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 Name||Urban Transport Strategy|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|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.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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||Roesner, Markus|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Urban Development
Nirman Bhawan New Delhi 110 011 India
|Concept Clearance||23 Nov 2005|
|Fact Finding||26 Jun 2006 to 05 Jul 2006|
|Approval||12 Sep 2006|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||15 Sep 2006|
|Last PDS Update||16 Jan 2009|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Sep 2006||09 Oct 2006||09 Oct 2006||31 Mar 2007||30 Apr 2012||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||12 Sep 2006||922,456.33|
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|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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