Mobility is one of the fundamental needs of humanity. And mobility with a shared mode of transport is undoubtedly the best from all quarters - socially, economically & environmentally. The key to effective shared mode of transport (termed as Public Transport) is "Information". In India cities, lack of information has been cited as the primary reason for deterrence of Public Transport.
Transport Agencies are commissioning Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in various mode and capacity to make their system better and to meet the new transport challenges. Vehicle Tracking System, Electronic Ticketing Machines, Planning & Scheduling software are all engines of data creation. On the other side, advent of smart mobile devices in everyone's hand is bringing in new opportunities to make people much more information reliant.
So, together it will make a thriving landscape, if the data creators of Public Transport in India provide their data in Open which can be consumed by a larger set of people to build platforms, applications, solutions for transport study, analysis & planning across different section of users.
Open Transport Data is the tipping point for Smart Mobility in India.