Intelligent Transport System: Improving urban public transport in Mysore

Launched in 2012, the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) in Mysore has involved Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to enable smarter transport networks that help traffic management, ensure real-time control and safety besides curtailing the growth of private vehicles. In doing so, it has resulted in several benefits to the people, such as improvements in safety, increased commuter satisfaction, reduction in traffic congestion and pollution levels, reduction in travel time delays and related uncertainties. It has provided an alternative to India’s inefficient urban public transportation through the provision of dynamic and real time information of bus routes to the passengers. This has been achieved without putting the government or citizens through the inconvenience of construction and widening of roads, or cutting of trees.

This case study is a part of Good Practices Resource Book 2015 and can be found on page 185.