According to sources the Union Urban Ministry has chosen Surat Municipal Corporation for the ‘Best City Bus Services Award for its success in attracting 87% of the private vehicle and auto rickshaw users to use city buses. Meanwhile according to a release, Surat implemented single ticketing system, integration of city buses with feeder systems and Intelligent Transit Management.
The release reads "With 95% of arrivals and departures on time, 87 per cent of those using private vehicles and auto rickshaws have now shifted to city buses minimizing environmental and social adversity issues”. Meanwhile the ministry on Monday announced awards for ‘Best Urban Transport Practices' during the Urban Mobility Conference cum Exhibition here.
Mysuru's public bicycle sharing has won the ‘Best
Non-Motorized Transport' award. Moreover the ministry
also has chosen H-TRIMS of Hyderabad, for the Traffic Integrated Management
initiative, commendable initiative award under ‘Best Intelligent Transport
Project' category and Chittor for the commendable initiative award for the city
police's initiative for improving road safety.