Presentation on theme: "Ashwin Mahesh IIM Bangalore Mobility in Bangalore: The journey so far, and the road ahead."— Presentation transcript:
Ashwin Mahesh IIM Bangalore Mobility in Bangalore: The journey so far, and the road ahead
A program of continuous improvement A new space for many more stakeholders Enabling knowledge-based changes
A growing urban area 8 million people in BBMP, with continuing migration linked to new jobs and opportunities. About 150,000 people move into the city each year.
Set within an even larger region of growth! Another 2-3 million in larger metropolitan region. Growth rates outside BBMP are even higher, in some directions. Plenty of unorganised development, which needs to be streamlined.
Central Government - Urban Development - Housing - Foreign investment - Environment - Transport
State Government - Urban Development - Transport - Traffic Police - Emergency - Planning - Utilities - Housing (regulation, schemes) - BMTC - Metro (with Centre)
Municipality - Road, footpaths, drains - Utilities - Building bye laws - Point of contact for citizens
So, where do we begin?
a regional view identify who should do what must begin now must have the force of law must deliver value to citizens must measure progress regularly
MPC for Bangalore / BMRG Bill ØRoads, Traffic and Transportation ØPublic Safety and Security ØUrban Poverty Alleviation ØHeritage ØWater and Sanitation ØThe Urban Environment ØEducation ØPublic Health ØPower ØHousing ØTourism ØFinancing Bangalore
PlanBengaluru Transportation -Strengthen public transport services and infrastructure -Apply technology to improve management, as well as planning -Maximise use of existing infrastructure; new projects can wait -Create an independent focus on NMT – pedestrians, bicyclists -Tighten zoning, building-bye laws, and design of public spaces
The journey so far
Tele-density from mobile tower network
GPS units on city buses, other vehicles
Police traffic cameras at junctions
Integrated view of live traffic conditions
Accessible through SMS
Violation reports through SMS
Plenty of real-world learning and fun!
Asset management Cameras, signals, modems monitored 24x7 Downtime leads to automatic SMS alert to crews Resolution time monitored for performance Escalation matrix for unresolved issues
Mapping accident hot-spots
Bangalore Transport Information System
India’s first Traffic Management Centre
Direction-based bus services along with significant fleet expansion
Revenue and kilometers
Coming …. Branded feeders
Junction elimination instead of road widening
Ducting utilities on 14 arterial roads
A dedicated budget for footpaths
Metro-Zone footpaths – 30km this year
The road untraveled
Indifference to pedestrians
A standard design for all infrastructure
Work-zone management, please?
Very slow construction
Can we create public squares?
Transit Centres – Location, Design
Lack of continuous data collection
Bicycling – beyond enthusiasm?
Can we put a proper price on use of public spaces?
What’s the best use of our funds?
1.Higher property taxes 2.Development rights in ‘zone of benefit’ 3.Congestion pricing on private modes 4.Fuel taxes on private transport vehicles 5.Carbon credits, in some cases Indirect revenue sources
Town planning – miles to go
… jobs here homes here … Housing disconnected from jobs
Need a ‘regional’ view of mobility Bangalore Commuter Rail, praja.in
Techno-managerial interventions are ongoing Participation by institutional and other stakeholders is rising Policy framework and support is weak Integration with urban development is missing Summary