Leaders Forum


Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) as part of its capacity building program under Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) aims at improving the capacities of the government officials and decision makers in the urban transport sector to appreciate urban transport in all its dimensions and develop the skills for undertaking urban transport planning and management in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) will be funding a total of 200 officials for training under Leaders’ program. Apart from this various other workshops are being conducted under capacity building component of SUTP.


  • Bus Operations - the event was held from 18th to 21st April 2011. A total of 27 participants from various organizations participated, which included stakeholders at the State Government level, public transport management officials, local government, planners, policy makers, regulators (police department), etc. The topics covered in the programme included Role of Buses in Urban Transport, Internals Reforms and City bus Operations, Bus Operations Planning, National reforms in city bus operations, Contracting and tendering for bus operations, Bus infrastructure and priority for buses, Policy reforms under JnNURM for bus operations, Performance Monitoring System and Vehicles, Technology and Financial Analysis.

  • Public Transport - A 5-day workshop on "Public Transport" was held on 11-15 July 2011 in Goa. The main objective of this workshop was to spread awareness about the importance of public transport in the city's transport sector. The workshop also aimed at providing participants exposure to aspects related to role and importance of public transport, environmental aspects of PT, facilities for NMVs, financing of Public Transport, implementing urban rail and bus projects in India, planning of BRT etc. The program was attended by 30 participants from 19 different cities belonging to state transport agencies as well as municipal corporations.

  • Marketing and Communications Workshop for PT Projects - The workshop was held on 25th - 26th August 2011, in Jaipur. The objective of the workshop was to spread awareness regarding the subject of Marketing and Communications for Public Transportation Projects, which generally is not being given much importance as of now. The workshop saw participation of around 25 officials belonging to various state road transport agencies, municipal corporations, development authorities and metro rail corporations.

  • Comprehensive Mobility Plan – a 5 day workshop from 10th to 14th October 2011 at Ahmadabad in association with CEPT University, Ahmadabad. The workshop was attended by about 22 participants from various Municipal Corporations, Development Authorities, and Consultancies.

  • Mobility issues of Hilly town – the program was held from 2nd to 4th November 2011 at Gangtok. The program was attended by 22 participants who were trained on Special requirements of mobility planning for hill towns, Parking and Non-Motorized Transportation in hill towns Intermediate Public Transport and Mobility Issues, Technology & Mass transit options, Institutional Framework and financing

  • Strengthening collaborations for Sustainable Urban Mobility (Interaction with NGOs /Civil Society Organisations) - the program was held from 13th to 14th February 2012 at Pune to sensitize delegates to the different points of view about urban transportation policies and projects, work approaches of different organizations, and to explore issues and collaborations towards making sustainable urban transportation systems a reality in Indian cities. The workshop was attended by Shri BI Singal, ex-Director General, Institute of Urban Transport, members of SUM Net, as well as representatives from CSE, ICLEI (both from Delhi), and Janwani, Pedestrians First, Save Pune Traffic Movement, Pune Cycle Pratishthan and PVP College of Architecture (all from Pune).

  • Interactive program to develop a “Resource Generation Policy” for Cities and States – the program was held from 2nd to 3rd April, 2012 at New Delhi and covered subjects such as UTF, need to create absorptive capacity at city/ state level for undertaking projects, legislative framework, TOD etc.

  • Training programme on Institutional Framework – the program was held from 26th to 27thApril 2012 at Hyderabad and was attended by more than 30 participants which included city and state officials from various states across the country. The key topics of discussion were UMTA, UMTA Act, case studies etc.

This is a platform for exchange of views on Urban Transport.

This forum is created with an aim for the free exchange of ideas and thoughts from the participants undergoing / undergone training with support from MoUD, Govt officials and various other Transport Professionals and Students. It will provide an opportunity for participants to post questions and get the answer from transport experts/ professionals and discuss with flow participants.


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