India New TOD Policy (2017)

    This new national policy from India's Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs focuses on implementing TOD-style urban development within a 500-800m influence area around rapid transit stations. The objectives are:


    • To promote the use of public transport by developing high density zones in the influence area
    • To provide all the basic needs of work/ job, shopping, public amenities, entertainment in the influence zone with mixed land-use development, reducing the need for travel.
    • To establish a dense road network within the development area for safe and easy movement and connectivity of NMT
    • To achieve reduction in the private vehicle ownership, traffic and associated parking demand.
    • To develop inclusive habitat in the influence area so that the people dependent on public transport can live in the livable communities within walking distance of stations.
    • To integrate the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and affordable housing in the influence zone by allocating a prescribed proportion of built-up area for them in the total housing supply.
    • To provide all kinds of recreational/entertainment/ open spaces, required for a good quality of life in the influence area.
    • To ensure development of safe society with special attention to safety of women, children, senior citizen and differently abled
    • To prevent urban sprawl by accommodating the growing population in a compact area with access to the transit corridor, which would also consolidate investments and bring down the infrastructure cost for development.
    • To reduce carbon footprints by shifting towards environmentally friendly travel options for the line haul as well as for access and egress trips.