Study Tour on Sustainable Transport in London, Bogota and Mexico City
From Paddington Station to Metrobus, Indian delegates learn about international best practices of mass transit, cycling and walking.
Published on Oct 7 2010

Indian delegates learn about Bogota's Transmilenio BRT system. Photo by CST-India.

Senior government officials from India visited London, Bogota and Mexico City to experience, learn and understand innovations in sustainable transport on a study tour organized by EMBARQ on September 26 to October 6.

The selected cities of the study tour are known for their efficient mass transit systems, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and systems integration. The itinerary included visits to bus and train stations, metro and trolley rides, and walking tours. Experts also gave presentations on solutions like congestion charging, Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) and integrated ticketing.

The study tour is a component of the Sustainable Urban Transportation Project (SUTP), a partnership between the Government of India (GoI), Global Environment Facility (GEF), The World Bank and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The project supports the implementation of India's National Urban Transport Policy, which was issued by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in April 2006.

The delegation included about 30 officials from different city and state governments, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Urban Development. In Colombia and Mexico, the delegation was led by Prof. Saugata Roy, the Minister of State for Urban Development.

To read the full trip report, download the PDF below.

Trip Report.pdf1.18 MB