Guidelines for "scheme for urban transport planning" to provide for central financial assistance for comprehensive traffic and transportation planning, integrated land use and transport planning, complete mobility planning and preparation of detailed project reports, clean development mechanism etc. in all cities in India in line with National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) -2006.

Vision-2021 is to make Delhi a global metropolis and a world-class city, where all the people would be engaged in productive work with a better quality of life, living in a sustainable environment. This will, amongst other things, necessitate planning and action to meet the challenge of population growth and in- migration into Delhi; provision of

As per 2001 population census 285.35 million people reside in urban areas. It constitutes 27.8% of the total population of the country. In post-independence era while population of India has grown three times, the urban population has grown five times. The rising urban population has also given rise to increase in the number of urban poor.