As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India has seen a surge in its mobility demand and a rapid change in travel behaviour. Private vehicles have replaced public transport systems as a preferred mode of transport due to an increase in affordability and simultaneous decline in the quality and quantity of bus systems. Public transit usage has dropped from 69% in 1994 to 38% in 2007. There is a need to augment existing public bus systems, to make them more accessible, attractive and efficient.
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Click on the link below to browse the tenth issue of EV Connect, a WRI India newsletter focused on updates in electric mobility. This edition of the newsletter includes a conversation with Dr KP Krishnan (Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India) who sheds lights on how India should prepare for skilling as the electric vehicle industry grows in the country. We also present a feature that maps the shift in jobs as electric vehicles replace conventional ones to inform the strategy to re-skill the existing workforce, and prepare the incoming one.
WRI India served as knowledge partners for Raahgiri Day, a streets for all initiative, in New Delhi’s city centre
New Delhi: The Raahgiri Foundation, in partnership with WRI India, the New Delhi Municipal Council, and the New Delhi Police Department revived Raahgiri Day at Connaught Place on Sunday. This event will be held every Sunday for the next six months, affording people vehicle-free streets to walk, cycle, play, and engage with the community. Taj Hassan, Special Commissioner of Police, New Delhi, and Rashmi Singh, Secretary, NDMC, were chief guests.