The CEPT University's Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Urban Transport would conduct capacity building programme for around 40 senior and mid-level professionals from railways, municipal corporations, urban development authorities and various state transport authorities of 25 cities.
For completing the programme, participants have to come up with proposals for individual projects for their respective workplaces, which they will develop within the next five months under the guidance of a mentor from the CoE.
Site visits to universities and urban authorities in Honk Kong, Singapore and Seoul are also scheduled. They will be briefed on transport innovations in these international cities.
These professionals would be trained on perspectives in planning urban transport for a city. The officials would study and compare three cities in terms of different modes of urban transport they currently have and the problems dogging them.
Established in 2009 by the Ministry of Urban Development, the CoE is supported by the AMCand.
CoE was set up in 2009 under the ministry of urban development to promote capacity-building in urban transport, HR development, knowledge management and technical assistance and advisory.