Evaluation of Multimodal Transport Systems in the Indian Cities

Evaluation of Multimodal Transport Systems in the Indian Cities

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Center of Excellence in Urban Transport (CoE-UT) have collaborated to develop an evaluation framework for multi-modal transport systems in Indian cities and to demonstrate its application using a case study. The study is a part of the bilateral technical cooperation project “Integrated Sustainable Urban Transport Systems for Smart Cities (SMART-SUT)”, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India. Various Indian cities have implemented or are planning rapid Public Transport systems; however, after implementation, it has been observed that different modes operate independently with limited coordination in planning, design and operations. As a result, commuters are faced with onerous transfers, increased wait times and higher travel costs, making public transport unattractive and adversely affecting its patronage. Given this, cities need to adopt evaluation frameworks to assess their multi-modal transport systems and measure progress.

A web-based Maturity Matrix for Multi-modal Integration (4MI) tool has been prepared, which helps in undertaking an assessment of the level of integration achieved by a city across five core areas – network & service, physical, fare, information and institutional.

The report has been prepared, presenting the case of Kochi, Kerala, to showcase the application of the newly developed Multi-modal Maturity matrix.

To learn more, find the tool and the report below-

MMI Tool    Report