it is impossible to substantially expand roads in Indian cities, the
only option is to develop Mass Rapid Transport Systems and/or Light
Rail Transit Systems.
Urban mass transportation
road transport is equally nightmarish. Since population density
is very high in the cities, it is not possible to expand roads.
So, the only option is to develop Mass Rapid Transport Systems
(MRTS) and/or Light Rail Transit Systems (LRTS).
Vijay Mallya-group will execute the Bangalore project on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer
(BOOT) basis. The technology for this project has been provided
by a consortium consisting of ICF Kaiser, Transportation and Transit
Associates, Nippon Sharyo and GE Transportation.
projects, with private sector involvement, are likely to come
up in the states of Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.
is unlikely that foreign companies will be allowed public transport
systems in the foreseeable future, but they can provide technology.
Foreign companies already involved in providing such technology
include ICF Kaiser, Transportation and Transit Associates,
Nippon Sharyo and GE Transportation.