Frequently Asked Questions

Sustainable Mobility Accords

1 What is Sustainable Mobility Accords (SuMA)

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2 What are the objectives of SuMA?

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3  Who will be the primary applicant?

  • We are a loose group of citizens in a particular area who have been working on community issues, but we are not registered. How can we apply?
  • We are an educational institution and are interested in applying. Can we apply for SuMA independently?
  • We are an NGO/foundation working on urban planning in the city and want to associate with a loose group of citizens who are also working on the urban issues in their neighbourhood who is not an RWA. Can we apply?
  • Can we partner with a for-profit organization who can help us with the visioning for our community?

Any community, represented by community organizations/resident welfare associations (RWAs) which are a society/trust/foundation registered under the relevant acts and rules like KARNATAKA SOCIETIES REGISTRATION ACT, 1960 etc. or a Section 8 company under the COMPANIES ACT, 2013 and in existence for at least last three years, is eligible to enter into SuMA.
However, the above-mentioned organizations can also apply as a consortium with other organizations within or outside the community.
The Applicant should not have any religious or political affiliation and must represent the interest of the neighbourhood and the community residing within the neighbourhood.

4  Our RWA consists of less than 1000 households. Is it possible to still apply?

You can collaborate with the neighbouring RWA and get them on board to cover some part of their jurisdiction as well to cover 1000 households. The 1000 households is an indicative number to ensure that the area chosen is not too small. Anywhere between 750-1000 households could be taken into consideration as long as the other elements mentioned are included in this area (commercial/retail street, places of interest such as the parks, lakes etc).

5  During COVID how do we get signatures from residents for testimonials?

We urge everyone to take utmost precautions while collecting testimonials if doing a door to door collection of signatures for testimonials. Wear a mask at all times and sanitize yourself properly. However, we understand that it might be difficult to do a door to door collection of signatures and hence we would be okay with testimonials collected by email or SMS/Whatsapp from residents of the area chosen for this project

6  Can we submit the application in another format by emailing it instead of filling the forms?

We would like all applicants to apply through the online portal as much as possible. If the applicants are unable to do so, they could also submit their applications by email. However, please ensure that you send the information in the prescribed format.

7  How do we get other government bodies on board for implementation?

The SuMA task force will consist of other government department officials such as BBMP, BTP, BMRCL, BMTC and other departments depending on the kind of projects that the 10 applicants come up with. DULT will act as the nodal agency to ensure all the permissions for the projects that come out through this project can be properly coordinated and implemented.
The entity which signs the accord, however, is expected to do the groundwork and not just suggest ideas. This project is not to allocate work to the government, but it is for communities to stay involved through the implementation period to ensure that the results are in line with the vision drawn by the neighbourhood. We would urge the communities to have a good base of volunteers and staff the team with people who have the patience to see it through.

8  What are the criteria that the SuMA task force will be looking at to shortlist 10 applications?

DULT will be providing 50 green shoots for the following criteria:
Mobility related

  • Organizing Cycle Day for at least 6 months 15 green shoots
  • Campaigning for sustainable mobility initiatives 10 green shoots
  • Implementation of mobility related interventions at the ward/community level 10 green shoots
Other urban issues like solid waste management, health, safety, etc.
  • Participation in government initiatives 5 green shoots
  • Campaigning for sustainable city/neighbourhood 5 green shoots
  • Implementation of interventions at the ward/community level 5 green shoots
  • The applicants short-listed based on the Green Shoot Evaluation will be required to pitch their proposal to a jury chosen by DULT 25 green shoots.
Apart from this, the completion of the application in all aspects will also be important for the team to even open the application for evaluation. Hence the following documentation are important for being evaluated:
  • Registration documents and the team composition
  • Testimonials from the residents of the area chosen by you are extremely important for understanding if you are able to communicate about the project to them as well as get them involved in your activities.
  • Vision - alignment of the vision with the objectives of SuMA
  • Details of past engagements through campaigns/programs/implementation on mobility and other urban issues with the government or otherwise.
  • Inclusiveness - will your vision positively impact women, children, senior citizens and marginalized in your communities

9 Do we have to mention what projects we will be doing in the application?

At the application stage the criteria mentioned in point 8 above will be considered for eligibility into being shortlisted amongst the final 10 applicants. Projects will be identified by the communities based on their vision for their neighbourhood and this will be only after the shortlisting of the communities is completed.