About SUTP

Achieving sustainable urban transport has become a primary objective with the adoption of National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) by the Government of India (GoI). Efforts to reduce or contain environmental risks form an important component of this objective. To foster a long-term partnership between GoI and state/local governments in the implementation of a greener environment under the ambit of the NUTP, GoI has initiated the Sustainable Urban Transport Project with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The total GEF grant proposed for the project is US$ 25 million, which will be complemented with a grant of US$ 170 million from GoI, State Governments, and Implementing Agencies (IA) along with US$ 105 million co-financing from the World Bank. The project is to be implemented over a four-year period starting from 2010. Primary Stakeholders in this program are Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), UNDP and World Bank. MoUD is the nodal agency for this program implementation.

Integrated and comprehensive institutional and capacity development programs needs to be developed and implemented at the national, state and local government levels. These are necessary to build sufficient institutional and human capacity to successfully address already severe and rapidly growing urban transport challenges. With this in mind, the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) was developed. The two main objectives of SUTP are:
Strengthening capacity of GOI, Institute of Urban Transport (IUT), participating states and cities in planning, financing, implementing, operating and managing sustainable urban transport systems.
Assisting states and cities in preparing and implementing demonstration "Green Transport" projects.
SUTP is initiated by GoI with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), World Bank and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) is the nodal agency for the project.
The implementation of SUTP is planned over the next four years. The total cost of the project is 1427.97 crores. to know more.

Ministry of Urban Development

The Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for formulating policies, supporting and monitoring programmes and coordinating the activities of various Central Ministries, State Governments and other nodal authorities in so far as they relate to urban development issues in the country. to know more.

Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 182 member governments -in partnership with international institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector -to address global environmental issues. An independent financial organization, the GEF provides grants to developing countries and countries with economies in transition for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. These projects benefit the global environment, linking local, national, and global environmental challenges and promoting sustainable livelihoods. Established in 1991, the GEF is today the largest funder of projects to improve the global environment. The GEF has allocated $9.2 billion, supplemented by more than $40 billion in cofinancing, for more than 2,700 projects in more than 165 developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Through its Small Grants Programme (SGP), the GEF has also made more than 12,000 small grants directly to nongovernmental and community organizations, totalling $495 million. to know more.

The World Bank

The World Bank Institute (WBI) is a global connector of knowledge, learning and innovation for poverty reduction. We connect practitioners and institutions to help them find suitable solutions to their development challenges. With a focus on the "how" of reform, we link knowledge from around the world and scale up innovations. to know more.

United Nations Development Program

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation's global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP operates in 177 countries, working with nations on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners.

UNDP provides expert advice, training, and grant support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. To accomplish the MDGs and encourage global development, UNDP focuses on poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, democratic governance, energy and environment, social development, and crisis prevention and recovery. UNDP also encourages the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women in all of its programs. know more.

Ministry of Environment and Forests

The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes.

The primary concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country's natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its bio-diversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals and the prevention and abatement of pollution. While implementing these policies and programmes, the Ministry is guided by the principle of sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being.

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IBI Group

IBI Group Inc. offers various professional services in Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Internationally. The company's services focuses on the physical development of cities, including planning, design, implementation, analysis of operations and other consulting services in various areas of development, which comprise urban land, building facilities, transportation networks and intelligent systems. Its urban land services include land use planning, municipal engineering, urban design, land engineering, landscape architecture, surveying and mapping, public outreach, water resources management and real estate research. Facilities services comprise architecture, functional programming, mechanical and electrical engineering services and interior design. Transportation services consist of transportation planning, traffic engineering, transit planning, highway design, bridge engineering, electrical engineering, environmental assessment and construction administration. The company's intelligent systems services comprise intelligent system engineering, software, communication intelligent system engineering, program management, operations and maintenance and industrial/process engineering. It serves national, provincial, state and local government agencies and public institutions, as well as companies in the real estate building, land and infrastructure development, transportation and communication industries.

The company was formerly known as IBI Income Fund and changed its name to IBI Group Inc. in January 2011. IBI Group Inc. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. IBI Group Inc. operates as a subsidiary of IBI Group L.P. to know more.


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