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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Innovative Public Transport Information Systems

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Adapt Technologies and Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. Year: 2016

Providing real-time, accurate and reliable information on bus operations can help increase the declining mode share of buses in Indian cities. Shakti has commissioned the development of a public transport information system for buses in Hyderabad, as a case city, through the innovative use of information technology based web and mobile...Read more

Enhancing the Performance Efficiency of City Bus Systems

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Year: 2016

Inter-city and intra-city public bus services in India are operated by State Road Transport Undertakings (STUs). In the process, STUs generate a huge amount of data on bus operations. This data can be used to improve operations management and increase customer satisfaction. Shakti supported a review of the existing data maintenance practices and...Read more

Better City Bus Systems in India

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit Systems Year: 2016

An efficient public transport system is a key pre-requisite for the sustained development of a city. It helps citizens meet their travel needs in an economical, safe, and energy-efficient manner. But many Indian cities lack the institutional and financial support required to strengthen bus systems. As a result, there is a deterioration in the...Read more

Financing Sustainable Urban Transport through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited Year: 2016

The Smart Cities Mission will require significant amounts of capital to meet the rapidly growing requirements of cites. One way for cities to generate additional funds is Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The Smart Cities Mission has placed significant emphasis on the PPP model encouraging the private sector to mobilize capital, technology and...Read more

Analysing the Role of Intermediate Public Transport in Kolkata

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Centre for Policy Research Year: 2015

The limited reach of public transport systems in cities has led to the emergence of informal privatised services such as the Intermediate Public Transport (IPT). These services provide shared transport services along predetermined routes through modes like three wheeled auto-rickshaws. In Kolkata, IPT modes have been mainstreamed into the...Read more

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