India: Urban Transport Strategy

Sovereign Project | 40006-012

Summary

The purpose of the TA is to ensure safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable and sustainable access for the growing number of city residents to jobs, education, recreation and such other needs within India's cities in accordance with the national Urban Transport Policy (NUTP). The urban transport strategy will provide guidance for the central government, state governments and local authorities to determine alternative policy measures to achieve the NUTP objective.

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Project Name Urban Transport Strategy
Project Number 40006-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4836-IND: Urban Transport Strategy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The purpose of the TA is to ensure safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable and sustainable access for the growing number of city residents to jobs, education, recreation and such other needs within India's cities in accordance with the national Urban Transport Policy (NUTP). The urban transport strategy will provide guidance for the central government, state governments and local authorities to determine alternative policy measures to achieve the NUTP objective.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Traffic congestion and exhaust emission are an increasingly serious issues for many municipalities. The draft National Urban Transport Policy

(NUTP) prepared by the Ministry of Urban Development in May 2005 identifies a priority for public transport and nonmotorized modes, and discourages the use of automobiles. Advanced traffic management systems, which can coordinate, control, and monitor traffic flow have proved to be a cost-effective way to improve urban transport systems. However, solutions to the identified urban transport problems would not be possible unless the efficient public transport systems are developed in coordination with urban planning and development.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location The focus will be placed on India
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will engage three (3) individual consultants and one (1) consultant team. Under the integral urban transport strategy component, individual consultants will be an Urban Transport Planner, an Urban Transport Policy/Regulation Specialist, and an Urban Transport Engineer cum Traffic Modeler. The three specialists will provide a total of 15 international person-month inputs for the period of TA implementation (6 months). Under the subsector-specific measure component, a consultant team will be engaged to provide about 12 person-months of international consulting services for four (4) months. The consultant team for the component will have expertise in an urban transport engineer as team leader, an urban rail safety engineer, and a rapid bus safety engineer.
Responsible ADB Officer Markus Roesner
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban DevelopmentProject DirectorNirman Bhawan New Delhi 110 011 India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Nov 2005
Fact Finding 26 Jun 2006 to 05 Jul 2006
MRM -
Approval 12 Sep 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Sep 2006
Last PDS Update 16 Jan 2009

TA 4836-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Sep 2006 09 Oct 2006 09 Oct 2006 31 Mar 2007 30 Apr 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 12 Sep 2006 922,456.33
Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Transport Strategy TA Completion Reports Sep 2013
Urban Transport Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Sep 2009
Guidelines and Toolkits for Urban Transport Development in Medium Sized Cities in India - Module 1 Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Aug 2008
Urban Transport Strategy Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2006

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