Efficient, integrated transport systems, made available to all citizens irrespective of gender, socio-economic status and physical disabilities, will ensure better access to job opportunities and essential services. Unfortunately, Indian urban infrastructure has not been able to keep pace with the demand, resulting in congestion, wasted fuel, harmful transport emissions and other concerns that impact our health and well-being.
In India, transport forms about 13.5% of all emissions— which amounts to 0.31 gigatonnes of CO2 per year. That is equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide emitted while charging 3.8 trillion smartphones.
Solving these challenges calls for concentrated action, by individuals, public institutions, private companies and local governments. The focus needs to shift to integrating transport services to make it affordable and accessible by combining public transit, shared transportation, walking and cycling.
The STAMP Challenge launched in Mumbai in 2019, in partnership with Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, Mumbai Metro One Private Limited and Maharashtra State Innovation Society. This Challenge focused on enhancing the operational efficiency and commuter experience in the Mumbai Metro by looking at stations, the approaches and the connections with other mass transit networks.
MAHA-METRO, in collaboration with the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and WRI India, jointly launched the Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP) in Nagpur on March 16, 2022.
WRI India Ross Center is working with city authorities and the community to build quick, efficient, and inclusive solutions to protect cyclists and pedestrians on Bengaluru's Outer Ring Road.
This session looks at building a common vision for an accessible and inclusive Delhi National Capital Region.