Message of Executive Director, ASRTU
State Transport Undertakings (STUs) provide economic transport service to sizable population of this country. Yet, largely the STUs are expected to enhance their image in public to improve the rating. ASRTU has been arranging seminars and conferences under this priority sector. With the creation of ASRTU, these STUs find them in better position to address their critical issues at various interactive forums. As the Executive Director of ASRTU, I feel highly privileged to echo voice of STUs at different levels to ensure that this important sector does not get over looked. Therefore, to meet ASRTU objectives to strengthen STUs, I look forward to take up major steps within the defined jurisdiction so that STUs may live up to expectations of people of this country.
This calls for a greater share of public transport in meeting mobility needs. Not only is an efficient public bus system important for meeting the mobility needs in this rapidly growing economy, but a higher share of bus transport would also reduce pollution and energy demand with reduced congestion and travel time.
ASRTU is also committed to assist STUs for right decisions on good sources of auto components of quality products at most reasonable price meeting stringent specifications.
Rural bus operation to connect the villages with cities and towns is our prime concern as most of the Indian population lives in villages. This would facilitate exposure of rural population to better education, medical treatment and economic growth.
We will remain committed to enhance the values of public bus transport system of this country.
With Best Regards,
PS Ananda Rao
Executive Director, ASRTU