This section covers the key trends and developments in the urban metro rail and bus rapid transit segments; current status of major projects; financings, and key issues and challenges.
Ministry of Urban Development, metro rail, BRT, network addition, policy, corridors, bidding, contracts awarded, approved, commissioned, signalling and telecommunication, fare collection, rolling stock

People First
Mumbai metro’s journey towards becoming a PfPPP

December 2017

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) develops international public-private partnership (PPP) standards for meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This provides project models, templates and legal practices that can be adopted and […]

Significant Headway
New projects on the anvil

August 2017

In the past one year, the urban metro rail segment has made significant headway. Among the key developments that have taken place recently are the formulation of a new metro rail policy and the approval […]

Optimistic Outlook
BRT projects pick up pace

August 2017

The urban bus rapid transit (BRT) segment has made good progress in the past year. As the segment looks to ramp up capacity, there is a growing demand for improved infrastructure and better technology. BRT […]

Parking Solutions
Adopting ITS for smarter urban parking

February 2017

Smart initiatives such as the adoption of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) offer considerable benefits for the urban parking segment. ITS solutions can be deployed to allow travellers to find parking slots through quicker and simpler […]

Optimising Performance
ITS solutions for bus system

February 2017

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) play a crucial role in the urban bus sector. They comprise applications such as traffic management systems, information and warning systems, as well as tracking systems installed in individual vehicles. These […]

Driving Demand

February 2017

An intelligent transportation system (ITS) is an integration of communication systems and information technologies designed primarily for improving safety, security and efficiency in transportation networks. It is an advanced system that will eventually dominate traditional […]

ETC Focus
FASTag deployment gains momentum

February 2017

In order to remove traffic bottlenecks at toll plazas and ensure the seamless movement of vehicles and the hassle-free collection of toll, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is in the process of […]

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