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A blog post by Muralidhar Rao - 13 March, 2014   My essential takeaways from "ConnectKaro" (workshop co-hosted by Embarq India, and World Resource Institute's centre for sustainable transport in India, in collaboration with DULT, on the 10th & 11th March):   A) The talk by Mr J P Gupta, IAS, Commissioner for Transport, Govt of Gujarat, in the opening session, was the highlight of the event as far as I was concerned. He stated that the biggest problem facing the bus transport servivces sector was the messed up licensing and regulatory regime prevailing in the country. Elaborating further, he stated that over 80% of the buses operated by the private players (almost across the country) are licensed as "contract carriages", whereas they operate as "stage carriages" in open violation of the relevant rules. And, it is not as if the government operators can meet the demand if the private players are not there. Very clearly,... Read More
Press Release - Bangalore, 10 March, 2014   EMBARQ India's two day annual conference, is taking place in Bangalore on March 10 and 11.   The second edition of CONNECTKaro, got off to an exciting start today. Held at the ITC Gardenia, CONNECTKaro, is EMBARQ India’s annual conference on sustainable transportation. This edition of CONNECTKaro is being organised in association with the Directorate of Urban Land Transportation (DULT), Government of Karnataka. Day one was attended by over 200 people and many more joined the sessions online.   Madhav Pai, Director of EMBARQ India began the opening session on “Sustainable Transport Trends & Opportunities for Indian Cities” by laying out the framework for the broad focus areas of CONNECTKaro. These were: sustainable bus transport, transit oriented development, road safety, active commuting and living and leveraging private sector capacity. Mr Pai said that the challenge in India, with its burgeoning urban... Read More