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#ImmobilisedMobility — Where are Indians heading in unlock 1.0?
Jun 25, 2020

#ImmobilisedMobility — Where are Indians heading in unlock 1.0?

In the coming weeks and months, India will see a rise in movement as we start our journey towards the pre-COVID-19 normal. This is when the role of da

Electric mobility for jobs, growth and sustainability
Nov 29, 2021

Electric mobility for jobs, growth and sustainability

E-mobility is not a magic pill that can cure all emissions ills, careful planning at the state level is required to ensure its success

Electrifying Mobility in India: The Challenge of Petroleum Tax Revenue
Oct 11, 2022

Electrifying Mobility in India: The Challenge of Petroleum Tax Revenue

Alternate options for replacing petroleum revenue have not received the same level of attention that the promotion of electric mobility has received.

Importance of social mobility for sustainable development
Sep 05, 2022

Importance of social mobility for sustainable development

Policy responses must be targeted to uplift those who were at the lowest socio-economic rungs as it shows that a higher degree of social mobility help

In pursuit of global labour mobility
Apr 29, 2021

In pursuit of global labour mobility

India needs to rethink its approach towards engaging in debates on the future of global labour mobility.

Is hydrogen the answer to global electromobility woes?
May 20, 2021

Is hydrogen the answer to global electromobility woes?

Hydrogen is not just a fuel, but more a universal carrier and a way to store energy.

Is sodium the future for the electric mobility transition?
Jun 17, 2022

Is sodium the future for the electric mobility transition?

Recent developments in developing sodium-ion battery technology might provide a solution to the materials crisis in the electric mobility transition.

Mainstreaming gender in urban mobility: Towards inclusive and accessible city transit systems
Jun 12, 2023

Mainstreaming gender in urban mobility: Towards inclusive and accessible city transit systems

Inclusive, thoughtful, and collective approaches can bolster secure, affordable, accessible and sustainable city transport systems for all

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities
Feb 27, 2024

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities

Amidst urban growth, equipping cities with the most optimal, cost-efficient, and effective mass rapid transport systems is imperative

Policymaking Towards Green Mobility in India
Oct 12, 2020

Policymaking Towards Green Mobility in India

Government agencies at the city, state and central level are paying greater attention to sustainable transport as the way forward for India’s mobility sector. However, for sustainability measures to have lasting outcomes in policy and practice, institutional reforms are urgently needed. The National Urban Transport Policy, which governs India’s urban mobility policymaking, was amended in 2014 to create city-specific, low-carbon mobility solut

Post COVID19 Green Mobility: Time for a long-term vision for Electric Vehicles in India
May 11, 2023

Post COVID19 Green Mobility: Time for a long-term vision for Electric Vehicles in India

The Electric Vehicle (EV) segment in India has gathered momentum in recent years, but a mismatch in intent and action has resulted in limited on-ground adoption of EVs. However, the expected growth of the automobile sector (especially in the personal-mobility space), due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and people’s increased understanding of vehicular emissions, creates immense scope for the exponential growth of the EVs industry in India. Ess

Preparing Indian Cities for a Shift to E-Mobility
Apr 12, 2021

Preparing Indian Cities for a Shift to E-Mobility

India is driving a transition to e-mobility in a bid to meet its commitments to the Paris climate agreement. Meeting the e-mobility targets will have multiple benefits, including cleaner air, improved health, and a reduced oil import bill. India’s cities will play a key role in achieving the e-mobility transition through planning and the implementation of local policies, but they must first overcome certain challenges. Assistance from the centr

Right to the city: Urban mobility for women empowerment in the decade of action
Mar 08, 2021

Right to the city: Urban mobility for women empowerment in the decade of action

Improved mobility not only broadens women’s economic and social opportunities, but also plays an important role in curbing urban congestion and envi

Road emission control: Electrifying personal mobility in India
Oct 09, 2021

Road emission control: Electrifying personal mobility in India

India aims to decarbonise its road by pushing for EVs, but would decarbonisation of road transport through electrification without decarbonisation of

Social mobility in India: Determinants and recommendations for change
May 24, 2023

Social mobility in India: Determinants and recommendations for change

Social mobility reveals the degree to which an individual’s starting point in life determines their chances in the future, and therefore the extent to which talent is rewarded with opportunity. A stronger association between one’s starting point and their outcomes in adulthood, indicates lower social mobility and less meritocracy. For India, realising the potential of its population will be a key driver of progress and growth. This brief expl

The Bike-Taxi Alternative to Enhancing Urban Mobility in India
Aug 14, 2023

The Bike-Taxi Alternative to Enhancing Urban Mobility in India

Despite concerted efforts to improve urban public transport, the use of personal vehicles has increased across India. City administrations must consider promoting the use of paratransit vehicles, such as bike-taxis, that can provide ridership to more commuters than a private vehicle. While bike-taxis are prevalent in some Indian cities, their use is curtailed elsewhere in the country by state policy and statutes. Amid growing city congest

The future of urban mobility: Shared, connected, and electric
Feb 22, 2024

The future of urban mobility: Shared, connected, and electric

Cities of the future must have sustainable mobility baked into the core planning process with the ultimate goal of meeting transport demand in a cost-

The geopolitics of the green mobility transition
Apr 01, 2022

The geopolitics of the green mobility transition

Russia’s aggression in Ukraine might have unintended consequences for the green mobility transition.

