Project Profile

Project Title Preparation of Toolkits under Sustainable Urban Transport Project of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India
Project Code 2011UD06
Project Status Completed
End Date November 2012
Sponsor(s) Ministry of Urban Development,Institute of Urban Transport (India)
Division Sustainable Habitat
Executive Summary Full Text

The Government of India (GoI) has initiated the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) with the support from Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP and the World Bank. The objective of the project is to facilitate the provision of urban transport infrastructure and services in a manner that is consistent with sustainable environmental considerations and the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) of GoI. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has been appointed as the nodal agency for implementation of the project.

One of the components of the SUTP aims at ‘National Capacity Development in Urban Transport’. This is targeted through multiple strategies, one of them being ‘Selection and preparation of Toolkits’ for capacity building of local officials who are dealing hands-on with urban transport problems.

Among 10 toolkits that are being developed, TERI is developing 2 Toolkits on subjects associated with sustainable urban transport planning:

Toolkit on Environmental analysis and Strategic environment assessment - The toolkit shall help the city to conduct a social and environmental impact analysis and developing mitigating measures in line with various legislative and mandatory provisions.

Toolkit on Transport demand management - This toolkit is aimed at helping the city in Planning and Implementation of Transport demand management measures to grow along the low carbon path.

The toolkits are meant to provide step by step guidance to cities and other concerned authorities to enable them to plan and implement projects related to urban transport, and also to facilitate public decision makers and transport planners/engineers in overseeing urban transport projects.