National urban transport policy and its implications

In order to support the required level of economic activities in urban areas it is imperative to maintain the mobility of people by providing reliable, comfortable and sustainable transport network so that the people could easily access to their work places, educational centers, recreational places etc. In fact, the poor mobility can become a major dampener to the economic growth of the urban centers. This all requires a policy to offer a direction and a framework for future action. This paper tries to discuss the National Urban Transport Policy in brief and its implications related to Comprehensive Mobility Plan, Bus Rapid Transit Projects, feasibility of PPP in urban transport. Finally, it throws light on the emerging issues or future research areas.

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