This study compares basic transport and air quality indicators for 12 Indian cities. These indicators are reported in city development plans, comprehensive mobility plans, comprehensive traffic and transport studies and detailed project reports submitted to the
Ministry of Urban Development between 2005 and 2007. The list was created with an intention to include, metropolitan cities, cities with ongoing or future BRT projects. We divided the 12 cities into three categories: “Metro” cities (Chennai, Mumbai, and Delhi),
“Millennium Bloomers” (Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Pune) and “Now Exploding” (Bhopal, Indore, Jaipur, Mysore, Rajkot and Surat).