Frameworks and Policy Applications in Freight and Passenger Transport
Comparative Perspectives on Transportation Security series
Edited by Joseph S. Szyliowicz, Luca Zamparini, Genserik L.L. Reniers and Dawna L. Rhoades
Chapter 17: Multimodal passenger transportation security in Indian cities
Multimodal passenger transport exists in many Indian cities due to the availability of multiple choice modes such as metro, bus, bus rapid transit (BRT), suburban rail, etc. Indian cities have largely road-systems except for a few cities such as Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc. which traditionally have been dependent on suburban rail. at present, many million-plus cities are adopting new modes such as Monorail (Delhi), BRT (Naya Raipur), rapid metro rail (Gurgaon), personal rapid transit (Amritsar), etc. to meet travel demand. However, all these new modes may be operationalized without proper integration with existing transport modes operated by various agencies. In this context, passenger security is an area of concern for planning agencies and operators alike. The National Urban Transport Policy 2006, formulated by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, has a broad objective to ensure safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable and sustainable access for the growing number of city residents to jobs, education, recreation and such other needs. One of the methods to achieve the objective is to establish quality focused multimodal public transport which needs to be well integrated to provide seamless travel across modes (Government of India, 2006).
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