Benchmarking urban transport in cities

The Union Ministry of Urban Development has now evolved a system for evaluating urban transport services in cities across India. All cities covered by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) have been advised to benchmark their level of services for various parameters specified by the ministry.

The parameters on which the cities would be graded include public transportation system, pedestrian facilities, cycle lanes, and even air pollution among others. The exercise aims to generate information that will be useful in making urban transportation systems effective.

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