busparrot –Venture Story



Introduction



busparrot is an ICT, IoT passenger information platform for the public transport industry helping bus passengers to move in public transport by making real time bus information available at bus stations, bus stops, buses and passenger mobile apps.


The Problem

One day breath in Delhi is equivalent to smoking fifty cigarettes! Traffic congestion and pollution are common problem faced by most cities and is going more worsen day to day. Odd-even like rules to solve the problem by promoting public transportation through the elimination of cars was largely unsuccessful and was counterproductive to the economic growth. Improved public transport infrastructure and its promotion is the only choice to solve this problem.


Buses are the most common modes of public transport, but with zero passenger information infrastructures in bus stations, buses, and bus stops even in this digital era in many countries. Causes a lot of passengers avoids public transports and chooses cars and bikes instead. Results increased traffic, pollution, fossil fuel consumption and accidents. Below is the picture of current situation in not only bus stops, but also in buses and bus terminals.



The Solution

Improved public transport infrastructure and its promotion is the only choice to solve this problem. Recent researches indicate that improved ICT passenger information infrastructure can eliminate around 25 percentage car and bike trips from the roads in this 4G era. Below picture shows the importance of promotion of public transport.




“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It's where the rich use public transportation” – Gustavo Petro, Mayor of Bogotá

“The vision of Digital India is to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy” – Modiji, PM of India

We are developing a passenger information platform for the public transport industry, helping bus passengers by making real time bus information available at bus stations, bus stops, buses and passenger mobile apps.


Current Status

We are getting excellent passenger feedback from pilot tests and started income generation. I had sent a letter to PMOI regarding digital transformation of public transport in the country and had connected us to the state Motor Vehicle department and Intelligent Transport of C-DAC, they are also ready to pay us for the digital transformation. Also approached KSRTC and recently got order for some 100 touch screens, but unfortunate corona pandemic problem spoiled this multi crore project as the government is closing all touch screens to avoid spread of viruses. I also had sent a letter to CM of Kerala, for the next bus QR code based digital transformation of bus stops in the state. They also connected us to the Motor Vehicle department and the application is in processing.

Next we are planning to target Smart and Amrut Cities, transport corporations, vehicle departments etc all over India and abroad for the digital transformation of bus stations, bus stops and buses, in parallel to targeting the private buses and local bodies.



For a better green earth

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