Improving BMTC Planning and Operations

The Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) conducted a joint workshop to discuss the research conducted by CiSTUP faculty and their partners to improve BMTC planning and operations.

CiSTUP faculty presented 10 different BMTC-centric research projects that covered the following topics:
  • Bus operations optimization such as bus bunching control
  • Ridership and revenue forecasting
  • Bus priority lane evaluation
  • Electric bus fleet planning
  • First- and last-mile service improvement
  • Heavy vehicle simulator-based safety research

After the presentations and the release of CiSTUP’s BMTC-centric research booklet, a lively discussion followed with an active involvement of BMTC officials, which resulted in identification of action points for future collaboration.

Release of CiSTUP Research for Improving BMTC Planning and Operations – A Booklet of Abstracts (from left Prof. Tarun Rambha, CiSTUP, IISc, Ms. Snehal R, IAS, Director IT, BMTC, Prof. Abdul Pinjari, Chair CiSTUP, IISc, Mrs. Sathyavathi, IAS, Managing Director, BMTC, Ms. Kala Krishnaswamy, IPS, Director Security & Vigilance, BMTC, Prof. Rajesh Sundaresan, EECS, IISc.).
The booklet is available for download here