On November 6, 2017, Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announced ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’ Award on the concluding day of the three day Urban Mobility Conference –cum-Exhibition at Hyderabad.
Winners of ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’ Awards:
Surat Municipal Corporation has won ‘Best City Bus Services Award’ for attracting 87% of the private vehicle and auto rickshaw users to use city buses. This feat was accomplished with Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) which was made operational in 2014. BRTS in Surat currently operates 275 buses on 28 routes.
- Mysuru’s ‘Public Bicycle Sharing’ has been chosen for ‘Best Non-Motorised Transport’ Award. Public Bicycle Sharing was introduced in Mysuru in June 2017 with 425 bicycles and 45 docking stations. This setup currently has more than registered 6400 members.
- For completing its Metro Rail Project in a quick time and integrating the metro with other modes of transport, Kochi (Kerala) has been chosen for the ‘Best City in Urban Transport Initiative’ Award.
- Hyderabad’s Traffic Integrated Management System (H-TRIMS) has won ‘Commendable Initiative Award’ under ‘Best Intelligent Transport Project’ category. H-TRIMS was introduced in 2012 to provide round the clock, no break in service signalling at all the 221 traffic junctions. It has brought down waiting time at traffic junctions by over 33%.
- Chittor in Andhra Pradesh has been chosen for the ‘Commendable Initiative Award’ for the city police’s initiative for improving road safety. Under this initiative Community Police Officers and students are roped in for spreading awareness about road accidents and outlining preventive measures.
Other Winners of ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’ Awards:
|Winner – City/State/Entity||Category|
|Madhya Pradesh||Commendable Urban Mass Transit Initiative for implementing Cluster Based Bus Transit System|
|Bhopal||Commendable Initiative for introducing Public Bicycle Sharing|
|Andaman||Commendable Initiative for introducing Special Bus Services for women|
|Noida and Greater Noida||Commendable City Bus Service Project initiative|
|Lucknow Metro Rail Project||Commendable Urban Mass Transit Initiative|