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माननीय प्रधानमंत्री ने राष्ट्र की स्वतंत्रता के 75 वर्ष पूर्ण हो जाने पर वर्ष 2022 तक सभी के लिए आवास की परिकल्पना की है। इस उद्येश्य की प्राप्ति के लिए केन्द्र सरकार ने एंक व्यापक मिशन "2022 तक सबके लिए आवास" शुरू किया है। 25 जून 2015 को प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने इस बहुप्रतीक्षित योजना को प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना के नाम से प्रारम्भ किया है।
Hon’ble Prime Minister envisioned housing for All by 2022 when the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence. In order to achieve this objective, Central Government has launched a comprehensive mission “Housing for All by 2022”. This much awaited scheme has been launched by the Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi on 25th June, 2015 as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

2017-07-19

Transit Oriented Development Policy: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Transit Oriented Development Policy

(a) whether transit oriented development policy has been formulated and if so, the salient features thereof; 
(b) whether the Government has interacted with the State Governments, think tanks and researchers to make this policy more comprehensive and effective and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government had made an endeavour to study related policies of the other countries and if so, the details thereof;

(d) whether the Government has started taking steps to implement this policy and if so, the status of the implementation process; and
(e) if not, the time by which the Government is expected to start the same?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 688                ANSWERED ON: 19.07.2017

Transit Oriented Development Policy
MAHEISH GIRRI

Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION be pleased to state:-

Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether transit oriented development policy has been formulated and if so, the salient features thereof; 
(b) whether the Government has interacted with the State Governments, think tanks and researchers to make this policy more comprehensive and effective and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government had made an endeavour to study related policies of the other countries and if so, the details thereof;
(d) whether the Government has started taking steps to implement this policy and if so, the status of the implementation process; and
(e) if not, the time by which the Government is expected to start the same?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING & URBAN AFFAIRS
(RAO INDERJIT SINGH)
(a) Yes, Madam. The National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy has been formulated. The TOD policy aims to promote planned and sustainable urban centers with high density, mixed land-use within an influence zone of 500-800 meters of mass transit stations. The policy aims to enable transformation of cities from private vehicle dependent development to public transport oriented development, promote the use of public transport by making it accessible, and at the same time curb pollution and other negative externalities of personal vehicles. 

(b) National level and city specific consultation workshops on TOD were held in December 2013, September 2015, February 2016 and March 2016. These workshops were attended by experts, academicians, consultants & state/city officials. A national workshop was also held in Delhi on 28 February 2017 wherein the draft policy was deliberated at length with the State Government/ UT officials. 
c) TOD designs and policies of Arlington (USA), Virginia (USA), Curitiba (Brazil), Hong Kong and Singapore were studied. 
(d) & (e): The National TOD policy is a guidance document and has been circulated to all States/ UTs as a template to develop State/ UT/city specific TOD policies. States/ UT may develop, notify and formulate suitable regulations for implementing their policy.

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Source: Loksabha
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