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With a new lab, Lighthouse City Pune will lead mobility solutions in India and abroad

Think Change India
19th Oct 2018
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Ashok Leyland, Lithium Urban Technologies, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ola Cabs, Ridlr, SUN Mobility, Tata Motors, and Transit Intelligence put their heads together at a three-day workshop in Pune to explore mobility solutions for the city that can be replicated.

The NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute in June selected Pune as India’s first Lighthouse City for innovative mobility solution.

Solutions proposed at the workshop ranged from data analytics for public transport service providers to electric mobility services. Further, six areas in the Pune’s mobility system were identified - traffic and parking management, non-motorised transport, public transport, intermediate public transport, booking and payment, electric mobility, says Financial Express.

Urban Mobility workshop, Pune, Source Urban Transport

According to RMI, “The main objective of the workshop was to give the participants an insight to understanding a city’s mobility ecosystem. It was also aimed to develop a portfolio of studies and pilot projects for the city.” Each year, countless man-hours and revenues are spent on commuting, and to tackle this, NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute selected Pune in Maharashtra as India’s First Lighthouse City in June to find urban mobility solutions.

Representational image, source The Better India

The initiative, in collaboration with Pune Municipal Corporation, will house an Urban Mobility Lab that will identify, integrate, implement, and scale innovative mobility solutions for Indian cities, says Financial Express.

In an official announcement by Anil Srivastava, Director General, and advisor - infrastructure connectivity, Niti Aayog, said,

I am confident that the Pune Urban Lab will be a thought-making experiment for new mobility for India, and potentially across the world. The entire country will be looking forward to the benchmark Pune sets.

 

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