Urban transport: standing committee on urban development (2008-2009)

The Ministry of Urban Development is the nodal Ministry for planning and coordination of Urban Transport matters at the central level. Urban Transport is not defined in the Constitution as a separate subject and the allocation of subjects between Central and State List is mode-wise. However, since Urban Transport is completely intertwined with Urban Development, which is State responsibility, Urban Transportation is primarily a State subject. Accordingly, major responsibility for Urban Transport infrastructure and service delivery rests with State Governments and urban local bodies.