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Government authorities of Delhi define transit-oriented development (TOD) as a micro- or macro-development around transit nodes, which can be served by people through walking over private transport. As metro rail transit (MRT) network expands, planning agencies are interested in facilitating TOD along existing and future transit corridors. However, the proposed definition lacks clear motivation, and there is less agreement among stakeholders on which criterion to focus, what levels are existing, why TOD is important, and what TOD should accomplish. A comprehensive TOD measurement tool is necessary to answer these questions at policy level, which enables standards for TOD planning and implementation. The present study fills this gap by proposing a TOD scoring tool based on personal interviews with stakeholders and suitable analytical analysis. Despite different perspectives of experts in decision making, there appeared to be a consensus among experts in believing that TOD planning in Delhi must focus on accessibility to jobs, proximity to transit, pedestrian and cycling facilities, and travel demand management. Besides, application of TOD scoring tool on 48 potential neighborhoods in Delhi showed that Uttam Nagar (0.77) has the highest TOD score, and Chanakyapuri (0.13) scored least. This scoring tool will guide stakeholders in future TOD policy, planning, and implementation. Establishing and understanding this TOD measurement framework can help stakeholders of other Indian cities to implement TOD, more strategically. Conclusively, this study recommended action plans through a set of strategies that help fortify TOD planning in neighborhoods of Delhi.

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This paper is part of a doctoral research work, which is supported by the scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), India. The authors also acknowledge the opportunity to submit the research work at the 5th Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India held at Bhopal (India) from December 18–21, 2019, which forms the basis of this article.

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Phani Kumar, P., Parida, M., Ravi Sekhar, C. (2022). Transit-Oriented Development to, for, and in Delhi. In: Maurya, A.K., Maitra, B., Rastogi, R., Das, A. (eds) Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of Transportation Research Group of India . Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 219. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-8259-9_19

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