The Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India formulated National Urban Transport Policy, 2006 with broad objective to ensure safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable and sustainable access for public transport to the commuters within cities. One of the objectives is to "enabling the establishment of quality focused multi-modal public transport systems that are well integrated, providing seamless travel across modes." The choice between public transport and personalized mode is an individual decision depending on trip length, duration, route, purpose, fare, parking facilities, convenient and comfort. It is further influenced by Govt. policies and Urban Local Body (ULB) decisions priority.
- NBM&CW June 2009