Bangalore datajam 2- an event recap

Co Media Lab in partnership with Open City and Bosch in association with Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation organised a datajam on 5 October, 2019. This hackathon was organised at the premises of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) who had very kindly lent their premises for the same. The aim of this DataJam was to explore, analyse and understand the state of transportation and commuting in Bengaluru using open data, and help BMTC derive insight into their work. 

The datajam saw a participation of 24 people who then divided themselves into four groups to work on their respective projects. The groups continued with the exploring, analyzing and visualizing data related to transportation and commute in the city. 

The projects

  1. Bus Utilization and Optimization

Group members: Gokul Ganesan and Rohan Baliga

The group used ridership data to analyse the pattern of trips taken during the day so that the live and dead hours on given routes could be observed. The proposed solution can help BMTC Officials make the process of deployment of buses on certain routes more efficient. The group’s follow up plan is to create another function which can slice the data based on the bus stops as well, to provide us with more insights about what are the dead and live segments within a given route.

2. Visualising Route Statistics and Bus Statistics

Group member: Kiran Manjunath

Bengaluru is infamous for its traffic and severely impacts the state of public transportation in the city. This group tried to understand the performance of route and bus capacity by visualising information specific to routes and buses such as number of plying vehicles, tickets sold and in turn remuneration generated. The proposed solution requires BMTC Officials to understand which routes are performing the best in terms of hourly ticket generation and passenger capacity management. The group’s follow up plan is to identify and remove data discrepancies brought out in the visualization and extend current monitoring systems with additional data.

3. Geospatial Visualisation of BMTC routes

Group members: Bhargav Kowshik, Deepthi Chand, Chaitra Latha and Archana Rao

The group created a geospatial visualisation of BMTC routes capturing their coverage and hotspots. Their proposed solution envisions BMTC and the public to use and study this data to understand the coverage and hotspots which will further improve the route planning and optimisation.  The follow up plan by the group is to map areas with minimal coverage, so as to allow for new route planning for these areas.

4. Creating dynamic Origin and Destination (OD) views for bus routes

Group members: Raghuram, Sudheer and Shruthi Mathur

The group created an origin-demand matrix for different bus routes and schedules in the city. This can be used to adjust the frequency of buses on different routes based on demand.

BMTC response

The BMTC leadership team including the MD C Shikha attended the presentations and appreciated the work done. She also expressed interest in continuing the engagement, and work with the volunteers to create specific tools and visualisations for BMTC’s own use.

BMTC Managaing Director C Shikha on what she plans to do post the Bengaluru transport datajam.

BMTC managing director C Shikha attended our datajam and was impressed with the outcomes. In this video, she shares with us the future plans she has in her mind for BMTC inspired by the projects she saw during the event.

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