Current public transport scenario in India

In this paper an attempt is made to study the profile of the bus operations in India with special emphasis on State Transport Undertakings. There is a need to review the regulatory aspects to promote the public transport sector. The paper mainly focuses on passenger demand, intelligent transport systems, accident scenario, creation of infrastructure including multi modal transit hubs, financing of rolling stock, reducing the tax burden and autonomy in fare fixation, need for public partnership, operational and financial performance of STUs with special focus on urban transport and strategies for improving the performance of these organizations in the future.

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