urban transport

MOHUA UNVEILED URBAN GREEN MOBILITY SCHEME 2017

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) unveiled much awaited "Urban Green Mobility Scheme 2017", as the next phase of National Urban Renewal Mission. The ministry is already running "Smart Cities Mission" and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). However, these programmes are focusing on urban infrastructure mainly utilities. Therefore, there was a need to have a separate sustainable urban mobility scheme having pan city coverage with emphasis on improving access of citizens.

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INDIAN BUDGET – IMPLICATION FOR TRANSPORT SECTOR

Government of India has unveiled its annual budget for year 2017-18 with big fanfare. The government has allocated INR 2413.87 billion (US$ 37 billion) in 2017-18 for transportation sector as a whole, including rail, roads, shipping. It is expected that the magnitude of investment will spur a huge amount of economic activity across the country and create more job opportunities.

1.       KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The major highlights of the budget are:

RAILWAYS

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EXPLOITING IT SOLUTIONS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO CREATE LIVEABLE CITIES

Information Technology is playing an ever more crucial role in many sectors of modern society offering the most important solutions that we have today to efficiently help increase capacity, safety and security among other aspects. This is even more in public transport sector for which IT tools are potentially always available, widely applicable and actually already well integrated in many public transport systems around the world.

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