National Urban Transport Policy
According to the Ministry, one major objective of NUTP â€“ 2006, is investing in transport systems that encourage greater use of public transport and non-motorized modes, instead of personal motor vehicles.
To ease congestion from roads, the Central Government is encouraging public transport, pedestrian and non-motorised transport in line with National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), 2006 for all the projects which are posed to the Central Government for Central financial assistance under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) etc.
Priority to NMT
Investing in transport systems that encourage greater use of public transport and non-motorized modes, instead of personal motor vehicles.
The Committee note that Government of India has formulated a National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) 2006 with its objective to ensure easily accessible, safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable and sustainable mobility for all. It focuses inter alia on integrated land use and transport planning, more equitable allocation of road space, greater use of public transport and non-motorized vehicles, road safety, establishing knowledge management and promoting cleaner technologies. Appreciably, it underlines the need to 'Move People â€“ Not vehicles.
Encourage greater use of public transport and non-motorized modes by offering Central financial assistance for this purpose. Promote Non-Motorized Vehicles (NMV) by creating facilities for safe use of such modes and its integration with public transport systems.