INSTITUTE OF URBAN TRANSPORT (INDIA) was established in May, 1997
as a premier professional non-profit making organization and registered under the
Societies Registration Act. The members of the Institute comprises of Academicians,
Architects, Economists, Engineers, Transport Planners, Town Planners and professionals
from various disciplines. The Institute has as on 29th July, 2010, 57 institutional
members and 1131 individual members. The Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development,
Government of India, is the ex-officio President of the Institute and its Governing
Council has members from various premier organizations connected with Urban Transport.
The Institute has Chapters at Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Roorkee.
It is managing National Urban Transport Information Centre (NUTIC) established by
the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India (GoI), to compile
a reliable and comprehensive database for proper planning and policy making at the
government level as also in the conduct of meaningful research. The Institute is
striving to serve as a storehouse of information on urban transport and act as a
comprehensive repository of the best practices in the field.
The Institute, with active support and guidance of the MoUD, GoI has been actively
involved in a variety of professional activities to promote and develop the state-of-the-art
Urban Transport in the country. The National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) issued
by Government of India in April 2006, empowered IUT to serve as a National Level
Facility for continuous advice and guidance on the principles of sustainable urban
transport. Responsibilities includes Capacity Building Program, creating a knowledge
management center to build up a database, research, preparation of toolkits, training
and skill development of public officials.