Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS)

Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS)

On accounting the growing amount of air pollution in the India, particularly in major urban cities and towns, government of India plans to introduce a new scheme under which the air pollution caused due to the transportation would be reduced.

S.No Unknown Facts of Air pollution In India Detailed Information
1 The most polluted city in the world announced the WHO (World Health Organization) Delhi, the capital of India
2 Number of premature Deaths caused due to air pollution in India More than 1 Lakh premature deaths in India
3 The 5th largest killer in India Outdoor Air Pollution
4 Delhi surpassed Beijing on which category On putting people at more risk of getting respiratory diseases
5 School Children of Delhi Breathes Air with 4 times more than toxic level of safety limit
6 Number of Asthma patients in India More than 30 Million in India
7 Air Pollution In Delhi may leads to Lung Cancer
8 Campaign Created by India to create awareness about air pollution in Delhi Greenpeace India

Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS)

Air pollution Caused due to Public Transportation

In the developing countries like India, transportation in inevitable in fact, transportation plays a vital role in the nation’s development. Particularly the road way of transportation, in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and so, government runs the state wide public mode of transportation.

Sadly, most of the vehicles which are operated under the state wide public transportation by the government of India are poorly maintained and results on contributing a high level in polluting air. Apart from facing high numbers of deaths in road side accidents, now the government of India facing a huge problem of facing high number of diseases caused due to the increase in the air pollution, particularly in urban cities.

The amount of carbon emitted by the public transport vehicles are much higher when compared with the emission level of private vehicles, this is mainly of the rules not been followed by the government officials on government owned vehicles. On witnessing high number of air pollution related diseases among the citizens of India and by considering the high alert issues by various organizations of the world, the government of India taking strong measures to restrict the amount of air pollution caused by the road side transportation.

Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS)

The scheme ‘Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS)’ which is recently launched by the government of India on considering the impact of the air pollution caused in the urban cities. Under this scheme government plans to take strong action over the current existing mode of public transportation system.

S.No Things Need to Know about the GUTS Detailed Information
1 Name of the scheme launched by the government of India Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS)
2 Where government of India plans to introduce this scheme initially? Selected Urban Cities in India
3 How Urban Cities are selected for this GUTS implementation Urban Cities with 5 lakh and above population are gets selected for GUTS
4 Scheme Motive To reduce the air pollution caused by public Transports
5 Amount of Money invested in this Scheme initially by the government Rs. 25,000 Crore

The main motive of the scheme GUTS is to reduce the amount of air get polluted due the emission of carbon from the public transport vehicles which are owned by the government of India.

The current union minister of India Mr. Venkaiah Naidu exclaims as the recent announcement of Mr. Modi’s government of scheme GUTS would showcase the new path of Urban People to enjoy the uninterrupted growth of the cities and town with low emission of carbons. And the The green urban transport scheme would the play and act as an effecting solution on reducing the air pollution particularly in urban cities or town to significant margin.

He also added “The current ruling NDA government, in 2022 India would moves towards the gas-based economy and would have the capacity of generating ‘175 gigawatt’ of renewable energy sources”

Cost of Implementing the ‘GUTS’

Government of India plans to establish this Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS) in large scale with more effective mechanism. All public transport vehicles will be replaced with the new form of eco-friendly vehicles, if the scheme seems to be the successful one.

However, in order to be more effective the estimated budget amount of making this scheme a successful is in huge numbers. So, government plans to consider the involvement of private sectors to contribute in this Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS) in the mode of outsourcing.

Since, the government of India, plans to use the clean eco friendly energy source in this Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS) along with the advanced technologies, the estimated budget amount would be in high level which hard to be fully afford by the government of India. To tackle the investment problem the involvement of private sectors for the fixed number of years would be the best and apt solution to overcome this finance problem.

According the trustable reports it is believed that the central government of India had invested a whopping amount of Rs.25, 000 Crore as initial investment and it is informed that government plans to invest more on upcoming years and seeks private sector to get involved in this GUTS.

Features of Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS)

Government of India plans to introduce the public transport vehicles with more value added featured under this Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS) in order to ensure on providing better facilities in transportation.

  • Vehicles which are about to introduced under this Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS) are to be fully featured with Intelligent Transport System (ITS).
  • Along with ITS, government plans to place various hi tech facilities in public transport vehicles under the Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS) like Free Wi-Fi and so.

With the value added features like ITS and placing hi-tech facilities in public transport vehicles, the government of India believes that it will encourage more people to make use of public transports rather than preferring individual or private mode of transport. By making people to utilize the public transports, the number of vehicles in roads would be reduced and it plays a vital role in reducing the carbon emission in atmosphere.


The announcement of Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS) gives the positive intention over the reduction of carbon emission by the transport vehicles. The effective implementation of this project would bring a delight path of the India society to enjoy the growth without affecting nature’s resource.

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