Scheme for capacity building in urban transport
The Government of India has formulated National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) in April, 2006. NUTP, 2006 calls for concerted efforts to strengthening capability at the institutional level and individual level in order to undertake the task of development and implementation of sustainable urban transport systems. Capacity building for various aspects of urban transport is essential as the problems associated with these are of relatively recent origin in India. Keeping in view the problems associated with urban transport and for promoting improved knowledge and capacity to undertake comprehensive urban transport planning, this Ministry has formulated a scheme for "Capacity Building in Urban Transport for all cities in India in line with NUTP, 2006" for better implementation during the 11th plan period. The scheme will continue in 12th plan period also. The components of this scheme include training, education, conference, journals, institutional development etc. The scheme envisages setting up of Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) and Urban Transport Cell in various cities/ULBs to carry forward the urban transport agenda. Accordingly, it provides for capital support for setting up these institutions in various mission cities for providing technical support to state/city governments subject to the condition that urban local body will have a clear and definite financial stake in establishing these bodies.