Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Urban Transport is intertwined with Urban Development which is a State subject : Kamal Nath

INVC,, Delhi,, The aim and objective of the Nation Urban Transport Policy 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 our cities. The policy focuses on moving people rather than moving vehicles by prioritizing public transport and non-motorized modes.   Urban Transport is intertwined with Urban Development which is a State subject. As such, the responsibility for urban transport primarily rests with the States. However, realizing the seriousness of rapidly growing problem of urban transportation, the Central Government has taken number of steps like formulation of the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) 2006, financing of modern buses for Urban Transport, Bus Rapid Transit System Projects, traffic transit management centres, flyovers, etc., under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Besides JNNURM, Government of India has also sanctioned metro railway projects in eight cities. The transport projects have been sanctioned in various States including North East. Besides this, a number of capacity building initiatives in the field of Urban Transport have also been taken up. While sanctioning the projects, the detailed project reports are generally examined/appraised with regard to financial viability as well as feasibility.  This information was given by the Minister of Urban Development Sh. Kamal Nath.



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