GMV is now celebrating the first year’s successful operation of the Intelligent Transportation Management System (ITMS) project in Ahmedabad, India. GMV, in collaboration with its local partner Vayam Technologies, has designed and installed this turnkey project for Ahmedabad’s Bus Rapid Transportation System (BRTS).
The project includes the supply of the advanced fleet management system, the fare collection system and the passenger information system (PIS). The integral solution provided by GMV also includes other project support systems, such as human resource management, financial management, call center, website and incident management. Also the 6 year’s operation of a system employing 400 workers and catering for 150,000 passengers a day.
The new system has been grafted gradually onto the client’s former system, reusing existing equipment and without affecting operations or passengers during the phase-in period. After the success of the current system AJL now intends to extend the BRTS onto new routes, stations and buses over the coming months.
GMV’s system improves the management of public transport, providing the necessary technological infrastructure for monitoring, controlling and regulating the fleet, issuing and validating transport titles and processing historical information.
Ahmedabad’s BRTS has been created by Ahmedabad Janmarg Limited (AJL) – a special purpose vehicle of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation – the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority and the Government of Gujarat, working with the overall aim of reducing congestion, pollution and accident rates.
Right from the word go Ahmedabad’s BRTS has received a continual stream of prizes and awards at both national and international level and has become a worldwide benchmark for BRTS management systems. Representatives and delegations from other national and international transport authorities are now flocking to the Gujarati capital to study this exceptional Indian project developed by GMV.