Transport Policy

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

Consultancy Services for Climate Friendly Interventions, Policies, Capacity Building and Sustainable Governance under UK-KMC MoU on Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Kolkata

Client: Department for International Development (DFID) and PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited (PwC)
Project Description: The Department for International Development (DFID) is the UK Ministry that manages Britains aid to poor countries and works to alleviate world poverty. DFID is working to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the international targets agreed by the United Nations (UN) to halve world poverty by 2015. KMC is committed to play a leading role in mainstreaming the low carbon and climate change resilient interventions in the city as it has the widest interface with the citizens and constitutional mandates to ensure a better place of living for them. DFID's support to KMC requires consultancy service to help KMC in achieving low carbon and climate resilient development in the city.

Energy Efficiency: Bhutan.

Client: The Asian Development Bank and Ernst & Young LLP
Project Description:
Review the detailed feasibility study of electric/hybrid cars in Bhutan which will be prepared by EY team.
Propose policy instrument related to transport sector.
Identify and analyse other recommendations for EE improvement in transport sector and present cost effectiveness/cost benefit analysis of each recommendations, guidelines and instruments where relevant.
Attend calls, meetings and workshops conducted by ADB/EY (as may be required)
Update EY on the progress of the work on a monthly basis (through email)
Submit quarterly progress reports to EY

Evolving Campaign Strategies for Promoting Sustainable Transport in Delhi

Client: Shakti Foundation
Project Description: This project aims to initiate projects/ campaigns that will create popular demand for sustainable transport projects in Delhi. The project would involve a series of stakeholder consultations with a coalition of people committed to the idea of sustainable transport as well as studying various kinds of initiatives undertaken across the world, to identify the best suited projects for Delhi. iTrans would also be involved in identifying the best partner for each of the strategy identified and in preparing a detailed RFP for each of the strategies.

Grant awarded by Climateworks Foundation for Ecomobility readiness assessment in collaboration with International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives-South Asia

Client: ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability
Project Description:
Review of similar tools used being used around the world for evaluation of pedestrian, cycling and NMT infrastructure
Preparation of Readiness assessment tool based on the findings from the review
Support to ICLEI Local- Governments for Sustainability- South Asia for completing the readiness assessment of various cities across India using readiness assessment tool
Analysis of the findings from readiness assessment tool to provide set of recommendations for improvement of NMT infrastructure in cities.

Eco-Mobility Initiatives

Client: Shakti Foundation
Partners in the Project: ICLEI - South Asia, Indian Heritage Cities Network
Project Description: The project aims to assess the preparedness of Indian cities for undertaking eco-mobility initiatives. In light of the various initiatives proposed at the national and sub-national level in India, it is vital that such information be available in a consolidated manner to give a proper picture of the situation at the ground level. iTrans work in this project would most prominently involve creating a readiness assessment tool for Non-Motorised transport at the city level; selection of cities to be evaluated; doing an assessment of the selected cities and making a generic policy road map for the various NMT initiatives for the cities evaluated.

Institutional and Financial Restructuring of Road works in Delhi

Client: Delhi Finance Commision (Fourth)
Partners in the Project: Shiromay Tyagi & Co., Delhi
Project Description: The study involves studying the existing Institutional arrangement, Financial structuring and the bye-laws for the construction and maintenance of roads in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. A questionnaire survey will be carried out with the various civic bodies responsible, like the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Central Public Works Department (CPWD). Based on the performance of each of these bodies and international best practices a restructuring of institutional arrangements and finances for roads in NCT will be recommended.

Haryana Vision 2030-Urban Transport

Client: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gurgaon
Project Description: Haryana Vision 2030 is a document that will assess the needs of the state in key infrastructure and social sectors. iTrans is involved in the urban transport infrastructure component of the project which requires providing guidelines for the urban transport policy of Haryana, benchmarking existing infrastructure and assessing future infrastructure requirements, cost estimates and funding options including possibility of PPP for the infrastructure proposed, suggesting institutional and governance reforms required in urban transport sector of the state.

Technical assistance in Urban Transport sector for Phase-2 of the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)

Client: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Partners in the Project: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gurgaon
Project Description: Supporting JNNURM states and cities in reviewing the DPRs, ensuring high quality of ongoing construction works, providing other technical guidance, improving capacities at city and state level on project design and implementation relating to urban transport including roads and bridges and quality assurance in various tasks of the JNNURM funded projects

Business Plan for the Institute of Urban Transport (IUT)-India

Client: United Nations Development Program Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Partners in the Project: Deloitte Touche Tomatsu India Pvt. Ltd
Project Description: The study involves preparation of a Business plan for IUT taking into consideration its present status and future goals. This includes articulating IUTís vision and value proposition through stakeholder consultation, review of its current activities and capacities and identifying areas in which IUT should operate to provide beneficial services to the urban transport community without becoming a consultancy. The business plan also includes a competitive strategy for IUT to be financially sustainable as an organisation and develop an implementation plan for the same.

Low Carbon Transport in India

Client: UNEP RISO Centre, Denmark
Project Description: The project was to organize a workshop to develop a strategy on low carbon transport interventions needed in India. This would lead to initiation of low-carbon transport projects in 4 Indian cities with I-Trans an implementing partner.

Bicycle Partnership Programme

Client: Interface for Cycling Expertise(I-ce) Netherlands
Project Description: Coordination with I-ce, The Netherlands for bicycle promotion, planning and implementation of Bicycle Master, and bicycle friendly designs in the cities of Delhi, Pune and Nanded.

Status of Two and Three Wheelers in India

Client: ITDP and ICCT, United States
Project Description: The project involves the study of existing scenario of two and three wheelers in India under various heads like their ownership, regulations, designs, traffic congestion caused, safety issues and pollution impacts. Based on the findings, recommendations for their safe and efficient usage in the future are given.

Bicycling in Asia

Client: Interface for Cycling Expertise, Netherlands
Project Description: The project was to develop a position paper on cycling in Asia and involved hosting a workshop, inviting papers and collating them into a comprehensive status of cycling in Asia, the trends and the future policy recommendations.