Busworld India’s 8th edition of professional bus and coach exhibition to be held in Bangalore will be powered by Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU), the official national body of public transport operators in India working under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
India’s biggest bus and coach trade fair will be organised at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from August 29 to 31, 2018.
ASRTU comprises 62 members, who collectively operates 150,000 buses while serving 70 million passengers a day across the country.
In January this year, in order to unite forces between the operators (ASRTU) and the bus manufacturers and their suppliers, a MoU has been signed by Anand Rao, Executive Director of ASRTU, Didier Ramoudt, President of Busworld International and Rajan Sharma, General Manager of Interads Exhibitions
This partnership fits perfectly into the Busworld vision to encourage the bus and coach development in all of its host countries and regions.
Busworld actively proceeds this vision by organising its exhibitions and congresses, bringing together the manufacturing industry, the operators, the authorities and the international Busworld Academy network of knowledge experts in various fields.
The MoU prompts ASRTU to hold its annual member conference during Busworld India 2018.
According to Didier Ramoudt, President of Busworld International, “We are very happy with this collaboration. For us this is a first step forward in being the connection between the Indian public transport industry and the bus manufacturing industry.
Dieder Ramoudt : “We strongly believe in bringing people together to improve the general quality of the output, meaning better passenger transport solutions for the Indian people.”
ASRTU’s executive director Anand Rao said the Public Transport in India is dominated by buses through State Road Transport Corporations, which operates around 150,000 buses by the seventy-public sector State Transport Undertakings (STUs) and Transport Corporations. These buses operate around 12.1 billion kilometres ever year, commuting more than 70 million passenger trips every day. This is nearly three times of the passengers commuted by the Indian railways.
“The Co-operation with the Busworld India 2018 edition shall provide the Transport Industry with an exciting opportunity to share ideas that will help in achieving common goals and meaningful objectives.”, Anand Rao said.
“This MoU for Busworld India 2018 formalizes the working relationship with Busworld that we have already built and it will strengthen that relationship around our common goals,” he added.