Component 2: Demonstration cities

The participating state governments, through their designated Implementing Agencies (PIAs), will be responsible for implementation of their city demonstration projects. A Project Implementation Unit (PIU) led by a full-time project manager has been established at each PIA to manage the day-to-day project implementation activities, including procurement, financial management, social and environmental management, as well as monitoring and evaluation.

Implementing Agencies (IAs) get capacity to:

  • Conduct detailed planning for urban transport
  • Take care of Social/Environmental issues
  • Provide sound Financial and Procurement Management
  • Technical capacity to conduct and oversee urban transport projects

Cities will get future funding from International Funding Agencies due to demonstrated experience in Procurement, Technical Oversight, Social/Environmental Impact Assessment and Financial Management.

Additionally, there will be hands-on “mentoring” by PMU, the PMC, Bank staff and consultants, and/or independent quality advisors during the detailed project preparation and execution of Component 2. There are also a number of specific technical assistance activities within each demonstration city project which will lead to an enhanced local understanding of sustainable urban transport concept, and related new planning and development processes and procedures.

Joining SUTP participating cities

Steps for new cities to join the project on a moving train concept:

Cities opting to take WB loan to submit project outline

Prepare DPR as per World Bank format

Appraisal by WB

Tripartite participation agreement between MoUD, State and City:
- To undertake certain reforms enshrined in NUTP
- Implement the process outlined in the Project Operations Manual
States to obtain Debt Sustainability Clearance.

For further information may contact

Sustainable Urban Transport Project

(Ministry of Urban Development)

Room No.015 G,

Gr. Floor, (Behind Axis Bank),

NBO Building, G-Wing,

NirmanBhawan,Maulana Azad Road,

New Delhi - 110011

Tel: +91-11-2306 2614



Project: Intelligent Transport System for Indore

Implementing agency: Atal Indore City Transport Services Limited (AICTSL)

Project Brief

The Indore Bus Rapid Transit System is in-principal approved by the Central Sanctioning and monitoring Committee through sub- mission Urban Infrastructure and Governance under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). On the basis of Travel Characteristics, Travel Impedance Matrices, Trip Assignment Transport Plan 2025 Proposals in CTTS Indore, 7 corridors were identified for developing the Bus Rapid Transit System within the city, which can be developed in Phases. Other Public Transport Routes, which would serve as Feeder Routes to BRTS, were also been identified as per the Comprehensive Mobility Plan.

The Pilot Corridor - AB Road

The A B Road corridor is the one that is being currently implemented by AICTSL. The Length of the AB Road corridor is 11.5 km with 22 bus stops and 15 signalised intersections along the corridor. The Stretch 1 from Niranjanpur Square to LIG Square and Stretch 3 from Navlakha to Rajiv Gandhi Square has a right of way of 60 Mts., thus facilitating development of two dedicated Bus Lanes, four lane main Carriageway, segregated cycle track, pedestrian paths and two lane service roads on either side, while the Stretch 2 from LIG Square to Navlakha has Right of Way of 31.6 m thus only facilitating Development of two dedicated Bus Lanes, four lane main Carriageway, segregated Cycle Track, and Pedestrian Paths on either Side. Indore BRTS is named as iBus and has been commissioned for passenger operations since May 2013.

Project Components:

The Indore BRTS ITS project has two important components;

  • Infrastructure related investments, partly financed with World Bank – GEF grant assistance. Under the scope of this project following five ITS sub components are planned:
  •   1.  Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS)
  •   2.  Passenger Information System (PIS)
  •   3.  GPS based AVL or Automatic Vehicle location (AVL)
  •   4.  Monitoring center to track and monitor bus movement at BRT corridor
  •   5.  Fiber Optics Communication network
  • Consultancy studies financed partly through GEF grants

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Procurement Plan


Project: Intelligent Transport System for Mysore

Implementing agency: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)

Project Brief

Implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems is a pioneering effort by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in providing dynamic information of bus routes to the passengers which in turn will improve bus operations and provide the commuters with ‘on line’ information. The project will help in improving efficiency, safety, cost effectiveness and reliability of public transport, contributing in saving the environment from heavy vehicle pollution and ease congestion on city roads. KSRTC launched Intelligent Transport System Project in Mysore on 17th November, 2012 which is first of its kind in India.

