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India Sustainable Mobility Initiative

As of: October 2021

To provide efficient mobility for the 200 million new urban dwellers expected by 2030 and mitigate the use of private vehicles and GHG emissions, India must achieve a dramatic increase in high quality rapid transit and improvements in walking and cycling infrastructure and urban development patterns. Working with national, state, and city level government stakeholders, the Initiative will achieve a shift to low carbon transport modes. The project will help to develop urban transport policies and investments that prioritize low carbon mobility. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has developed a catalog of, which includes advice and capacity development for investments in pedestrian and bicycle paths and the expansion of vehicle fleets in public transport. The project will work at the national level to produce guidance that accelerates subnational projects and policies, and with the states to institutionalize methodologies for transport planning.

State of implementation/results

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project has developed a catalog of measures for Indian cities, which includes investments in pedestrian and bicycle paths and the expansion of vehicle fleets in public transport - also to enable compliance with distance rules. The Green Recovery measures create jobs directly in public transport. In addition, the continuous consultation ensures the focus of Indian cities on sustainable urban transport.
  • In Coimbatore, the design for two model roads was completed and construction initiated on a pilot stretch while intersection testing was done.
  • ITDP gave technical inputs on a Street Design and Management Policy for the city of Coimbatore.
  • Further work on BRT guidelines, Street design, Parking Management and Transport Demand Management for Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
  • Training on Complete Streets and Parking management for the cities from the Smart Cities Mission.
  • Pune Municipal Corporation has approved a progressive public parking policy, supported by ITDP.
  • India's government adopts ITDP's Complete Streets Framework Toolkit that will assist the 100 Smart Cities Misison cities in transforming over 40,000 km of city streets into complete streets by 2030. ITDP will conduct capacity trainings for public officials.
  • Initiation of a Complete Street Master Plan in Chennai.
  • Collaboration with ten cities in Tamil Nadu on Complete Streets.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) - India

BMU grant:
3.250.000,00 €

09/2015  till  12/2023



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