Reforming Urban Transport Planning in India: Issues and Best Practices

by Dr. M. Ramachandran
  • ISBN: 978-93-83419-28-9
  • Publication Date: November 2015
  • Dimension: 6 x 9 in.
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Pages: 375

Description

Reforming Urban Transport in India is an attempt to take stock of the various issues our cities and towns are facing in the area of urban transport, efforts made and being made both at the policy level as well as the field level to address the problems, the ever increasing complexities of challenges in the area of urban mobility and some of the laudable initiatives on the ground to handle the problems.

This book would be a valuable addition to the limited literature available on the subject of urban transport in India. The topic has not attained much prominence even in the broader discussions on the transport sector issues in the country. The fact that we address our urban transport issues in a casual manner but there is need to take them up in a focused and purposeful manner and this can no longer be delayed is probably the one loud message which is emerging out of this volume.

The wealth of knowledge of the contributors, each one of them having huge experience behind them in this sector, makes the book a valuable addition to the literature and a helpful guide in policy discussions.

About the Author


Dr. M. Ramachandran

Dr M. Ramachandran had a distinguished career of 38 years in the premier civil service of the country, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), during which he held various key positions in the areas of policy making and program implementation at the state and central government levels. His last few assignments in service were: Infrastructure Development Commissioner in the state of Uttarakhand, Chief secretary to the Government of Uttarakhand and Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development in Government of India.

During his illustrious career, he has held various transport sector assignments also. As chairperson of ten different city/area development authorities and as Divisional Commissioner and Chairman of the regional transport authorities, he has guided urban transport activities in three divisions consisting of 15 districts. Other positions held were: Vice chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Road Transport corporation, Chairman of Uttarakhand Transport Corporation, Chairman Metro Rail Corporations of Delhi/Kolkata/Chennai/Bangalore, Chairman of Urban Mass Transit company and Chairman of the Institute of Urban Transport.