Nepal: Urban transport planning and management

IMC had assisted Biratnagar Submetropolitan City in developing a comprehensive urban transport and land use strategy, and enhancing institutional capacity for urban transport planning and management.

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.

Project Name

Urban Transport Planning and Management

project status

Completed, 2012-2014


Asian Development Bank

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contact person

Suraj Rana

Regional Director, Asia
last updated

June 11, 2019