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Unified Transport Authority for Metropolitan Cities
The National Urban Transport Policy envisages the setting up of a Unified Metropolitan Transport Agency in million plus cities. This is one of the conditions for sanction of buses for urban transport under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Mission.

The Government has formulated the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), 2006 which envisages setting up of Unified Metropolitan Transport Agency (UMTA) in all million plus cities.

Notifications/orders have been issued for creation of UMTA for the cities of Chennai, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Mysore, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Puri, Bhubaneshwar and Kohima by the concerned State Governments. This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development, Shri Saugata Roy in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

Setting up of Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) for million plus cities is one of the reforms conditions of sanction of buses for urban transport under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Mission (JNNURM) to be implemented by States/UTs/ULBs.

No city or State has asked for any funding from Govt. of India for setting of UMTA, the Minister said.

Source: Press Information Bureau