transforming the Ticketing Process –Brijraj Vaghani, CEO, Ridlr
  • Role of Data Analytics - Luc van Wijngaarden, CEO, Zight B.V., the Netherland

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break and Networking

15:45 – 17:15

Session IV: Electric Bus Technology - Moving into Future

The initial capital requirement of electric bus project is high compared to conventional buses. Owing to lack of funds, the government is keen to invite private players to make investment in the project. Further, there are different technologies of electric buses available in the market. The companies are promoting different concept like overnight, fast charging and battery swapping technologies. The bus technology should suit the city profile and meet the operational requirement. The session will bring together cities which are implementing electric bus solution and manufacturers / operators who are offering these solutions.

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


  • Electric Bus Technology in India - Nishant Arya, Group Executive Director, JBM Group
  • Evolution  of Electric Bus momentum in India  - N Nagasatyam, Vice President - Business Development, Goldstone Infratech Limited
  • Ashok Leyland’s Electric Buses: Solutions for India-specific problems - S A Sundaresan, Vice President, EV and eMobility Solutions, Ashok Leyland Limited
  • Smart & Sustainable Public Transportation - Chinmay Pandit, Alternate Powertrain Solutions, KPIT Limited

17:15 – 17:30

Closing and Valedictory Session


Day II – 12 May 2018 (For registered members only)

10:00 – 10:30

Introduction – ISBT Kashmere Gate

10:30 – 11:30

Visit to Operations Control Centre





Registration to the Seminar on 3rd UITP INDIA BUS SEMINAR - Technology Innovation & Its impact 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 to Prakash, Consultant, UITP Bangalore. The last date for registration is April 30, 2018.

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

Register Online: https://efficy.uitp.org/efficy.dll/consult?entity=Publ&page=desktop/Consult&detail=DEFAULT&key=5494

Payment Procedure

  • All the domestic delegates can make the registration fee payment through DD drawn in favor of “Union International Des Transports Publics” 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 Bank Account Reference

Account Name:

Union International Des Transports Publics

Bank Name:                           

Syndicate Bank

Branch Address:

KSRTC Depot, K. H. Road, Bangalore 560027

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Terms and Conditions

  • Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your registration form.
  • Full payment must be made along with the registration or just after the registration but before April 30, 2018.
  • 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: 


1. Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi

19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001, India

Tel: +91 11 41196137  Fax: +91 11 41196126 

Email: naman.batra@shangrila.onmicrosoft.com

Web: http://www.shangri-la.com/www.shangri-la.com/newdelhi/

of buffet breakfast , one Major Meal and Wi-Fi per room per night.

Room Type



Deluxe Room

INR 8,750 + 28% GST

INR 9,750 + 28% GST

Inclusive of:

  • Complimentary Buffet breakfast at Coffee Shop and One Major Meal
  • Wifi 24 hours
  • Free access to Health Club facilities except Spa.
  • Family Plan: no additional charge for children under 12 years old when sharing room with parents.
  • Mileage credits with 27 international airlines worldwide (members only)
  • Invitation to join Shangri-La’s frequent guest recognition program.




Conference Hall

Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi

19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place,

New Delhi, 110 001, India

Tel: +91 11 4119 1919



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