BRTS Indore Dec 2014
Report on Expert Talk: BRTS project
Date : 22/12/14 Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
To churn out the best quality humanware that befits the industry, academia need to centrifuge with industry. Academia establishes theories, Industry propagates practices. To ingrain sound theory and contemporary practices in the students , education can not be restricted to the four walls of classroom. Either students go to the industry or the industry comes to the students. At Acropolis we practice both in the form of industrial visits and expert talk.
In order to connect the theories with the practices of Project Management an expert talk had been organized by Acropolis Faculty of Management and Research, Indore on the much avowed BRTS project of Indore. The resource person for this talk was Mr. Rahul Shrouti, technical manager of AICTSL, Indore. He along with his team of four, presented , explained and discussed the BRTS project with our students over a discourse session of two hours. The students glossed over the BRTS actual sight views, data sheets and technical diagrams on PPT which helped them in actually visualizing and construing BRTS system from project perspective.
Mr. Rahul Shrouti emphasized the unique features of this project along with the benefits it brings to the locales of Indore. The rationale of the BRTS project, its feasibility in the Indore city, along with the exorbitant financials & technicals involved was highlighted by him to underscore the need of financial feasibility and technical viability of the project. He explained on the packaging, positioning and branding of the BRTS project for enhancing its marketability, hereby asserting the importance of marketability of project. He also discussed the operational details of BRTS system, the manpower involved, check points, boarding stations, routing plan, scheduling, costing and the IT based tracking system etc. Another important feature that lends itself to the uniqueness of the project is the ecofriendly attribute of the transportation vehicles, thus accruing to the social contribution of the project.
Other than the project analysis of BRTS, the speaker also discussed about the challenges and difficulties faced in the various phases of the project. The BRTS project is altogether a new project for the denizens of Indore and it needs a change in the mind set of the people to completely accept it. The success of BRTS requires road discipline and transportation etiquettes to be followed by the inhabitants. The session was winded up after stimulating question answer session. The students will also be taken to the field trip of the BRTS project to see it ‘LIVE’. The expert talk was organized by Prof Juhi Kamakoty, Area Chair (Operations) and Faculty (Project Management).