Urban Transportation in Indian Cities provides 13 examples of initiatives to improve service delivery of urban transport. For each, the study features a description of the project, success factors, budgetary implications, performance, impact, challenge and lessons learned.

Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Indian Cities showcases 10 examples of good practices across various sub-themes in the water and sanitation sector, including governance and institutional strengthening; information management; environmental sustainability; community participation; and financial sustainability.

The present study documents ten urban transport initiatives / projects undertaken or are being undertaken in ten cities of India. It covers four Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) projects of Ahmedabad, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur; five modern city bus services of Jalandhar, Jabalpur, Surat, Vadodara and Jalgaon; and multilevel underground parking project of Kolkata.

Complex procedures for obtaining water and sewerage connections in urban areas are some of the impediments towards achieving universal access to the services. There are not many analytical studies undertaken to assess the procedures for obtaining new water
and sewerage connections and the time taken for accessing the same.

This paper aims at discussing some of the important issues relating to sustainable urban form that would lead to sustainable urban development with possible references to India. The paper is based on available literature and secondary data. The paper is divided in two parts. The first part deals with the concept of sustainable development and its implications for urban areas.

Under the new industrial policy announced in 2002 and the export-import policy announced thereafter, SEZs have been sought to be created in several parts of the country for promoting industrial production and export growth. Their strategic view was looking to target foreign investors in combination with domestic suppliers, in order to make major inroads into world markets. SEZ Act, 2005 was passed by Parliament in May 2005 and received Presidential assent on 23rd June 2005. A large number SEZs have been given in-priniciple approvals, in different parts of India.

In order to support the required level of economic activities in urban areas it is imperative to maintain the mobility of people by providing reliable, comfortable and sustainable transport network so that the people could easily access to their work places, educational centers, recreational places etc.