KSRTC has implemented Intelligent Transport System Project at Mysore City under GEF-SUTP Programme. The Intelligent Transport System Project implemented at Mysore addresses the critical issue of road congestion by offering state-of-art technologies and attractive, convenient, comfortable, value added services to encourage the usage of bus services against individual personal vehicles. The ITS will encourage use of public transport and reduce the use of personal vehicles. This significantly contributes to saving the environment from heavy vehicle pollution and reducing congestion on city roads.

ITS (Intelligent Transport System) project is designed to improve operational and managerial efficiency in the bus transport system in Mysore city.


Key Objectives identified to address the business needs are:

  • To establish an intelligent system to improve quality & convenience of public transport system in Mysore city and ensure the delivery of safe, fair, reliable and environment-friendly transport system
  • To promote use of sustainable transport modes and enable commuters to make informed choices on travel modes by developing an integrated network in an effort to reduce passenger wait times
  • To optimize operations, improve fleet utilization, schedules, and vehicle availability with accurate information

Project Components

The Mysore BRTS ITS project has two important components;

  • Infrastructure related investments, partly financed with World Bank – GEF grant assistance.
  • Consultancy studies financed partly through GEF grants

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in order to improve their City Bus operations in Mysore has deployed an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for the complete city fleet of buses. The three broad objectives for commissioning the Mysore ITS Project were:

improve ridership,

provide better fleet management and

enhance the operational efficiency.

The main sub-systems of the project are:

  • Automatic Vehicle Location Information system (AVLS)
  • Passenger Information System (PIS)
  •   a. Information Display services: in-vehicle
  •   b. Information Display services: Bus stops
  •   c. Information Display services: Bus Stations / Terminals / Stands & platforms
  •   d. Information Display Services: Special locations
  • Automated Voice Announcement System
  • Central Control Station (CCS)
  • Enterprise Management System
  • MIS Reports

Activities in this sub-component include:

  • Establishing a centralized traffic control centre to handle the operational requirements of traffic management
  • Introducing GPS services in city bus fleet (500 buses) to monitor the bus movement
  • Introducing LED display boards at all the bus-stops (80 stops) of the city to provide real time information about bus operations
  • Introducing public information system (announcement system) inside 500 buses
  • Introducing commuting buses and smart cards to reduce the ticket transaction time
  • Introducing commuting buses and smart cards to reduce the ticket transaction time
  • Introducing information services to travelling passengers through SMS, PDA devices

Components View

The components can be summarized as below:

Procurement Plan

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Project Brief

Karnataka is one of the highly urbanized States in India. The mobility needs of people in urban areas in the state are met by various modes including public transport services provided by the State-owned operators. Hubli and Dharwad are twin cities separated by 20 km in the north Karnataka. The mobility profile of the cities show that 30 % of the mode share is in favour of public transport. However, it is also seen that there is a continuous increase of personal transport as a mode choice. The growth of personal vehicles in Hubli and Dharwad is at 14% per annum. The Government of Karnataka, has therefore, decided to implement Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) between twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad for a length of 22.5 km. The BRTS is proposed to be implemented in the corridor which also shows a good public transport patronage, with 1.7 lakh people using public transport every day for commuting between the twin cities.

The Government of Karnataka has set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), “Hubli – Dharwad BRTS Company Ltd.” for the purpose of implementing the project. The Hubli – Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC), Hubli – Dharwad Urban Development Authority (HDUDA) and North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) have a stake in the Company apart from Government of Karnataka.

The vision, mission and objectives of the Company are as follows:


To transform Hubli- Dharwad as the most livable and sustainable city in the region through creation of safe, affordable, reliable and world class bus rapid transit system, in which the citizens take pride.


The Company’s mission is to ensure successful implementation of the Hubli- Dharwad BRTS with world class standards by 2015 and subsequently deliver sustainable services.


