CSTEP evaluated the impact of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation's (BMTC) initiatives on the modal share of public transport, in a study for the Government of Karnataka. The aim of the study was to assess measures that could increase the modal share of public buses in Bengaluru. The study also suggested strategies for revenue generation from chartered/dedicated bus services and land monetisation. The study on new AC bus services identified feasible bus routes for operation along major corridors in the city, while the route-rationalisation study identified impacted bus schedules along Metro corridors as well as airport bus schedules. The study on chartered/dedicated bus services proposed a model to increase revenue generation, considering flexible slab rates and additional bus demand. The land monetisation study identified land parcels suitable for economic activities based on land use and zonal regulations.
The study recommendations were accepted by BMTC and are being considered for implementation.