Vijay Anadkat

 

Name

Vijay Anadkat

Company

WRI

Area of expertise

Sustainable Urban Mobility

Brief Profile of Speaker (incl photograph)

Vijay is fellow work at WRI-India. He helps to Gujarat Urban Development, Govt of Gujarat to plan and execute Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transportation (AMRUT)  mission projects for 31 cities & Smart City for six cities. Besides, he helps State to implement city bus services, Non Motorized Transport (NMT) and Bus Rapid Transport Service (BRTS) projects in different Cities of Gujarat

Earlier, Vijay worked as City Engineer (Special) and Head, JnNURM at Rajkot Municipal Corporation, Rajkot (Gujarat-India) for more than two decades. During that, he had been also deputed to UNDP as well as Urban Development Department, Government of Gujarat for three years.

 

He had prepared and implemented Rajkot City Development Plan, Rajkot City Mobility Plan, Rajkot Poverty Alleviation Plan, and Detailed Project Reports for Rajkot BRTS, Water supply, sewerage and Solid Waste Management. He had successfully planned and executed Rajkot BRTS phase-1 of 10.70 kms length. The first phase is fully operationalised and average 14,000 passengers are travelling every day. Before that he made successful efforts to start city bus service at Rajkot as well as Gandhinagar (Gujarat).

He opted for volunteer retirement from RMC and worked with CEPT University Ahmedabad as Assistant Professor for more than one year. Here, he has taught infrastructure and transportation planning subjects to the students of Bachelor and Master of planning (Urban and Regional Planning as well Infrastructure Planning).

By academic, Vijay is an Engineer, Planner, Lawyer and Journalist.

Working Group

WG-III

Sub Theme

Ensuring Basic Services including Mobility for Integrated Development

Duration of presentation

10 –15 minutes (including Q&A)

[Soft copy of presentation to be shared by 10th December 2016]

Topic/ Title

Strategies for Sustainable Transport and Mobility

Coverage of presentation

It is forecasted by different agencies that by 2050 the world urban population is expected to nearly double. This would definitely lead for sustainability challenges in terms of infrastructure and basic services along with other challenges. Therefore to cop up the situation recently at Quito, it was decided to adopt New Urban Agenda. 

As, New Urban Agenda guides for Inclusive and Sustainable development and Quito Implementation Plan commits for equitable, affordable access to sustainable basic physical and social infrastructure for all.

Keeping in mind about New Urban Agenda its vision, principles and commitment, it is intended to present and discuss about need of existing assessment of Urban Transport, framing strategies to promote access for all and sustainable urban mobility systems.

Presentation will also cover discuss on financial and institutional arrangement and shelves for urban transport projects.