Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a globally recognised approach for achieving sustainability through land-use-transportation integration. It can be used effectively to create high density, compact neighbourhoods supported by public transit, to reduce the dependence on private vehicles and the resulting pollution and congestion. Rapid economic development in globalised India has led to an immense pressure on the urban infrastructure of the country. With an ever growing population, the country needs to manage its growth through sustainable practices of land use and transportation. The Ministry of Urban Development's (MoUD) National Smart City Mission presents a timely opportunity and support for many cities to adopt TOD as an approach to address some pressing issues of housing, mobility and infrastructure that Indian cities are struggling with.
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) engaged in a research study on Transit Oriented Development for Indian Smart Cities for several months. As the name suggests, this research looks at the opportunities and challenges in operationalising TOD in Indian Smart Cities. Through this website you can access: