CODATU’s board in Kochi and Hyderabad!

CODATU News Thursday 6 April 2017

week of 13th March 2017, the board of CODATU visited India to conclude the two-year Techincal Cooperation between SYTRAL, AFD, CODATU and Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) and visit the venue for the upcoming joint conference UMI-CODATU XVII in Hyderabad.

A last workshop to conclude the Technical Cooperation with Kochi and introduce MobiliseYourCity

During those two years of Technical Cooperation, seven workshops have been organized around (i) the institutional integration, through the creation of a Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) in Kochi, (ii) the opportunity of a mass rapid transit project to improve the urban atmosphere and rethink the place given to pedestrians, (iii) the intermodal integration and the reoganisation of the existing bus network, and finally (iv) the challenge of Operating and Maintaining efficiently a mass transit system.

For this last workshop, CODATU and KMRL had the pleasure to welcome Ms. Annie Guillemot, President of SYTRAL, M. Raymond Deschamps, General Director of SYTRAL, and Ms. Olivia Vansoen, in charge of International Relations at SYTRAL. After half-a-day of site visits of the Metro Stations, the depot and the Operation Control Centre (OCC), the workshop focused on three themes which are at the heart of KMRL current preoccupations:

  • The development of an ITS strategy (Intelligent Transport System), enabling intermodal integration and improving the customer experience and ability to find his/her way in the network;
  • The reduction of GHG emissions by the transport sector, through an investment into electric mobility (Bus, Tram, Cycles) and the implementation of strict measures to control car traffic in areas which are served by Public Transport;
  • The development of a medium-capacity public transport network which comes as a complement of the metro network and constitutes the backbone of Kochi Public Transport network (BRT, Tram);

Partnership certificate Handing-over ceremony

During the closing session, CODATU summarized the main outputs of the technical cooperation and officialized the entry of Kochi into the ‘MobiliseYourCity‘ program. On this occasion, a partnership certificate was handed-over to Ms. Soumini Jain, Mayor of Kochi, and Mr. Elias George, Managing Director of KMRL. The program shall start in the coming months.



CODATU’s board visits the venue for UMI-CODATU XVII Conference

20170318_103218The visit of CODATU’s board in New Delhi and Hyderabad has fast-tracked the organization of the joint event, with meetings with the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and the Institute of Urban Transport (IUT), and a detailed visit of the “Hyderabad International Convention Centre” (HICC), a world-class conference centre located at the heart of the HITEC city.

CODATU, IUT and the MoUD are all set for a successful event, and are looking forward to your presence!

Partenaires associés

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) agit depuis soixante-dix ans pour lutter contre la pauvreté et favoriser le développement dans les pays du Sud et dans l’Outre-mer. Au moyen de subventions, de prêts, de fonds de garantie ou de contrats de désendettement et de développement, elle finance des projets, des programmes et des études et accompagne ses partenaires du Sud dans le renforcement de leurs capacités.

Les transports constituent un secteur d’intervention traditionnel de l’AFD. Sur la période 2001-2005, l’Agence a mobilisé environ 164 M€ par an en moyenne pour la mise en œuvre de projets dans le secteur des transports (en incluant les projets de développement rural et urbain comportant des activités de transport).

DVDH (Des Villes et Des Hommes)

Villes et des Hommes (DVDH)
est une société spécialisée dans l’assistance aux collectivités dans l’étude puis la mise en place de projets touchant à l’aménagement du territoire et à la mobilité.

Indian Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD)

Ministry of Urban Development is the apex authority of Government of India at the national level to formulate policies, sponsor and support programme, coordinate the activities of various Central Ministries, State Governments and other nodal authorities and monitor the programmes concerning all the issues of urban development in the country.

Institute of Urban Transport (IUT)

Institute of Urban Transport India (IUT) was established in May, 1997 as a professional body under the purview of the Ministry of Urban Development Government of India (MOUD) as a premier professional non-profit making organization and registered under the Societies Registration Act. The objective of the Institute is to promote, encourage and coordinate the state of the art of urban transport including planning, development, operation, education, research and management.

KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Limited)

is a joint venture of Government of India and Government of Kerala in charge of the construction of a metro system in the city of Kochi. The works for a first metro line are under progress and the opening of the 25.6 km line is planned for 2016.

SYTRAL (Syndicat Mixte des Transports pour le Rhône et l’Agglomération Lyonnaise)

SYTRAL est l’autorité organisatrice des transports urbains lyonnais exploités sous les marques TCL et Optibus.