About Us

Knowledge Management Centre (KMC) is a learning repository of information, data base, news and updates that can be effectively utilized by all the stakeholders such as Government, Business, Consultants, Academia, Citizens, Policy makers, Industry, Consultancy & Research community working in the domain of urban transport. The portal is expected to facilitate systematic collection, assimilation, transformation, loading, interpretation and analysis of data in evolving future policies, programs and strategies besides enhancing the level of awareness of citizens on urban transport matters.

KMC is envisaged to achieve certain specific objectives that are related to the different stakeholders as mentioned above. These are:

Knowledge and learning platform:
KMC shall act as a national knowledge and learning platform for diverse set of users in transportation ecosystem with just-in-time knowledge sharing with these users.

Decision Support System for policy makers:
KMC shall not only provide hands on information availability shall also act as a decision support system for policy makers. KMC shall aid decision-making / benchmarking / cross-referencing / academic research / business / industry / consultants, who can make better plans, devise more efficient schemes, make more rational priorities for public expenditure and so on. The objective also extends to academic researchers who can benefit from KMC to produce high quality empirical research. Similarly, businesses / industry / consultancy can benefit from the knowledge base.

Aligning the policy, plans, and programs with emerging situations:
The components of KMC that shall help in achieving this objective includes, updated & analysed transportation data of cities, best practices, information on technology and vendor options & existing rules, policies, Acts, byelaws, standards and guidelines.

Conducting & facilitating meaningful research:
This shall aid diverse stakeholders in efficient and effective performance delivery in the transportation ecosystem.

Converting unstructured information into organized output:
KMC shall support in organizing and summarizing the transportation related raw data into meaningful information for the stakeholders.

User-friendly modes of knowledge sharing outputs:
Delivery of knowledge outputs in form of thematic maps, graphs and tables etc.
Provide interactive platform for users of various spectrums dealing with urban transport issues.
KMC shall help the afore-stated stakeholders in various stages of design, development, implementation or operations to make timely decisions based on documented best practices and vast correlative data available on KMC platform. The knowledge data base shall also extend enormous support to policy makers to design national or regional policies for transportation based on scientifically catalogued datasets offering dimensions of analysis which are key to city transportation system operations and design and research requirements.

The Ministry of Urban Development is the apex authority of Government of India at the national level to formulate policies, sponsor and support programme, coordinate the activities of various Central Ministries, State Governments and other nodal authorities and monitor the programmes concerning all the issues of urban development in the country.

The Ministry was constituted on 13th May, 1952 when it was known as the Ministry of Works, Housing & Supply. Subsequently it was renamed as Ministry of Works & Housing when a separate Ministry of Supply came up. The name of the Ministry was changed to Ministry of Urban Development in September, 1985 in recognition of the importance of urban issues.

As per Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961, planning and coordination of urban transport systems with technical planning of rail based systems as well as tramways including elevated high speed trams within municipal limits or any other contiguous zone fall under the purview of this ministry besides various other activities.

For more information please visit http://moud.gov.in

Urban Transport Wing : http://moud.gov.in/division_work_allocation/urbantransport

Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India (GoI) has initiated the Sustainable urban transport Project (SUTP) with support of Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP and the World Bank to foster a long-term partnership between GoI and State/local governments in the implementation of a greener environment under the ambit of the NUTP. The aim of the project is to achieve a paradigm shift in India’s urban transport systems in favour of sustainable development. The project’s development objective (PDO) is to promote environmentally sustainable urban transport in India and to improve the usage of environment-friendly transport modes through demonstration projects in selected cities. One of the tasks assigned under the SUTP is to setup a Knowledge Management Center (KMC) as a learning repository including a data base.

For more information please visit http://sutpindia.com

The Institute of urban transport (India) is a premier professional non-profit making organization under the purview of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India (MoUD). The National urban transport Policy (NUTP), 2006 has empowered IUT to serve as a National Level Facility for continuous advice and guidance on the principles of sustainable urban transport. The objective of the Institute is to promote, encourage and coordinate the state of the art of urban transport including planning, development, operation, education, research and management at the national level.

The Institute has been nominated as the project monitoring unit for Component 1A of the SUTP. IUT is responsible for overseeing the preparation of the training modules, subject toolkits and conduct training of 1000 city officials in urban transport. It is also managing the knowledge management portal of the Ministry of Urban Development.

For more information please visit http://iutindia.org