Draft parameters for urban transport under National Sustainable Habitat Mission (NMSH)
This draft report by the sub-committee on urban transport proposes parameters for the National Mission on Sustainable Habitat (NMSH) . It specially addresses norms for parking and congestion charges, pedestrianization & cycling and the model regulations for integrating transport Planning with master plans.
Under the National Action Plan for Climate Change, the National Mission on Sustainable Habitat has been launched to cover various aspects which inter alia include better urban planning and modal shift to public transport. Regarding Urban Transport, the objectives of the National Mission on Sustainable Habitat (NMSH) are “To address the issue of mitigating climate change by taking appropriate action with respect to the transport sector such as evolving integrated land use and transportation plans, achieving a modal shift from private to public mode of transportation, encouraging the use of non-motorised transport, improving fuel efficiency, and encouraging use of alternate fuels, etc. To evolve strategies for adaptation in terms of realignment and relocation, design standards and planning for roads, rail and other infrastructure to cope with warming and climate change”.