Sustainable Urban Transport Programme

What is the Project About

What is the Project About

The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, aims to strengthen capacities of government agencies national/state urban transport departments, municipal corporations and transport experts engaged in urban transport planning and regulations to reduce urban transport emissions causing environmental damage. The project will also demonstrate sustainable urban transport models in 10 cities in the country.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
  • Development and launch of a project website

  • Development of modules on training and skill development is underway. These focus on sensitization, institutional financing and cost benefit analysis, demand assessments, transport planning, integrated planning of infrastructure, public transport, environment and social impact, procurement and contracts, operations, traffic engineering and traffic management

  • Preparation of manuals and toolkits aimed at achieving the objective of energy efficient modes of transport outlined by the Ministry of Urban Development is underway

  • Awareness building through newsletters focused on sustainable transport through energy-efficient transport developments, travel patterns and sharing of innovative initiatives to stakeholders in states and urban centres

Funding Support by

Donor Name Amount Contributed
Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 4,050,000

Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2013 US$ 732,461
2012 US$ 456,810
2011 US$ 5,93,197
2010 US$ 1,42,020
2009 Nil


In the News

Project Overview
Project Start Date:
Estimated End Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh; Mysore, Karnataka; Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra; and Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
Goal 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Preeti Soni
Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, Institute of Urban Transport
  • Urban transport has emerged as a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions over the years
  • The project aims to enhance institutional capacity of government agencies engaged in urban transport planning
  • Capacity building of transport officials enabled through development of comprehensive manuals and toolkits
  • Greater information dissemination and knowledge networking enabled through setting up of website on sustainable urban transport
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