Integrated Mobility Plan for
Greater Ahmedabad Region:
Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority
Assignment - 2
Transportation Planning - II
•The study area with an estimated population of 8.112 million (2011) has around 60% of
the population residing within the municipal areas of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
• Ahmedabad has been the primate city of Gujarat, being the largest in terms of the pop
•Both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar municipal areas are the major urban centres in Gre
ater Ahmedabad region.
•Ahmadabad Urban Development Authority has played a pivotal role in shaping the
development in Ahmadabad and has been progressive to adopt new concepts.
•Integrated mobility Plan is the first initiative taken in India to prepare both
transportation plans and Development Plans concurrently.
Vision and Context ‘When Cities Grow they become city regions’
Background to the Plan:
•The time horizon for this plan is 20 years.
•The planning region of Ahmedabad ‐ Gandhinagar covers an area of 4708 sq.km
which comprises of areas under AUDA and GUDA apart from four urban centres (
Kadi, Kheda, Viramgam, Bavla) and 270 villages outside AUDA and GUDA
The vision for the Greater Ahmadabad region for the year 2031 and beyond is to:
“Integrate city structure and transport system towards greater accessibility, efficie
nt mobility and lower carbon future”
•To develop transportation infrastructure for supporting envisaged economic
development in the region and to contribute towards making Ahmedabad a globally
preferred investment region.
•To facilitate efficient movement of people and goods by improving transportation
network and also providing more transportation choices to its residents.
•To provide a sustainable and safer transportation system focusing on non motorised
modes and public transportation system
Strategic Goals, Challenges and Policy Directions:
‘How much area would we like to urbanise?’
‘Every road has a specific function, lets start respecting it ’
Proposals for transportation network:
This plan recommends the development of a three tier planning approach‐ Regional
level, City level and Node level.
Regional Road network:
•Strengthening road connectivity between different employment nodes, their
corresponding residential towns and Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar cities.
•To divert the through traffic from outside Ahmedabad onto the proposed bypass roads.
•Converting all two lane highways into four lanes especially the ones that connect the
major nodes in the region and to external nodes such as Mehsana, Prantij and Nadiad. In
this regards the existing network will need to be strengthened out of which only 45 km
of new road section is proposed to be constructed.
•It is proposed to widen the 13 major radial roads wherever possible within the Sardar
Patel Ring Road region.
The node level proposals would be developed for areas of Sanand, Dehgam , Memdabad,
Kadi etc where these areas will be developed so as to have a clear hierarchy of roads and
the network will be planned in such a way so as to encourage NMV and pedestrian
Urban Network proposals:
• A compact urban development with higher densities is envisioned for urban Ahmedabad.
• In order to limit the sprawl around the city periphery it is proposed to strengthen the
radials connecting the neighbouring nodes in Greater Ahmedabad region to facilitate
•smooth and efficient interaction between the main city and the nodes.
In near future the SP Ring road will form a part of urban network and act as urban road.
Node Network proposals:
Proposals for developing an integrated public transportation
‘Choices on transit option are choices about cities future’
To meet the future travel demands of Greater Ahmedabad Region, an integrated
multimodal public transit system is proposed which includes regular bus service, B
RT, metro, regional rail and regional buses.
Transit network Regional Level:
•Developing major radials connecting the above suburban nodes to Ahmedabad city
as transit corridors.
•Improving mass rapid transit linkages between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar .
•Strengthening regional rail in the GA area to provide commuter rail services
between Ahmedabad and nodes like Gandhinagar, Sanand, Kalol and Mehmdabad.
Suburban Rail : Regional bus services GSRTC:
Proposals for Encouraging Non-motorised Transportation
‘Sidewalks are the most important element of a democratic culture’
•This plan recognises the need for encouraging non‐motorised modes of walking and
cycling in the city.
•This plan proposes development of Greater Ahmedabad area as a compact city having a
mixed use development pattern.
•This will help facilitate walking as most people would be living close to essential services
like shops, schools, parks and various community facilities.
• The concept of ‘Pedestrian first’ is recommended which considers pedestrian as the
most important element in the street design.
• Complete Streets
• Local Area Access Plan