UITP Seminar on Doubling PT Share-Special focus on IT Solutions for Public Transport

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Public Transport plays a vital role in boosting economic growth by respecting environment, reducing congestion and providing mobility for everyone in ever-growing cities. Radical change towards less use of personalized vehicles like cars and two wheelers is the need of the hour without which cities will no longer be able to live, breathe and grow. According to WHO Report, 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India. If people are really to be convinced to move around sustainably, they have to be offered a wide range of comfortable and easily available mobility options that fit with their own lifestyle values.

Apart from improving service quality and increasing capacity for public transport, there is also a requirement of comprehensive review of the service portfolio and facilities. It is essential to adopt information technology in to the public transport system to enhance public transport ridership. 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 with the case in the 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.


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 has planned to setup “100 Smart Cities” which include Integrated Public Transport Plan.

The application of IT solutions for public transport are:

·         Scheduling, Planning and Integration of PT

·         Cashless Transaction including Electronic Ticketing, Automatic Fare Collection

·         Interoperable Fare Management

·         Fleet and Traffic Management

·         Dynamic Passenger Information System

·         Safety and Surveillance

·         Incident Management and Automatic Response System

·         Customer Services, Security and Safety

These are very crucial to be adopted in enhancing PT services. Technological innovations such as real-time travel information and on-line journey planners have made journeys by public transport smoother and easier.

Innovative public transport services that offer top-quality mobility option will help attract more passengers. Services that fit with people’s busy, modern lifestyles will make public transport the obvious transport choice. The success of public transport system would always depend on designing of best integration of all modes of public transport.


International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and Directorate of Urban land Transport (DULT) together organizing the event in Bangalore and cordially invite the delegates to the “UITP Seminar on Doubling PT Share –Special focus on IT Solutions for Public Transport” to be held in Bangalore, India on 7th May 2015.

Directorate of Urban land Transport, Bangalore is delighted to be the host for the event and utmost preparations for a successful and meaningful seminar are being made to ensure complete satisfaction of all the participants. The Seminar is planned to address various issues in this area and to share the best practices adopted, the initiatives as well as plans which are on the anvil in these areas across the globe and in India.


09:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 11:00

Opening Session: Inauguration


·   Opening Remarks: Shri DC Prakash, Head, UITP India Regional Office

·   Welcome Address: Smt. V. Manjula, IAS, Commissioner, DULT

·   Inauguration by: Shri Vinay Kumar Sorake, Honorable Minister for Urban Development, Govt. of Karnataka

·   Presided by: Shri Ramalinga Reddy, Honorable Minister for Transport, Govt. of Karnataka

·   Guests of Honor:

  • Shri D. Satya Murty, IAS, Add. Chief Secretary of Urban Development Department, Govt. of Karnataka
  • Dr. Ekroop Caur, IAS, Managing Director, BMTC and Chairperson, UITP India Board
  • Shri Tony Dufays, Director - Regional Offices and Services, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Brussels   

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break and Networking

11:30 – 13:00

Session-I: Smart City - Smart Transportation – How IT Can address the issues?


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. Government of India has planned to build 100 Smart Cities.  Transportation is an integral part of any smart city. 

Chair: D. Satya Murty, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka

Co-Chair: Tony Dufays, Director - Regional Offices and Services, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Brussels


  • ITS Master Plan for Bangalore –An Overview

V. Manjula, IAS, Commissioner, DULT, GOK, Bangalore

  • Smart transportation – need for an integrated and future ready approach

Anup Sable, Executive Sr. VP-Automotive & Engineering, KPIT, Pune

  • Intelligent Transportation for Smart cities

Bhagwant Kishore Jangra, Business Head - Transport & Mobility, GMV Innovating Solutions, New Delhi

Question and Answers

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break and Networking

14:00 – 15:30

Session-II:  Role of IT in Scheduling, Planning and Integration of PT System


Today, IT plays a key role in planning and scheduling of services. Further, it is important to build integrated public transport system for better utilization of resources. 

ChairRajender Kumar Kataria, Managing Director, KSRTC, Bangalore


  • Integrated Transport Management Systems

Bill Delaney, Managing Director, Trapeze Asia-Pacific, Australia

  • Fraud in Public Transportation: Available technology to help PTx2

Guliz Ozturk, International Marketing Manager, Kentkart Eye Electronic, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Smart Transportation with Vehicle Health Monitoring and Driver Behaviour Management

Eyad Tayeb, Managing Director, INIT, Dubai & Vice Chair, IT MENA Board 

  • Role of Transport Planning Software & Analytics tool  – Route Planning & Optimization

Shakti Goel, Sr. VP (IT) and Samir Sharma, VP(TP), DIMTS Limited, Delhi

Question and Answers

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break and Networking

16:00 – 17:30

Session-III:  IT Solutions implementation – Case Studies


Information Technology is playing a growing role in public transport for both the operators and commuters. The key components are real-time vehicle tracking, integrated ticketing, information on routes, fares and timetables, journey planner etc. 

Chair: Dr. Ekroop Caur, Managing Director, BMTC, Bangalore


  • Intelligent Transport Enterprise: Integrated Planning 

David Moszkowicz, Managing Director, Lumiplan ITS India, Bangalore

  • IT solutions in BEST: Case study and Experience  

Victor Nagaonkar, OSD, BEST, Mumbai

  • IT Initiatives in enhancing service level at Delhi Metro  

D. K. Sinha, General Manager (Signal and Telecomm), DMRCL, New Delhi

  • ITS Solutions for Transport

Swaminathan. K, Vice-President (Business & IT Solutions), Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore

Question and Answers

17:30 – 18:00

Closing Session: Closing Remarks and Wrap-up

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Registration to the Seminar on UITP Seminar on Doubling PT Share –Special focus 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, Head, UITP India Regional Office, Bangalore. The last date for registration is 28th April 2015.

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 4000

INR 6000

Foreign Delegates

250 Euros

400 Euros

Download the Registration Form

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 Bangalore.
  • All bank charges are to be borne by the delegates.
  • The registration fee payment by the 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

Practical information: 

Terms and Conditions

  • Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your registration form.
  • Deadline for registration is 20th April 2015. After 20th April 2015 delegates will have to register on the spot.
  • Full payment must be made along with the registration or just after the registration but before 20th May 2015.
  • 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.

Event Venue:

business hotel in Bangalore

“The Chancery”, The Atria Hotel

#1, Palace Road,

Bangalore 560 001

Tel: +91 80 2220 5205


Contact Office:

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, E-mail:prakash@uitp.org 




Local Host:

DULT Bangalore


Gold Sponsor:

Trapeze Group

  KPIT Technologies