About 28-32% of total GHG emissions in tier 2 Indian cities are contributed by the transport sector, which is also responsible for ambient air pollution that has serious impact on health and well-being of citizens. Several cities are taking positive steps towards a sustainable transportation paradigm through efforts in improving public transportation quality and footfall, enabling e-mobility and enforcing emission norms locally. 

The CapaCITIES project is supporting Indian cities to plan and implement climate action in the mobility sector through technical studies and demonstration projects:

    • Conducted technical assessment for last mile connectivity and electrification of BRTS corridor In Rajkot and prepared city level low carbon Intermediate Para Transit (IPT) Action plan for Udaipur.
    • Deployed 18 e-rickshaws of different categories in collaboration with UMC as a pilot initiative to evaluate the technical capacity and workability of e-rickshaws.
    • In Phase 2, the project is actively engaging with Rajkot and Udaipur cities to develop bankable public e-mobility projects with private sector participation, with an aim to curb GHG emissions and to improve first and last mile connectivity.
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Deployment of 18 Electric Rickshaws as a Pilot Initiative

Udaipur: CapaCITIES project assisted Udaipur city to implement a pilot initiative to evaluate the technical capacity and workability of e-rickshaws in the context of Udaipur with its peculiar terrain and user base.

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Status: Completed in Phase 1

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Development of Walled City as a Green Mobility Zone (GMZ)


Udaipur: Walled city houses major economic and tourist destinations in Udaipur, due to large floating population congestion and air pollution has been identified as a key issue.

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Status: Phase 2 – Under Progress

Technical Assistance

Assessment  for Ensuring Last-mile Connectivity Along the BRT Stretch, Including Pre-feasibility of Potential Electrification of the Corridor

Rajkot: CapaCITIES project assessed the feasibility of electrifying the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route and proposed relevant measures to improve ridership along the 10.7 km BRT corridor after studying the need for last mile connectivity.

Status: Completed in Phase 1

Development of City Level Low Carbon Intermediate Para Transit (IPT) Action Plan and Financing Proposal

Udaipur: In the absence of robust public transport in Udaipur, IPT is a preferred mode of travel in the city which caters to more than 11% of trips in the city and provides employment (directly or indirectly) to a significant population.

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Status: Completed in Phase 1