Sustainable Urban Transport Project to Be the Way Forward for Atal Nagar

by Swapnil Jukunte Search Engine Marketing and Optimization Company

Talk about developing a utopian city in India and Atal Nagar is the first name to crop up in mind. Being developed as India’s first Greenfield smart cities, one of its first highlights is the implementation of Sustainable Urban Transport Project. Undertaken as a part of NUTP, this sustainable transport project aims to provide efficient mobility to people in the city, while being environmentally sustainable.

With Indian transportation being a major contributor to the rising air pollution level, Government of India recognised changing the transportation system as the need of the hour. Since Atal Nagar is one of the first cities to be developed on the model of smart city project in India, it is an apt choice for implementing the sustainable transportation plan.

The integrated transportation plan

Until now, the administration of city transportation is done through different modal administration agencies like city bus services, metro corporations, etc. However, the sustainable transport project in Atal Nagar will be controlled and managed through an integration of the environment with public transportation. It will also reflect an integration of different modes of transport in the city.

This project is a combination of smart transportation infrastructure, smart control, advanced solutions for IT along with high security and safety for commuters.

The installation of an integrated Command and Control Center is to ensure smart surveillance, transportation and citizen application.

Sustainable Urban Transport Project and Its Ideology

The project implementation is on two basic ideologies that aims to aid in sustainable growth of Atal Nagar.

·         User-friendly roads and lower pollution

Atal Nagar’s development plan is to make it a future IT hub catering to nation-wide industrial needs. Thus, this city is expected to be a thriving centre of job opportunities which will drive a huge population to settle there.

Given this, NRDA aims to provide the people with a sustainable commuting system while implementing this smart city project in India. It can efficiently serve the conveyance needs of a growing population without causing harm to the environment. It will make roads less congested and polluted through the construction of dedicated cycling lanes. It will also be employing vehicles with low GHG emissions for the purpose.

·         Improved communication through a reduction travel cost

Before the project implementation, it was difficult to take up intra or inter-city travel for residents in and around Atal Nagar. Since a majority of the population around it presently comprises rural people, their employment chances are affected by the availability of effective transportation.

To address this, NRDA has fixed a low bus fare for city travel. Besides, the cycling lanes mentioned above stretch up to the surrounding rural areas to provide for easy and convenient commuting.

Other noted features of this Sustainable Urban Transport Project that will pave the way for a sustainable city include –

·         A pre-booking facility for bus travel that will contain any rush or congestion.

·         Notification about bus timings, bus stops and other related information through a public announcement system.

·         Monitoring of routes through the GPRS vehicle tracking system.

These striking features of sustainable urban transportation pave the way for Atal Nagar to become a self-sustaining, environment-friendly city. It will, thus, be a significant contributor to realising the smart city project.


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