  • To plan for the sustainable development of the city through the integration of land use and transport planning, in co-ordination with the Hubli- Dharwad Urban Development Authority.
  • To promote transit-oriented development through mixed land use, neighbourhood accessibility planning and appropriate regulations in co-ordination with the concerned authorities.
  • To make public transport a preferred choice of the citizens through focus on commuter comfort, convenience, safety and affordability, in co-ordination with NWKRTC.
  • To develop a full-fledged mass transit network and service systems by integration of trunk and feeder services, so as to meet a range of travel demand.
  • To promote walking and cycling as preferred modes for short distances and to improve the quality of the related infrastructure in association with the Hubli- Dharwad Municipal Corporation.
  • To develop and maintain interchanges and terminals with modern amenities so as to ensure seamless transfers between different modes.
  • To operate the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) between the cities of Hubli and Dharwad efficiently and economically, and consistently ensure compliance to service levels.
  • To use Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to ensure efficient planning, scheduling and operations of BRT and feeder services; better traffic management and provision of passenger information services.
  • To promote and catalyze economic development in the region
  • To build capacities within the city for professional planning and management of urban transport and urban planning.
  • To promote awareness and education that creates a positive influence on the people’s travel behaviour towards sustainability.
  • To promote participation of citizens in the planning process.

Project Components :

The Hubli – Dharwad BRTS project has two important components;

  • Infrastructure related investments, financed partly with World Bank – GEF assistance.
  • Consultancy studies financed partly through GEF grants

Procurement Plan

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Environmental Audit Report

  • Environmental Audit Report

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Resettlement Action Plan for Mitra Samaj

  • Resettlement Action Plan for Mitra Samaj  

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  • EMP Addendum-Mitra Samaj  

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Project: Bus Rapid Transit System for Naya Raipur

Implementing agency: Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA)

Project Brief

Naya Raipur is a New City planned and being developed for the capital functions of the State of Chhattisgarh, in an area of 80.13 sq km. for a population of 5.6 lakh by the year 2031, in three phases. It is located at a distance of about 17 km in the south-east of the city Raipur. The city would also serve as an engine of growth for the region and create new job opportunities. Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) has been constituted by Government of Chhattisgarh for the planning and development of the New City. It will also be responsible for the management and urban governance of Naya Raipur till a sustainable population is in place and an Urban Local Body is constituted. In the Naya Raipur Development Plan – 2031, the transport system development policy gives thrust to the mass public transport system.

In the year 2008, initiative was taken to plan for a Bus Based Transport System for providing connectivity between Raipur and Naya Raipur. IDFC limited Bangalore was appointed to prepare a DPR for bus services on PPP format. In the mean time, Naya Raipur was selected as a demonstration city under the GEF – The World Bank assisted Sustainable Urban Transport Program sponsored by MoUD GoI. Three BRT corridors are planned:

Corridor 1: Naipur Railway Station – NH6 – Capitol Complex in Naya Raipur (24.7 km)

Corridor 2: Kabir Nagar (Raipur) – NH 43 – Capitol Complex in Naya Raipur (37.5 km)

Corridor 3: Mostly in the median of the main east-west axis of Naya Raipur, between National Highway (NH) 43 and NH 6 (17.8 km).

Project Components:

The Naya Raipur BRTS project has two important components;

  • Infrastructure related investments, financed with World Bank assistance.
  • Consultancy studies financed partly through GEF grants

Components of Proposed Naya Raipur Project

Project Component Modified Plan
1. BRT Corridors and service BRT lite corridor-I (from Raipur Railway Station to Mantralaya Naya Raipur – 25 km) BRT lite corridor-III (spinal road Naya Raipur – 18 km)Normal City Bus Service in corridor-II (Kabir Nagar Raipur to Mantralaya Naya Raipur – 38 km)Normal City Bus Services to begin with the inauguration of the Mantralaya at Naya Raipur.
2. Development of new roads identified in Naya Raipur (approximately 7 km) 6.50 km
3. Development of Cycle Tracks and Pedestrian Walkways (approximately 36 km) 31.50 km
4. Development of Bus Stops/ Bus Shelters Bus shelters are planned along the median in Naya Raipur.
5. Development of 2 Bus Terminal (Interface point) in Raipur  
6. Development of Bus Depot in Naya Raipur Bus Depot and the Control & Information Centre for ITS is proposed to be developed

