With a strong focus on improving public transport systems across India, we launched six new publications last year.
Of these, we launched four publications in collaboration with the Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU)—the apex body for public bus operators across the country. This included two ambitious and comprehensive guidebooks—Reaching Your Riders and E-Bus Basics—and two reports on public-private partnerships and e-bus procurement in Maharashtra.
We also collaborated with the University of California, Davis on a report—Compact Cities Electrified: India—that showed that meeting India’s climate commitments will require a combination of two strategies—rapid vehicle electrification and compact cities that can accelerate a shift to less polluting modes.
To share the insights from the report and kickstart a nationwide conversation on compact electrified cities, ITDP India presented the report at a round table on ‘Compact Cities: Pathways toward India’s Sustainable Future’ at the Urban Mobility India Conference 2023 in October. This session, anchored by the Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs, included various key stakeholders—including national, state, and city-level officials, development banks, and technical experts.
With the National Payments Council of India and the Institute of Urban Transport, we launched a report on the National Common Mobility Card at the Global Fintech Fest in Mumbai in September 2023.
We end the year with a lot of gratitude to all our partners and collaborators and big plans for the coming year, with some important and exciting publications on the way. In addition to the publications, we saw a lot of progress towards our goals in 2023, check out this photo-story for our highlights of the year. We look forward to expanding our research, partnerships, and impact in 2024 towards our vision of creating an inclusive and sustainable future for all Indian cities.
Written by Keshav Suryanarayanan
Designed by Varsha Jeyapandi