This technical assistance was to directly address the growing problem (in Rajkot) of managing the urban transport sector effectively. Rajkot’s urbanization continues unabated and delivering transport services effectively is now considered a major issue.
While the Indian Program: Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) makes provision for projects in the transport sector especially Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), this is limited to roads related infrastructure.
The Municipal Corporation of Rajkot would like to view transport through a more holistic lens, albeit with focus on public transport. Thus the pre-feasibility study in urban transport was to cover elements of infrastructure, institutional development/reform, effective management, policy and regulatory frameworks.