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UITP (International Association of Public Transport) signed an Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation). The signing ceremony was held at UITP Stand during UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2017 on 15 May 2017. The MoC was signed by Mr. Alain Flausch, Secretary General, UITP and Mr. K. Ravinder Naik, Managing Director, UPSRTC.
UPSRTC, a passenger road transport corporation of UP, operates in UP & neighbouring states (now including Kathmandu & Pokhara in Nepal) with a fleet of over 11,000 buses. UPSRTC in partnership with Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU) has implemented many ITS related solutions, which can be taken to other cities. The purpose of this MoC is to establish a cooperation and collaboration on matters of common interest between both the organisations.
Both parties share the common goal of:
(1) promoting excellence in the planning, operation and maintenance of urban and regional bus network system
(2) creating a supportive environment for their development and integration in cities
(i) Understanding international best practicesand excellence in bus operations and bus technology trends, including electric and hybrid buses
(ii) Developing evidence-based researchon the contribution of bus network to the achievement of a range of urban policies
(iii) Strengthening the provision of public availabledata and intelligence on bus system, urban infrastructureand services
(iv) Addressing allmobility policy, urbanization, organisaitonand public transport funding issues
(v)Mainstreaming bus networkin reflections of the future of the city and the future of mobility and to give a focus in international exchange
(vi) Facilitating gradually theexchange of good practice and developing capacity building initiativesto benefit stakeholders in relation to bus network planning, operation, maintenance and safety aspects