The COVID-19 outbreak has posed unprecedented challenges for public bus users and service providers. To help build their resilience during this pandemic, ITDP India Programme has prepared a simple step-by-step guidelines document for the public bus service providers in India– providing immediate and short-medium term measures to ensure the smooth and safe functioning of our city bus services. With a fleet of 1.4 lakh buses, the public bus services in India serve nearly 7 crore passengers everyday and operate over 1645 crore km annually. These guidelines will help them bounce back after the lockdown and serve the people safely.
Shortly, we will be supporting the public bus service providers with longer-term operational guidelines, with a special focus on improving their financial health for sustainable operations and fleet expansion.