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IMRT, in association with IUT, New Delhi & LTA Academy, Singapore offers
REFRESHER COURSE ON INTEGRATED URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING

Objectives

The programme would aim at enabling the participants
  • Understand the complexities of urban transport problems and possible context-sensitive solutions.
  • Make analysis for alternative options for transport solutions for a city or its part.
  • Recognize the need for integrated mobility planning, its operation and management.
  • Use lessons learned from Indian cities and Singapore for better decision making.

Themes

  • Analyzing the core issues for good management of a city
  • Integration of Transport Planning and Land Use Planning- Transit Oriented Development: Legal & Operational issues
  • Evaluating the Options for Transport solutions for a city
  • Public Transport & Complimentary Services: First & Last Mile connectivity, Pedestrian facilities, Public Bicycles, Public Parking, Common Ticketing
  • Social & Environmental Issues: Accessible Transport Systems, Environmental issues
  • Financing & PPP: Sources of financing- Government Budget, Market Borrowings, User charges, Innovative sources
  • Governance Issues: Institutional Framework for UT Planning & Management, Application of IT Systems

Methodology

The Course will be of 3 weeks duration, of which the first two weeks would be at the current work place of the participants. The third week would have two parts, one in Delhi (3 days) and the other in Singapore (3 days).

The course aims at preparation of a city specific project report by the respective participants pertaining to the city which falls in the domain of their current assignment.If two participants are from the same city, then they would prepare separate reports, but covering different aspects, in mutual consultation, to ensure that their reports are complimentary.
During the first two weeks, participants would be collecting, through self-study, information on a corridor of NCT assigned to them by the Course Director. The information would come from published materials and from the relevant web portals. Participants would also be expected to remain in touch with the Resource Persons through email etc., as per mutual convenience, for clarification of doubts. At the commencement of the programme of the 3rd week in Delhi, in Session 1, each participant would present an outline of his proposed Study Report. After listening to each other and to the Course Coordinators, participants would modify the profile of their respective proposed Study Report suitably.


The remaining sessionswould be undertaken through the following methodologies:
  • Lectures by Experts including Field Professionals.
  • Field visits in Delhi and Singapore.

To facilitate focused engagement with the programme, the Programme would be based on examination of defined transit corridors in Delhi (NCT), such as Gandhi Nagar to Chila (10kms), ISBT Kashmere Gate to Dilshad Garden (8kms), Gokulpuri to Karkari More(8 kms) , Mukundpur to Kondli (26kms), Badarpur to Airport(25 kms) and Dhaula Kaun to Chhawla (20.3 kms).

The sessions in the 3rd week in Delhi and Singapore would be conducted mainly through case studies, with only a small part of the session dedicated to theoretical aspects.
Participants would be expected to take initiative to gather information from experts and stakeholders/ commuters, to augment/ validate the inputs received from the course coordinators & invited experts. Participants would be expected to work on their respective Study Reports every day, so that by the end of the Singapore visit, their reports are ready in a semi-final form along with a Power Point Presentation (PPT), which they would present on Day 7 in an Open House before the Course Coordinators, Fellow Participants and invited Experts. Accordingly, participants should bring their personal laptops along. Based on the knowledge and experience gained during this Programme, Participants would prepare their respective reports within 7 days of the conclusion of the Programme and submit to their sponsoring organizations.
The best study report would be awarded a prize and a certificate by the IMRT.
IMRT expects the sponsoring organizations to take the Study Report of their sponsored candidates to the logical end by way of a presentation to select group of decision makers.


Objectives of Field Visits in Delhi & Singapore

  • To validate the information collected in respect of chosen/ assigned corridors and in respect of city being visited.
  • To experience the integrated multimodal urban transport.
  • To learn successful implementation of land use and transport plans, programmes and projects.
  • To understand application of ITS in mobility management.

Profile of Participants

  • Officers handling design, analysis and approval of the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) and Feasibility Reports for mass transport systems such as metro & mono rail, BRTS and other mass transit projects.
  • Officers at senior and middle levels in other public transport systems such as Bus based, Tramways, waterways, etc.
  • Transport Planners and City Planners.
  • Municipal Authorities, Development Authorities.
  • Regional, Metropolitan and District Planning & Development Bodies.
  • Officers working with Metro Rail Companies and SRTCs/ SPVs for MRTS.
  • Consultants and Researchers in Urban Transport.

Programme Venue

The programme would be conducted in Delhi and Singapore, as follows:
In India: Institute of Urban Transport (India), Anand Vihar Metro Station, Delhi.
In Singapore: The Land & Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore.

