AIR QUALITY-FAVOURED SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION: CASE OF CHENNAI CITY

K. Kumar, R. Meena and V. Kumar, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, India

ABSTRACT

Drawing heavily upon the experience of having implemented the UNCHS-UNDP- assisted Sustainable Chennai Project (SChP) in 1997-2000; Chennai is forging ahead with promotion of sustainable urban mobility (SUM). One of the three key environmental management issues taken up under the SChP was "Reduction of Traffic Congestion and Improving Air Quality in the Chennai Metr