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IUT is required to manage country wide research. Accordingly, IUT has been proposing a countrywide agenda for research in the country to the MOUD for appropriate action. In addition, IUT undertakes research activities as a part of its routine activities. Current research studies with IUT are as follows:

Research Studies

Climate change impact assessment of comprehensive mobility plan, Jaipur, 2011

 Climate change impact assessment of comprehensive mobility plan, Jaipur, 2011

Life cycle cost analysis of five Urban Transport modes

Life cycle cost analysis of five Urban Transport modes 

Life cycle cost analysis of five Urban Transport modes, 2012

 Life cycle cost analysis of five Urban Transport modes, 2012

Renovation of Kolkata tram to Light Rail Transit and the Tram train concept, 2012

 Renovation of Kolkata tram to Light Rail Transit and the Tram train concept, 2012

Report on issues and risks for Monorail Projects and Metro System for Bangalore Metro BMRCL, 2012

 Report on issues and risks for Monorail Projects and Metro System for Bangalore Metro BMRCL, 2012

Review of UMI awarded projects

In order to promote sustainable urban transport in India, the Ministry of Urban Development honours exemplary work shown by different state organizations and presents Awards for Excellence in Urban Transport. The awards for excellence were given away to cities for the very first time in 2008. Since then there has been a continuous process of methodically selecting projects that stand out in terms of their exclusivity, ingenuity reliability and the project’s scope for replication in other cities.  Uptill 2011, 30 such projects have been awarded for excellence. With no continuous monitoring process of these awarded projects, there is no available documentation on the progress and status of these projects. IUT has initiated a study to carry out an assessment and review of each of these awarded projects to assess these projects on account of their sustainability. This four months study will result in be in the form of an IUT publication on Best Practices in Urban Transport in India. This will compile only those projects which have been able to sustain and have grown in size and scale of operations and have resulted in proving beneficial for the users at large.

Review of Unified Metropolitan Transport Authorities in India

 Review of Unified Metropolitan Transport Authorities in India 

Review of Unified Metropolitan Transport Authorities in India, 2013

 Review of Unified Metropolitan Transport Authorities in India, 2013

Service Level Bench marking study 2 Draft final report of cities i.e Delhi, Patna, Vijaywada, Jammu – Katra, Jaipur and Nanded, 2013

 Service Level Bench marking study 2 Draft final report of cities i.e Delhi, Patna, Vijaywada, Jammu – Katra, Jaipur  and Nanded, 2013

Service Level Bench marking study final report of 6 cities i.e Delhi Patna, Vijaywada, Jammu – Katra, Jaipur and Nanded, 2013

 Service Level Bench marking study final report of 6 cities  i.e  Delhi Patna, Vijaywada, Jammu – Katra, Jaipur  and Nanded, 2013

Service Level Bench marking study methodology, 2013

 Service Level Bench marking study methodology, 2013

Service Level Bench marking study, 2 Interim Report i.e Delhi, Patna, Vijayawada, Jammu – Katra, Jaipur and Nanded, 2013

 Service Level Bench marking study, 2 Interim Report i.e Delhi, Patna, Vijayawada, Jammu – Katra, Jaipur  and Nanded, 2013

Service Level Bench marking study, 6 Inception Report of cities - Delhi, Patna, Vijaywada, Jammu – Katra, Jaipur and Nanded, 2013

 Service Level Bench marking study, 6 Inception Report of cities - Delhi, Patna, Vijaywada, Jammu – Katra, Jaipur  and Nanded, 2013

Service Level Benchmarks

The  Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) launched the Handbook on Service Level Benchmarks (SLB) in 2011 which directs all JnNURM cities to identify their Level of Service (LoS) in Public Transport Facilities, Pedestrian Infrastructure Facilities, Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) Facilities, Level of usage of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) facilities, Travel speed along major corridors, Parking facilities, Road safety, Pollution levels ntegrated land use transport system and financial sustainability of public transport.The parameters are meant to highlight the performance as would be monitored by the ‘Urban Local Bodies’ / ‘Development Authority’/ Parastatal Agency. In order to initiate the process of benchmarking in cities, MoUD mandated IUT to undertake a pilot study in six cities of India on measurement of SLB. This study was foreseen to have multiple benefits. The first and foremost would have been to assess the impact of investment made in Urban Transport under JnNURM. In addition to this, the study would help in identifying general short comings in infrastructure and service delivery and would therefore guide in formulating a general policy for future interventions and investment requirements in urban transport.

Study on Status of UMTA in India

The National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) of 2006 recommended setting up of a Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority for all million plus cities in India in order to ensure that urban mobility  is planned in a holistic and integrated manner. Since 2006, several cities have moved towards setting up of such authorities either at the city/metropolitan level or at the state level. However it is seen that there is no clear standard that has been followed in setting up the UMTAs. Some are backed by a legislation which some have been set on an executive order. All of these have been merely performing the role of strategic planning and coordination in their respective cities. Some of the bodies have been formed on paper but are dysfunctional. Moreover, the presence of such organizations is often observed as an additional burden on the members as they are unable to give time to attend or organize the meetings. IUT has thus initiated a study to first inventories the existing UMTAs in all cities/states of the country and analyse their structure and functioning. The ultimate aim of the study is to assess the performance of the existing UMTAs and indicate their usefulness in a typical urban area with several parallel bodies working on transport. The analysis and output of this study will be used in preparing a Status Report on UMTAs in India and suggest a “roadmap”  for cities which are yet to create UMTAs.