with the Government
This phase starts by data collection from the Municipal Corporation and other para-statal bodies to understand the City Baseline for rapid assessment. It focusses on understanding perception of the government officials from various departments involved in the sector; and captures the views of political representatives about the existing condition and proposed requirements of the city with respect to the chosen problem area.
Interactions with members of the core committee, Municipal & parastatal officials, political representatives- Honourable Mayor, Councillor of the study area are also the major component of this phase.
This section includes an overview of the information of city including its geographical area, population, socio economic features, basic landuse profile and institutional arrangement of the agencies involved in infrastructural development for the city. This information will help in understanding the city baseline.
It discusses the existing condition of the identified sector in the city in terms of infrastructure availability, on going schemes, usage of smart applications, etc. This information will help in making a rapid assessment of the sector for the city.
It discusses the level of service in the city to understand infrastructure gaps.
This section identifies the existing conditions and vision of the city under various probable aspects. These results would be integrated with the results of stakeholder analysis before arriving at recommendations.
|Existing scenario of the city||Where the city wants to be in next 5 years||Initiatives that will move the city in line with its vision|
|1||Safety and Security||1||Women, young girls, elderly feel insecure while commuting/ travelling in the city during late night||All citizens will feel safe while commuting/ travelling within the city.||To get confidence from all the females for security purpose the city has envisaged the following initiatives 1. Mandatory self-defence training for all girls in school and colleges 2. Installation of CCTV cameras for continuous surveillance 3. Launch an App for real time crime monitoring 4. App for emergency call|
|2||Public Transport + Intermediate Public Transport||4||Public transport covers many areas of the city. However last mile connectivity remains incomplete and affects transport options.||Public transportation network covers the entire city and intensity of connection relates with the demand. Plenty of options of public transport are available and affordable for all sections of the society.||To make Public Transport and Intermediate Public Transport more efficient, the following initiatives are to be taken: 1 Plan more routes to cover the entire city 2. Increase frequency of services 3. Provision of common mobility card, information on routes and timings for PT & IPT service 4. Online app for E-rickshaw app to enhance last mile connectivity|
|3||Non-Motorised Transport||2||Older areas of the city see a mix of pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles but newer areas are focused mainly on the automobile. In the new areas, there are few pavements and main entrances to new buildings are not accessible from the front of the street.||The city will be highly walkable. Pavements will exist on every street and will be maintained. Trees line and many sidewalks will provide shade for pedestrians. Buildings in most areas of the city will be easily accessible from the sidewalk.||To make Non-Motorized transport more efficient in the city, the following initiatives are to be taken: 1.Temparary and Permanent encroachment will be removed from all major roads 2. Plant more trees for pedestrians 3. Develop dedicated cycle tracks on major recreational places and also make cycle stand facility at all major places to deal with thefts 4. Main road and major building will be connected to pavement and linked with NMT specially to all school and colleges|
|4||Intelligent Transportation System||7||The city has adopted ITS only for few sub sectors, while it is in a process for adopting for other sub sectors as well||The city will be well developed with ITS facilities which will be operational in future and the citizens will be fully satisfied by its service.||The city plans to incorporate ITS through Smart City Mission in next five years|
|5||Parking||3||The city lacks organised parking spaces. The 2 wheelers & 4 wheelers are generally parked haphazardly on the roads leading to encroachment and narrowing of effective road width and On-street parking is available only in commercial areas of the city. The parking is unpaid at most of the places. The city lacks parking policy and parking action plan||The city will be well organised by paid parking spaces. The condition of parking spaces will also be good and will be well maintained by the Municipal Corporation.||To mitigate parking related issues in the city, the following initiatives are to be taken: 1. Parking policy and Parking action plan will be developed as a guiding document for the city to initiate parking 2. Parking spaces will be developed in congested commercial areas 3. Existing parking area/lots will be managed effectively|
|6||Environment||8||Vehicles cause high air and noise pollution levels in the city. Vehicles dominate public spaces and affect their effective functioning.||The city will have a clear policy and vision for combatting pollution issues. There will be adequate number of trees and green cover in the city to combat air pollution from vehicles.||To mitigate environment related issues in the city, the following initiatives are to be taken: 1.Provision of effective system of challan while having strict bylaws 2. Promote NMT instead of fuel based transport, 3. Replacement of old vehicles with CNG & Electric vehicle|
|7||Public Bike Sharing||5||A very small percentage of the city population is using PBS as it is available at few locations only||The city will be well organised with public bike sharing system which will be operational across the city.||To promote PBS scheme in the city, the following initiatives are to be taken: 1. Increase docking station to cover entire city, 2. Provide and maintain good quality of bikes, 3 Develop good quality of dedicated cycle track 4. Encourage citizen to adopt NMT 5. Plant more native trees|
|8||Intermodal||6||Intermodals in the city are located at few locations. The city is planning to develop more intermodals in order to facilitate people and provide last mile connectivity||The city will be well developed intermodal system in the entire city while providing lass mile connectivity||To make intermodal more efficient and effective in the city, the following initiatives are to be taken: 1. All bus stops will have cycle/bike stands as well as e-rickshaw stands 2. provision of common mobility card system|
This phase initiates discussion about the perception of citizens. The respondents consulted here should include wide range of stakeholders to ensure inclusivity. The results from this section would help the Municipal bodies to identify the importance of various services to the people and also strategize their work.
