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.
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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
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
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
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
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