Mobility Plan for Chennai
CMDA to appoint a consultant to finalise a comprehensive mobility plan for Chennai
For comprehensive mobility plan (CMP) the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority is planning to appoint a consultant who can prepare a transport roadmap for the city till 2048. The proposed investment plan for the project is of around Rs 1.5 lakh crore.
The consulting firm that will be appointed will undertake extensive consultations with the stakeholders to finalise the CMP and prepare a capital investment plan for the Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (CUMTA) for the next three years. The consultant will also review findings of ‘Women and Bus Transportation in Chennai’, a study conducted by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), and outputs of State of Transport Survey that is currently proposed to be carried out parallelly.
The intention behind the plan is to comprehensively address the mobility needs of the city. For the same CUMTA will be responsible for coordinating and streamlining CMP proposals’ implementation through city agencies.
The stakeholders in the plan include CMDA, Greater Chennai Corporation, Traffic Police Department, Southern Railways, Metropolitan Transport Corporation, National Highways of India, State Highways Department of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure and Financial Services, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Road Transport Authority, TN Public Works Department, Smart City Limited and also academic experts involved in the study of mobility solutions for the city.