The Bengaluru-based Centre for Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) has suggested setting up a Nodal Regulating Agency like the Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA), to integrate app-based service mobility (ASM) services for achieving a sustainable urban mobility solution.
The report titled ‘App-Based Shared Mobility: An Exploratory Study’, is an attempt to understand the policies governing app-based shared mobility (ASM) services currently, and prepare a roadmap to improve the services.
CSTEP found that the focus of the current policies is mainly on entry regulations, without sufficient attention to emerging issues related to environment, impact on public transport share and traffic congestion, wage protection for drivers and surge pricing.
- Promoting clean vehicle technologies, multi-modality and high-occupancy rides
- Developing detailed regulatory guidelines for pooled rides and car sharing operations
- Setting up a Nodal Regulating Agency like the Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA), to integrate ASM services for sustainable urban mobility
- Developing guidelines for ASM data sharing to support robust decision making in transportation planning and traffic operations
Full Report https://www.cstep.in/#/publication/info;id=829