Transport sector needs a sustainability transformation going beyond just an e-mobility transition
Nov 25, 2021

Transport sector needs a sustainability transformation going beyond just an e-mobility transition

For the transport sector to truly transform, it will need to attain environmental sustainability, social sustainability, and economic sustainability.

A decade into India’s open government data journey
Sep 28, 2022

A decade into India’s open government data journey

To maximise the potential of data collected, India must plug the gaps in its OGD ecosystem.

A matter of choice: Determining public transport systems for urban India
Feb 12, 2024

A matter of choice: Determining public transport systems for urban India

The attainment of sustainable urban public transportation in Indian cities will be crucial for its aspiration to rank among the top three economies

A Proposed Roadmap to Enhance Last-Mile Connectivity in India’s Metro Rail Transit Systems
Aug 14, 2023

A Proposed Roadmap to Enhance Last-Mile Connectivity in India’s Metro Rail Transit Systems

Evidence from several countries suggests that last-mile connectivity solutions—the transport options available to commuters from the origin of their journey to the point of accessing a public transit system—enhance citizens’ mobility and increase metro rail ridership. This brief evaluates India’s operational metro rail transit systems to identify the missing links in the provision and effective implementation of last-mile connecti

Amphan meets COVID-19: Kolkata’s unprecedented debacles
May 25, 2020

Amphan meets COVID-19: Kolkata’s unprecedented debacles

It is very rare in the history of modern India that one of the country’s largest cities continues to stand in ruins, days after the cyclone.

An investment in knowledge: Boosting India-US educational ties
Sep 20, 2023

An investment in knowledge: Boosting India-US educational ties

Educational cooperation between India and the United States (US) has gone from strength to strength, and there is much more that can be done.

By bailing out BEST buses of financial loss, will MCGM end up being a rich or poor dad?
May 21, 2019

By bailing out BEST buses of financial loss, will MCGM end up being a rich or poor dad?

While the financial assistance has come at a critical time and will provide BEST with the backbone to straighten itself out, it is not a panacea for i

Confronting Cascading Disasters, Building Resilience: Lessons from the Indian Sundarbans
Jan 29, 2021

Confronting Cascading Disasters, Building Resilience: Lessons from the Indian Sundarbans

The intersecting impacts of COVID-19 and climate change are compounding the vulnerabilities of coastal communities.  This paper examines the disastrous effects of cyclone Amphan in the Bengal delta region of the Indian Sundarbans amidst a countrywide lockdown triggered by the pandemic, and their cascading consequences for a rural community inhabiting this climate hotspot. It highlights the livelihood crisis experienced by internal rural-urban mi

COP 27 से उम्मीदें: हरित वित्त के ज़रिए हरित बदलाव का नया ख़ाका!
Jul 27, 2023

COP 27 से उम्मीदें: हरित वित्त के ज़रिए हरित बदलाव का नया ख़ाका!

केवल ऊर्जा परिवर्तन से हरित बदलाव नहीं लाया जा सकता है; इस

Decarbonising Cities: The 2021 post-pandemic resilience mantra
Dec 22, 2020

Decarbonising Cities: The 2021 post-pandemic resilience mantra

Creating low carbon cities calls for a paradigm shift in government policies related to the built environment, particularly pertaining to land use, ho

Developing the architecture for urban transportation in India
Aug 13, 2018

Developing the architecture for urban transportation in India

Development of a proper and efficient transport network is a science in itself, but the least understood.

Embodied surveillance during Covid-19 in India: A feminist perspective
Oct 08, 2020

Embodied surveillance during Covid-19 in India: A feminist perspective

Guidelines on public mobility may be needed to control community transmission. However, when this is carried out in a manner that evokes fear without

Exploring the India-France 'special relationship'
Nov 02, 2013

Exploring the India-France 'special relationship'

The Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr. Francois Richier, has underlined the importance of a comprehensive agreement on migration and mobility, which would feed into increasing bilateral education and business opportunities.

Few promises, countless doubts: Mumbai – Pune hyperloop
Aug 06, 2019

Few promises, countless doubts: Mumbai – Pune hyperloop

As India’s economy urbanises, urban mobility is becoming ever more important. Does Hyperloop provide a solution?

Gendered public transport as an essential service during the pandemic
Sep 28, 2020

Gendered public transport as an essential service during the pandemic

A gendered understanding of travelling patterns and behaviour trends can help in designing and implementing more equitable policies and efficient mean