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A MODEL SCHOOL BUS SERVICE FOR CITY SCHOOLS INDRANI MALKANI TEL: 022-23640113 INDRANI MALKANI TEL: 022-23640113 CELL: 9821338264 CELL: 9821338264 E-MAIL:

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1 A MODEL SCHOOL BUS SERVICE FOR CITY SCHOOLS INDRANI MALKANI TEL: INDRANI MALKANI TEL: CELL: CELL: st October 2007

2 MISSION STATEMENT There is an urgent need to secure an orderly, safe, and an efficient transportation system for our school children. This is particularly relevant for schools located in congested areas and with limited road access.

3 A CASE STUDY The Cathedral and John Connon School

4 LOCATION OF CATHEDRAL SCHOOLS FORT – Business district MALABAR HILL – Residential area

5 SITUATION AS EARLIER EXISTED FORT - Chaos and congestion, further compounded by three adjacent schools. MALABAR HILL – Congestion and noise pollution in a residential area. Obstruction for residents using the approach roads to the school. Hindrance to a free flow of traffic in both areas due to indiscriminate parking and the high volume of cars involved.

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8 THE BUS SERVICE AS IT EARLIER EXISTED 11 buses taking 450 out of a total of 1900 children, i.e. 24 percent of the student body.

9 EXTRAORDINARY PROBLEMS NEED EXTRAORDINARY SOLUTIONS A Bold Decision – All children should avail of the Bus Service of the School.

10 OUTCOME OF THE BOLD DECISION Assuming that 1 car brings a minimum of 1 child and a maximum of 4 children, 2 cars would therefore bring 5 children. 2 cars would therefore bring 5 children. An average of 2.5 children (Statistically!!) would arrive per car. Since 1789 children arrive by bus, it is reasonable to state that 716 cars have been kept off the streets approaching the schools twice a day, every school day.

11 EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF PARKING SPACE 1 Bus utilizes sq. mtrs. Bus carries a minimum of 45 children. 1 Motorcar utilizes sq. mtrs. In the space occupied buy a bus, 2.05 cars can park. Hence only 5 children can be evacuated as against 45 children by a bus, i.e. 900% efficient utilization of scarce parking space, “by taking the bus.”

12 SOME PERTINENT FACTS  94.15% of the student body take the bus. This high percentage reflects the ready acceptance of the bus service.  Those not on the bus, are children who walk to school, use public road transport or trains, and those falling outside the bus service coverage.  The average time of the departure of buses from the 4 schools is 12 minutes, all without blowing of horns.

13  The bus routes are programmed so that the children spend a minimum time on the bus. The min/max rides are between 25 minutes (School - Cuffe Parade) and 65 minutes (School - Carter Road) The min/max rides are between 25 minutes (School - Cuffe Parade) and 65 minutes (School - Carter Road)  During the monsoon season just ended, not a single school day was missed due to rain or flooding of roads (much to the disgust of the children!!).

14 WORKING TOGETHER  School Authorities  Traffic Police  Citizen Groups

15 PRACTICAL APPLICABILITY  Resources available with the Schools.  Resources available with Bus Operators.  Common Standard Agreement.  Role of the School.  Software Application. (A separate presentation of this will follow.)

16 SOCIAL BENEFITS 1.Reduces traffic congestion thereby making it possible to achieve free flowing vehicular traffic around the schools. 2.Reduces noise and air pollution for students, residents and the general public in areas around the schools. 3.Children from a young age learn to use a form of public transport, a habit which hopefully, will stay with them for later years.

17 4.Children of various social backgrounds (ethnic and financial) come together in a common conveyance. 5.Fosters closeness and good fellowship. 6.Inculcates a sense of adhering to fixed times thereby teaching Time Management. 7.Teachers can also avail of the Bus Service. 8.A sense of participation and inclusiveness.

18 Transport Software Package A Comprehensive Transport Management system

19 Transport Software Modules Student Administration ModuleStudent Administration Module Each Student’s Information i.e. Name, Std, Div., Phone No, Routes, Morning Stop, Afternoon Stop, Opted for (Both ways or Cross Route or Single Route), Attendant Information, Contact Received Information, Transfer Status.Each Student’s Information i.e. Name, Std, Div., Phone No, Routes, Morning Stop, Afternoon Stop, Opted for (Both ways or Cross Route or Single Route), Attendant Information, Contact Received Information, Transfer Status.

20 Transport Software Modules Fees Administration ModuleFees Administration Module Fees Information – is stored Quarter-Half Yearly. The fields are Slip no, Cheque No, Cheque Date, Bounce Status, Bank Name, also Transporters Name, Routes and std and division displayed.Fees Information – is stored Quarter-Half Yearly. The fields are Slip no, Cheque No, Cheque Date, Bounce Status, Bank Name, also Transporters Name, Routes and std and division displayed.

21 Transport Software Modules Route AdministrationRoute Administration Adding, Modifying & Deleting Routes.Adding, Modifying & Deleting Routes. Adding Modifying & Deleting - Morning & Afternoon Stops for Routes.Adding Modifying & Deleting - Morning & Afternoon Stops for Routes.

22 Transport Software Reports Student Info Report (Name, Address, Phone, Route, Morning & Afternoon Stops and Attendant Information – Std-Div Wise).Student Info Report (Name, Address, Phone, Route, Morning & Afternoon Stops and Attendant Information – Std-Div Wise). Route Report (Name, Address, Phone, Route, Morning & Afternoon Stops etc---Route Wise Report).Route Report (Name, Address, Phone, Route, Morning & Afternoon Stops etc---Route Wise Report). Morning Stops Report (Std-div wise, route wise).Morning Stops Report (Std-div wise, route wise).

23 Afternoon Stops Report (Std-div wise, route wise).Afternoon Stops Report (Std-div wise, route wise). Fees Info (Report on fees, slip no, Cheque no, Cheque date, bounced Cheques).Fees Info (Report on fees, slip no, Cheque no, Cheque date, bounced Cheques). Outstanding Fees Report.Outstanding Fees Report. Field Trips Report.Field Trips Report. Contract Received Report.Contract Received Report.

24 Transport Software The software is very comprehensive and allows a school to handle the school database as well as bus fees transactions, in addition to maintaining details of routes for the children.The software is very comprehensive and allows a school to handle the school database as well as bus fees transactions, in addition to maintaining details of routes for the children.

25 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to personally thank and acknowledge the support and encouragement received from Mrs. Meera Isaacs, Principal, Cathedral & John Connon School, Former DCP – Traffic Mr. Himanshu Roy, his successors and Jt.CPs Mr. Vaidya & Mr. Satish Mathur.

26 Special Thanks are due for the initiatives taken and support given by Jt.CP Mr. Vijay Kamble, DCP – Traffic Mr. S.S. Solunke and his entire team. To WIAA and to Mr. Nitin Dossa, thanks for their offer to impart training for safe driving skills to the bus drivers. To Mr. Anand Chawla for developing the software application.

27 To EAGA Energy India Pvt. Ltd. For providing the Vehicular Tracking Syatem, Maps and allied technology. Finally, I must acknowledge the support and inputs of my son Rudreshwar and husband Ashok.

28 “Let’s get the children on the Bus” THANK YOU INDRANI MALKANI CELL: st October 2007


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