Interactions were held with the residents of study area (ward 11) which include senior citizens, female residents, young girls, school students, shopkeepers
To understand their preferences, limitations due to inefficient service, issues faced while commuting
Represent a significant portion of the commercial area of the ward as well as the city
To understand their needs with respect to mobility sector in the city
They are the daily users of transport. The selected pilot area has considerable schools and colleges.
Analysis of the Primary survey highlighting general perceptions of the citizens and the issues associated with the sector are discussed in this section.
Shopkeepers prefer private vehicles while senior citizens prefer E Rickshaws even for shorter distance
Senior citizens prefer to travel in a group
There is a need of strengthening IPT/ PT with a focus on users with special needs, elderly etc
Readiness to use online apps irrespective of age, gender, occupation has been seen
50% of the shopkeepers find the commercial area over congested
About 80% feel the area is prone to accidents
No facilities for people with special needs
74 % students face problem due to lack of footpath.
A significant number of senior citizens are satisfied with the lighting at intersections, presence of signboards, presence of zebra crossing and are of the view that violation of red light in the city is to a very small extent.
As per the survey, more than half the percentage of senior citizens feel unsafe while crossing the streets due to congestion at junctions, overcrowding, insufficient time to cross the streets etc
About 80% feel the area is prone to accidents and hence is unsafe.
No facilities for people with special needs
46% of the shopkeepers feel that commercial streets are unsafe for the pedestrians.
50% of the shopkeepers find the commercial area over congested, while 38% also feel that the area is prone to accidents.
As per the survey, 40% of the female residents feel unsafe while crossing streets due to overcrowding at junctions and less time to cross.
A significant number of female residents are satisfied with the sign boards, lighting facilities at the intersections and only 20% feel that there is violation of red light.
A significant number of female residents feel that there are no facilities for people with special needs
As per the survey, about 87% students feel safe while commuting, 49% students feel unsafe while crossing the streets due to congestion, traffic etc.
A significant number of students feel there is an absence of footpaths, hence they have to walk on the roads while coming to school/ college.
As per the survey, maximum percentage (45%) uses autos, e rickshaws, while 26% use 2 wheelers and another 23% are dependent on a friend/ family member.
A significant percentage of senior citizens are of the view there are adequate autos, e rickshaws available within accessible distances.
A significant percentage of senior citizens are satisfied with the charges (80%) of IPT/ PT, information available regarding (80%) IPT/ PT and largely prefer the existing IPT/ PT (79%) in the city.
As per the survey, maximum percentage of shopkeepers prefers 2 wheelers as compared to cars, while a negligible amount prefer PT/ IPT. While their workers prefer to walk and use 2 wheelers
As per the survey, maximum percentage of female residents prefers to walk upto their work place and remaining use Auto rickshaws, E Rickshaws. While a significant percentage of women prefer autos/ e rickshaws for visiting market areas, religious places etc and 25% prefer their own vehicles.
Largely female residents feel that there are adequate no. of buses, autos, e rickshaws with adequate frequency.
A significant percentage of females are satisfied with the information pertaining to PT/ IPT, route, availability of seats in PT/ IPT, fares, behavior of drivers and co passengers are also not a problem.
29% of the females face issues at the waiting areas/ bus queue shelters.
As per the survey, maximum percentage of students prefer 2 wheelers (42%) and 23% use bicycles for commuting
The students using PT/ IPT feel that the behavior of adult passengers, drivers is not good towards them. About 66% female students face problem due to the behavior of male passenger.
In contrast to the shopkeepers, senior citizens and female residents it is observed that the students are not satisfied with the journey routes of IPT/ PT, fares charged, frequency of services, experience at waiting areas. etc