Initiated by IRU as part of its Smart Move Campaign, a new high-level group of leading Indian and international transport stakeholders was launched in New Delhi in 2015.
The objective and mandate is to establish a representative ad-hoc public-private High Level Group (HLG) of leading public and private stakeholders. Together they will work out a joint vision, as well as policy and business recommendations, and a short-, medium-, and long-term Action Plan (“road map”) on removing existing barriers and facilitating bus and coach transport and taxis in India, with the objective to increase substantially the number of users of collective passenger transport modes by 2030.
Smart urban mobility, including taxis
Indian cities are currently overwhelmed by a growing urban population, a massive motorisation and reduced share of public transport, thus leading to severe congestion on roads, deteriorating air quality and road fatalities. Collective passenger transport, including buses, coaches and taxis, is the closest complement, competitor, and substitute of the private car.
The work of the High Level Group on smart urban mobility will form part of a clear action plan on safe, green, affordable and sustainbale transport in India with clear policy recommendations on how to substantially increase the use of buses, coaches and taxis by 2030.
Intercity and long distance regular lines by bus and coach
Group tourism by coach