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Urban Transport Initiatives Recognized with Award of Excellence.

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Union Ministry of Urban Development has given Awards of Excellence to 8 cities in 5 states and 1 Union Territory for their initiatives to promote Public Transport, Non-Motorized Transport and Road Safety.

State 1: Gujarat: Surat, Gandhinagar and Rajkot
State 2: Madhya Pradesh: Indore and Jabablpur
State 3: Karnataka: Dharwar
State 4: Haryana: Karnal
State 5: Sikkim: Gangtok
Union Territory: Chandigarh

These Awards will be presented by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Planning and Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri Rao Inderjit Singh on 11 november 2016 in the Urban Mobility Conference in Gandhinagar.

Urban Mobility Conference :

Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu inaugurate the Urban Mobility India conference at Gandhinagar in Gujarat o November 8, 2016,

  • Theme: ‘Planning Mobility for City’s sustainability’.Urban Mobility Conference
  • The conference was jointly organized  by Ministry of Urban Development and Gujarat Government  at Mahatma Mandir.


Best Mass Urban Transport’ category

Surat’s Integrated Mass Transit System with focus on bus transport is identified best. [Surat, Gujarat]

  • Initiative ensures long term availability of rapid mobility and high accessibility to bus through Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) as a part of Integrated Multi-modal System with phased introduction of 875 buses

Commendable Initiative Award

The short term Mass Transit Solution for Simhastha, 2016 of Indore is recognized as commendale initiative. [Indore , MP]

  • Atal Indore City Transport Services Limited offered public transit service in Ujjain during Simhastha Mela-2016, attended by about 75 million devotees

‘Commendable’ initiatives towards promotion of Non-Motorised Transport

G-Bike’ of Gandhinagar (Gujarat) and ‘Sanjhi Cycle’ of Karnal (Haryana) both a cycle sharing initiative.

  • ‘G-Bike’ initiative of Gandhinagar was launched in March 2016. 100 cycles made available at 11 cycles stands for cycles sharing between 6.00 am and 10.00 pm. More than 700 users gain benefit from this every day. This scheme is spread across the city with 400 cycles. Users are allowed free use of cycles for four hours.
  • Karnal’s ‘Sanjhi Cycle’ initiative was launched as a pilot Non-Motorised Transport initiative in June 2016 as a PPP project for cycle sharing. It is a joint initiative of Karnal Municipal Corporation and Karnal Police.

‘City Bus Service’ Category Best Award

Dharwad-Hubli service in Karnataka

The North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation introduced city bus service connecting Dharwad-Hubli besides connecting economic nodes.

‘City Bus Service’ category ‘Commendable Initiative’

Rajkot Municipal Corporation of Gujarat started the service in 2013 with a fleet of 30 buses

Commendable Initiatives under Intelligent Transport System (ITS) category

Integrated Depot Management System (IDMS) of Gangtok, Sikkim and ‘J-Card’ of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Commendable Initiative’ towards improving Road Safety

‘4 E’ initiative of Education, Enforcement, Engineering Changes and Emergency care training of Chandigarh.

Initiative aims to prevent road traffic crashes and minimize injuries besides setting up a Road Safety Fund for generating awareness.