The Guidelines and Toolkits for Urban Transport Development were prepared by a Technical Assistance on Urban Transport Strategy (TA 4836-IND) funded by the Asian Development Bank for the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India. These documents are designed to help decision makers and practitioners in states and municipal governments who are concerned with urban transport development in medium-sized cities in India. In addition, officials within the central government may productively refer to these documents when appraising projects for funding by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The Guidelines and Toolkits were prepared under the direction of an Advisory Group on Urban Transport who gave valuable assistance and comments to the Consultant Team throughout the duration of the TA. Comments provided by the Sub-Groups at the Goa Workshop on Urban Transport Strategy held between 15 and 17 June 2008, were used for finalizing the guidelines and toolkits.