CSTEP conducted a study for the Government of Karnataka with the broad goal of exploring the potential of integrating the operations of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).

The objective of this study was to increase the public transport mode share in Bengaluru through potential collaboration between BMTC and BMRCL. The study recommended measures towards route integration, infrastructure integration, and institutional integration. CSTEP identified potential feeder bus routes to address the first and last-mile connectivity to Metro stations and essential physical infrastructure required for various Metro station typologies. The institutional integration study proposed an institutional framework for improved functioning of the public transport agencies in Bengaluru.

The study recommendations can serve as a guideline for the design of future Metro stations and integration with other modes of transport for seamless connectivity.