Procurement Plan

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Project: Bus Rapid Transit System for Pimpri-Chinchwad

Implementing agency: Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC)

Project Brief

Pimpri-Chinchwad, one of the most important cities, not only in Maharashtra but also in the country, growing exponentially over a period of time, with a strong co-relation with industrial activities. The population, which has grown from 26,000 to about a million in last five decades, is likely to touch a mark of three million in next two decades. The city, which had been developed as a supporting township for the city of Pune for its industrial activities has since emerged as an alternative in its own right. Growth drivers of the city are slowly getting diversified and steadily shifting towards new clusters such as Chakan, Talegaon, Talawade IT Park, etc from Pune city. It’s a ‘Rise of the City’.

In 2005, Government of India (GoI) inaugurated the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) to fund the infrastructure projects to the 63 mission cities. Pimpri Chinchwad is among the mission cities for the development of the infrastructure project in Water Sector, Sewerage Sector, Solid Waste management and road infrastructure sector. Under JnNURM, Pimpri Chinchwad has received project approval of Rs. 738 Cr. for implementing the BRT services on four corridors of Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP). As an outcome of the study, 10 BRT corridors & 4 feeder routes were identified for implementation. The detailed map of the identified BRT and feeder routes are indicated in the map below.

Proposed BRT Program in Pimpri - Chinchwad :

The following four BRT corridors are being established in the first phase:

  • Consultancy studies financed partly through GEF grants

Components of Proposed Naya Raipur Project

Old NH-4 (Mumbai-Pune road),

Aundh-Rawet road,

Nashik Phata to Wakad,

Kalewadi to Dehu-Alandi road,

The first two corridors have been initially sanctioned by JnNURM. Most of the civil works on the old NH-4 have been completed, and construction of the Aundh-Rawet Road is underway. Corridors 3 and 4 were sanctioned subsequently and have been included for financing under the SUTP project.

World Bank Supported Project

Corridors 3 and 4 have a Right-of-Way of 45 meters. The typical cross section will include a segregated bus way in the middle, and two mixed-traffic lanes (plus a service road, footpath and a bikeway) on either side. Corridors 3 and 4 have a length of 8.0 km and 11.2 km, respectively. Each of them includes a major structure crossing a river, the railway and NH-4.

Project Components:

The Pimpri Chinchwad BRTS project has two important components;

  • Infrastructure related investments, financed with World Bank assistance - Construction of two new road-cum-BRT corridors (19 km)
  • Consultancy studies financed partly through GEF grants - Technical assistance and capacity building, including Preparation of Accessibility plan for access to BRTS stations, Parking Policy and Master Plan and Promotions and Outreach, Transport planning and BRT service plan, assistance to build up the proposed BRT cell, capacity building and training for PCMC staff.
  • Public Consultation:

  • Social Impact Assessment (SIA) :

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) :

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Procurement Plan

  • For Consultancy services under SUTP GEF Grant

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Mysore : Public Bike Sharing (PBS)

Project: Grant

Project Brief

The project entails setting up a public high end bike sharing scheme within Mysore and its operations & maintenance by the vendor for a 6 year period including the time required for mobilization and system installation not exceeding one year from the date of awarding the contract. The RFP is due to be floated within May 2015.

MCC has agreed to be the implementing agency for this activity with a committee for managing the overall administration of the project. The proposed committee will be headed by the Deputy Commissioner, Mysore.

Project Components:

The total project capital cost and operating cost for one year is estimated to be roughly Rs. 80 million and after budgeting an additional amount for technical assistance and capacity building a total GEF grant amount of $1.6 million have been recommended for allocation to the Project.

  • The project includes 550 bikes (530 normal and 20 geared), 52 docking stations and a central control centre.



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