With an urban population of over 377 million people—and growing quickly—India faces distinct challenges in delivering sustainable urban mobility. Whether to combat a long history of urban sprawl or to address severe pollution and congestion, cities must plan to meet transport needs in a more sustainable manner. Building on the principles of sustainable transport, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation works to promote land-use planning and transit oriented development, better urban public transport systems and non-motorised transport in cities.

Public Transport Systems

Public transport systems form the backbone of urban mobility. But only a few Indian cities have formal public transport systems in place today, and their services…
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Non-Motorized Transport

Walking and cycling trips constitute a large percentage of the total trips made in Indian cities. Given this, road planning and engineering design solutions…
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Urban Planning

There is an increasing trend of sprawls in Indian cities to accommodate the rapidly growing population. Sprawls lead to longer trip lengths, an increase…
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Mobilizing Finance for Sustainable Urban Transport

Cities must build and strengthen non-motorized and public transport systems in order to promote the use of these sustainable modes…
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Capacity Building

The planning, development and management of sustainable transport systems requires the participation of multiple stakeholders such as Government, Industry…
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Catalyzing Investments for Sustainable Urban Transport through Municipal Finance Reforms

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy Year: 2017

Over the next 20 years, India’s cities will require an investment of at least USD 800 billion to meet the growing demand for civic services. While some of this can be met through government funding, increasingly cities will have to seek recourse through other means, including the issuance of municipal bonds. While the potential of India’s...Read more

Smart Cities: Urban Mobility and Built Environment

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Year: 2017

With the right policies and investments, India’s cities can be much more livable and prosperous. India’s Smart Cities Mission is an ambitious multiyear effort in this direction. The Mission aims to improve the quality of life in over 100 fast growing urban centres by strengthening their core infrastructure and making them more liveable and...Read more

SUMNet - Catalyzing Solutions for Sustainable Urban Transport

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Pariksar Sanrakshan Sanvardhan Sanstha Year: 2017

Rapid urbanization has made sustainable urban transport an urgent development priority. The transport sector is already the second largest consumer of primary energy and a leading contributor to air pollution. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure a sustainable model of urban transport systems in our rapidly growing cities. To create a more...Read more

Better Infrastructure for Public Transport

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : SGArchitects Year: 2017

Developing safe and convenient bus systems is a key requirement for developing low-carbon transport systems in the country. An essential requirement of a good bus system is the availability of adequate supporting infrastructure like bus terminals and depots. However, most Indian cities do not have adequate supporting infrastructure. Towards...Read more

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in India

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Multiple Year: 2017

The growing urban sprawl in India is leading to the increased use of private vehicles, congested roads and more pollution as well as adding to the existing infrastructure of our cities. Along with efforts to build smarter and more sustainable cities, the Government of India is also focusing on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) to support the...Read more

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