Associate – Integrated Urban Transport
Srikanth Shastry is an Associate – Integrated Urban Transport based out of Bangalore. His work is focused around public transport planning, coordinating with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) to improve the bus transport operations in Bangalore. Additionally, he is involved with evaluating the performance of Atal Sarige, which is a bus service for the poor. The project is part of a larger study to improve the mobility for the urban poor. Srikanth also assists with developing strategies for transit oriented development in the Hubli-Dharwad area.
Srikanth started out his career as a programmer, but quit to pursue a career in transportation planning. Prior to joining EMBARQ, he worked as a researcher at the Indian Institute of Science where he developed a passenger information system for Bangalore city. Before that he interned at the International Institute of Geo-sciences and Earth Observation (ITC), Netherlands where he developed a methodology to spatially evaluate transit oriented development and used the case of Ahmedabad city to support the methodology. This project was part of his Masters’ thesis and was accepted by a conference organised by the Transportation Research Group of India for a poster presentation.
Srikanth has a Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidhyalaya college of Engineering, Bangalore and a Masters’ degree in Civil engineering and Management (Transportation) from the University of Twente, The Netherlands.