Cities with over 1 million population should consider providing separate city buses for women, the Ministry of Urban Development said.
The Urban Development Ministry has also issued an "advisory" to all the states to implement the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) specifications as per the "Urban Bus Specifications" in all the city buses, JnNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission) as well as non-JnNURM.
They have also been advised to initiate action for scientific management of auto-rickshaws and taxis by having GPS / GPRS and management through Common Control Centre so as to make this mode also safe and more passenger-friendly.
The buses sanctioned to cities under JnNURM are required to be procured as per the "urban bus specifications (UBSs)".
Release of Government of India share i.e. Additional Central Assistance (ACA) is linked to the procurement of these systems and submission of purchase order to the Ministry.
Implementation / procurement of these systems under JnNURM has been extended up to March 31, 2014.