Resource Persons(Tenative List)

1) Dr. Sudhir Krishna                                                        
Former Secretary (Urban Development)
Government of India
2) Dr. OP Agarwal                                                              
Director General
Institute of Urban Transport (India), New Delhi
3) Shri Gyan Prakash                                                         
Director General
Institute of Metro & Rail Technology, India
4) Prof. HM Shivanadaswamy *                                       
Director, Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport
CEPT, Ahmadabad
5) Shri NVS Reddy, IRAS                                                    
Managing Director
Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd.
6) Shri Puneet Goel, IAS                                                    
Former Commissioner and Secretary, Transport
GNCTD
7) Shri SK Lohia, IRTS                                                         
Executive Director, Railway Board
Ministry of Railways
8) Shri M Ramsekhar                                                         
Joint CEO & ED
Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.
9) Dr. Anvita Arora *
Director and CEO, Innovative Transport Solutions (iTrans),
TBIU, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
10) From LTA *
* => To be confirmed.
Logistics in-charge:
Shri Binoy Aravindakshan                                                   binoy.a@imrtindia.edu.in
Head Operations, IMRT -Secunderabad

Course Fee

The Course Fee would be Rs. 120000 + 12.36% Service Tax and be payable in advance to the IMRT, by way of crossed Demand Draft payable at Secunderabad or Hyderabad. This would include all expenses towards the following:
  • Field visits in Delhi and in Singapore.
  • Travel to & fro the airport in Singapore.
  • Local Board & Lodge in Singapore
  • Day Lunch, Tea & Snacks in Delhi on Day 1, 2, & 3.
The sponsoring organizations are expected to meet the following expenses in addition to the course fee:
  • Travel expenses, including Visa costs & to & fro Delhi and Singapore.
  • Local Board & Lodge, & Local Transport in Delhi, other than Day Lunch, Tea & Snacks in Delhi on Day 1, 2, 3 & 7.

Families

The programme schedule being very tight, participants are advised to consider the pros and cons of bringing their family along carefully. Any additional cost on that score would have to be met by the participants. Subject to that, IMRT would have no objection to this issue.


Programme Schedule

The Programme would be of 7 day duration, preceded by Day-0, on which day the participants could firm up their visa and travel tickets etc., as required. Day-wise details are as follows: Part-I: In India (16 to 18March, 2015)
  Schedule of Activity Resource Persons (Tentative)
Day 0 Participants arrive in Delhi and settle their travel documents. 1000 Hours
Day 1

Session 1: Inauguration (0930 to 1100)

  • Explanation of the Programme Objectives & Methodologies
  • Participants to share their expectations from the Programme
Sudhir Krishna/ OP Agarwal/ Gyan Prakash
 

Session 2 (1130 to 1300)
Issues for City Management- Group exercise

  • Core issues for good management of a city
  • Mobility
  • Safety, Security
  • Housing
  • etc.
Sudhir Krishna/ OP Agarwal/ Gyan Prakash
 

Session 3 (1400 to 1530)
Transit Oriented Planning & Development of a City

  • Integration of Transport Planning and Land Use Planning
  • Transit Oriented Development: Legal & Operational issues
  • Case Study of Ahmadabad
HM Shivananda Swamy
 

Session 4 (1600 to 1730)
Evaluating the Options for Transport solutions for a city

  • Metro Rail
  • Mono Rail & other LRT systems (Tramways etc.)
  • Bus based systems (BRTS etc.)
  • Case Study of a transit Corridor in NCT
Puneet Goyal/ Anvita Arora
Day 2

Session 1 (0930 to 1100)
Public Transport & Complimentary Services:

  • First & Last Mile connectivity
  • Pedestrian facilities
  • Public Bicycles
  • Public Parking
  • Common Ticketing
  • Intelligent Transport Management Systems
  • Case Study of Naya Raipur
SK Lohia
 

Session 2 (1130 to 1500)

Visit to DMRC Simulation Centre to study the real life (simulation)
Sudhir Krishna/ Gyan Prakash
 

Session 3 (1530 to 1730)
Social & Environmental Issues:

  • Accessible Transport Systems
  • Environmental issues 
  • Case Study of NCT
Geetam Tiwari
Day 3

Session 1 (0930 to 1100)
Financing & PPP:

  • Sources of financing- Government Budget, Market Borrowings, User charges, Innovative sources
  • PPP- Framework, Documentation
  • Case Study of Hyderabad Metro
NVS Reddy
 

Session 2 (1130 to 1300)
Governance Issues:

  • Institutional Framework for UT Planning & Management
  • Application of IT Systems
  • Case Study of Delhi

OP Agarwal/

M Ramsekhar
 

Session 3 (1400 to 1730)

Participants to present framework for their respective Study Reports & seek feedback from the house
Sudhir Krishna/ OP Agarwal/ Gyan Prakash
 

Departure for Singapore @ 2300 by AI-380 (Non Stop, Travel time 5 hr 50 min).

Arrival @ Singapore the next day @ 0720 hrs

Part-II: In Singapore (19 to 21March, 2015)

  Schedule of Activity Resource Persons (Tentative)
Day 4

Session 1 (1100 to 1300)
Presentation by LTA on-

  • Integrated Transport System of Singapore
  • Integration of Transport Planning with Land Use Planning (TOD)
LTA, S’pore
 

Session 2 (1400 to 1700)

  • Visit to the different modes of transport systems, Integrated Transport Stations, Parking Systems, TOD
LTA, S’pore
Day 5 Preparation of Individual Reports by the Participants  
Day 6

0930 - 1300

  • Presentation of Individual Reports by the Participants to the House, in the presence of the Course Coordinators and invited Experts.
A/N: Return journey
Sudhir Krishna/ Gyan Prakash/ Invited Experts

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