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How NCMC can Improve Bus PTO Profitability
Public transport operators (PTOs) in India need to improve operations and services but they are undermanned, overworked and losing money despite government subsidies. One of the NCMC objectives is for banks to fund ticketing services to improve accountability, reduce fare leakage and implement proper revenue collection and management. Today, some operators have launched ticketing systems based on the ‘Quick Specification for Payment Application of RuPay Chip (qSPARC)’ national open-loop payment system for public transportation in India.

This session explores the lessons learned so far:
What is the experience and the feedback from transport operators? Does NCMC need to be refined to better serve the needs of bus PTOs? Could the implementation of NCMC be improved in future projects to improve upon results achieved so far?

Hear these 3 speakers share their experience of implementing NCMC in Indian bus public transport systems:

Dr. Surendrakumar Bagde, General Manager, B.E.S.& T. UNDERTAKING
Dr. Surendrakumar Bagde has spent more than 23 years in the Indian Administrative Service. In his extensive career he has promoted domestic & foreign direct investment in various sectors in the State of Maharashtra and was involved in the formulation of State’s policies for Information Technology and Biotechnology sectors during his stint at Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation. While working in the Government of India, Dr. Bagde has dealt with the formulation of national strategy on bilateral economic cooperation with countries like USA, Japan and Canada. He also negotiated financing of development projects with Government of Japan for projects in the infrastructure, water supply and power sectors which included Western Dedicated Freight Corridor project.
V. Ponnuraj, Managing Director, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation
Mr. V Ponnuraj is currently the Managing Director of Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as the Secretary to the Government of Karnataka in the Urban Development department. Mr. Ponnuraj has also served as the Managing Director of Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation Ltd. (KUIDFCL) after a brief stint as Private Secretary to Union Law and Justice Minister Mr. D V Sadananda Gowda. He has also served as the Collector of Udipi, Dakshin Kannada District. He is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from year 2000.
Dr. Aneesh Chinubhai, CTO, AMNEX Infotechnologies Pvt. Ltd.
Aneesh Chinubhai is Chief Technology Officer at AMNEX Infotechnologies. He has been involved in a number of ITS and AFC projects in cities including Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Indore, etc. He currently oversees the development of AVL and AFC software. He holds a PhD and Master’s degrees from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) and BITS, Pilani.

*Transport Operators, banks and representatives from government agencies are entitled to 2 free passes per organisation to attend.

Transport Payments South Asia 2018 provides excellent opportunities for leading technology and solution providers to communicate information about their company, their brand, and their products and services to end-users responsible for implementing and managing transport revenue collection schemes in India.

For details of available packages, contact Abhijit Sengupta at APSCA India, or Elaine Li at APSCA Asia Pacific:

Abhijit Sengupta, Director, APSCA India at [email protected] or at +91 98310 01116 / +91 98731 30155.
Elaine Li, Business Development Manager, APSCA Asia Pacific at [email protected] or at +86 13671773143.

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