Cities in the terai of eastern Nepal have developed in a haphazard manner, resulting in environmental degradation, poor transport management and land use. Biratnagar Submetropolitan City (BSC), located in the terai, has been designated as a regional economic centre, a model for future city development. IMC is preparing a comprehensive urban transport and land use strategy for BSC that addresses the requirements of different urban transport users with regard to affordability, accessibility, safety and sustainability. We are consulting stakeholders, carrying out surveys and transport demand modelling in order to identify necessary interventions.
Urban Transport Planning and Management
Asian Development Bank
Regional Director, Asiasuraj.email@example.com
November 13, 2015