Surat gets Best City Bus Services Award of Government of India for attracting 87% of private vehicles and auto rickshaw users

 

Surat Municipal Corporation has been chosen for the ‘Best City Bus Services Award’ by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for succeeding in attracting 87% of the private vehicle and auto rickshaw users to use city buses. Mysuru’s Public Bicycle Sharing has won the ‘Best Non-Motorised Transport’ Award while Kochi (Kerala) has been chosen for the ‘Best Urban Transport Initiative’ Award for completing its Metro Rail Project in a quick time besides integrating the metro with other modes of transport.

The Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’ were announced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on the concluding day of the three day Urban Mobility Conference –cum-Exhibition at Hyderabad.

H-TRIMS of Hyderabad, the Traffic Integraged Management initiative has been chosen for the ‘Commendable Initiative Award’ under ‘Best Intelligent Transport Project’ category. Chittor has been chosen for the ‘Commendable Initiative Award’ for the city police’s initiative for improving road safety.

Other Award Winners are:

Madhya Pradesh: Commendable Urban Mass Transit Initiative for implementing Cluster Based Bus Transit System

Bhopal: Commendable Initiative for introducing Public Bicycle Sharing

Noida and Greater Noida: Commendable City Bus Service Project initiative

Andaman: Commendable Initiative for introducing Special Bus Services for women

Lucknow Metro Rail Project: Commendable Urban Mass Transit Initiative

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announces these awards to promote Best Practices in Urban Transport and are presented at the annual Urban Mobility India Conference.