Environment and social management framework: GEF - Sustainable Urban Transport Project, India

This document lays down the guidelines to address the environment and social safeguard impacts of the green transport projects in selected cities of India, to be taken up under the sustainable urban transport project of the Ministry of urban development.
To encourage application of the National Urban Transport Policy and achieve a paradigm shift in India's urban transport systems in favour of sustainable development, the GO1 has applied to the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to implement GEF's Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) in India. The objectives of the SUTP are: to strengthen capacity of GOl, and participating states and cities in planning, financing, operating and managing sustainable urban transport systems; and to assist states and cities in preparing and implementing demonstration "Green Transport" or "GEF-supportable Transport" projects (GT projects). This Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) lays down the principles and guidelines for addressal of environment and social safeguard impacts due to the implementation of the Green Transport projects in the selected cities, to be taken up as part of the GEF Demonstration Projects of the SUTP.

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