Authors: Aanchal Airy; Jyoti Chandiramani
Addresses: Department of Symbiosis School of Economics, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India ' Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Symbiosis School of Economics, Symbiosis School of Economics, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India
Abstract: India's total population has added 181 million dwellers in a decade of 2001-2011 and stood at 1,210.19 million (Census of India, 2011). Of this total population, urban population accounts for 31.2% and home to five megacities with 10 million plus population (United Nation, 2016). The cities are likely to generate 70% of the GDP by 2030 from the 58% in 2008 (McKinsey Global Institute, 2010) which will place pressure on the municipal bodies to meet the needs of basic infrastructure and services. Transport being an important part of urban services is required to be reliable, safe, efficient, accessible and affordable for all. However, the current state of urban transport system in India is found to be deficient, compared to global standards of sustainability. The paper is an attempt to explore the various urban transport policies, identifying the issues in the implementation and putting forward some short to long term solutions.
Keywords: sustainable urban transport; transport issues; urbanisation; urban mobility and urban transport policy.
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, 2019 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.399 - 414
Received: 20 Jan 2018
Accepted: 03 Jun 2018
Published online: 05 Jul 2019 *