01 Sep, 2020

MMRDA launched Yulu bikes, a public electric bike-sharing facility from the Raheja Towers in BKC. Madhav Pai, Director, WRI India said, “Mumbai needs last-mile connectivity options and these initiatives are ideal for it.”

29 Aug, 2020

“What’s not taken into account is that people also walk, cross, rest, run businesses, and celebrate festivals on the street,” Dhawal Ashar, manager, Urban Transport And Road Safety, WRI India, says. Mumbai is not renowned for parks, open grounds or even green patches, hosting a paltry 1.1 square kilometre of public space per person as opposed to 30 square kilometre in Delhi. Streets, then, are the only continuous network of public space in the city. On such a street, a footpath, if it exists, “is often 1.6 metres wide, sometimes only on one end,” Ashar says.

28 Aug, 2020

Urban flood management in India continues to focus only on improving grey infrastructure, rescue and relief, instead of building sustainable solutions to increase resilience. WRI India's urban water team identifies three major reasons for persistent urban flooding across India.

27 Aug, 2020

Amit Bhatt, Director of Integrated Urban Transport at World Resources Institute India, told HuffPost India in an interview over the phone that DMRC should also increase the frequency of metro services and develop a protocol for disinfection of surfaces. 

25 Aug, 2020

In 2019, BMC initiated a programme called the Mumbai Street Lab (MSL) in partnership with WRI. It invited architects and urban designers to facilitate the transformation of five streets in Mumbai: SV Road, Napean Sea Road, Vikhroli Park Site Road no.17, Maulana Shaukat Ali Road and Rajaram Mohan Roy Road. 

23 Aug, 2020

"The development in high recharge zones, which is nearly one-third of the total, has reduced the amount of water seeping underground and that is why you are seeing more instances of flooding after rain, especially during the monsoon," said Samrat Basak, director (Urban Water), WRI India.