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.