Cities on MOVE Challenge
The COVID-19 lockdown had severe impact on almost all sectors of the economy. As the State battles to revive the economy through a stage-wise unlocking of various economic sectors, mobility plays a vital role in this revival process as people need to reach to their work place or other destinations like schools/colleges , etc. Worldwide cities are utilizing the situation to strategize and implement sustainable transport solutions to facilitate greater use of commuting modes like walking, cycling and public transport that not only aids in improving public health, but also the environment.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), has also recommended to take measures like bus-priority lanes, pop-up bicycle lanes, pedestrianisation of Market areas in order to promote the sustainable transport modes.
The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), being a state-wide nodal agency to promote the sustainable transportation modes in the various cities in Karnataka, has come-up with the “Cities on the Move Challenge- Where there is a bus, there is a way” to promote the bus priority lanes in the ULBs within Karnataka.
The concerned ULB and the respective public transport agencies shall jointly register and submit a proposal for Bus-Priority Lanes of minimum 5Km of high frequency bus routes within ULB’s limits.
Best proposals will be funded by DULT and also supported through technical assistance.
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FAQ for designing Bus Priority Lane.