Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) are jointly implementing the “Integrated Sustainable Urban Transport Systems for Smart Cities (SMART-SUT)” project commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The objective of the project is to improve the planning and implementation of sustainable urban transport in selected Indian cities. The implementation focuses on national, state and city level capacity building initiatives with key focus on the pilot cities of Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, and Kochi.

Under the ongoing technical cooperation project with MoHUA, SMART-SUT is working on multiple activities with its partner states, cities and institutions. The key supporting activities include –

  • Development and implementation of customized capacity development measures and institutionalizing them in local training institutions
  • Enhancing peer-to-peer learning, knowledge exchange, and support in state-wide campaigns on sustainable urban transport
  • Support partner institutions in city-wide planning and projects/measures
  • Support the State departments in conducting policy-oriented research, development of replication mechanisms and data management strategies

SMART-SUT projects aim to address diverse range of urban transport issues such as non-motorized transport, public transport improvement, road safety, multi-modal transport, electric mobility, data analytics, mobility as a service and so on.