Towards Public Private Partnership

in Urban Transport for Growing Cities - High Capacity Bus Systems
Edited by Geetam Tiwari
Macmillan India Ltd. New Delhi
2002

Urban Public transport in India, has been a long neglected sector. Most cities do not have structured public transport systems. Investments in the sector have happened only in a handful of large cities and are dominated by a few large initiatives, with most of the other cities not receiving any attention. This is leading to become an important bottleneck for the growth of the city and is affecting the quality of life of the residents. This chapter after identifying some high level problems in the sector, discusses the case for Public-Private partnership in Urban Transport and the need to systematically structure transparent, effective longer term contracts in the sector in India.