Centre for Studies in Science Policy
School of Social Sciences, JNU
Invites you to
Planning for Sustainable Mobility in Indian Cities
Ms. Deepty Jain
TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi
Venue: Room No. 227, 2nd Floor, SSS-1
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Date: Monday, 26th March 2018
Abstract: Low carbon mobility in Indian cities should ensure safe accessibility to people irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds (gender, income and caste) in a way that does not compromise the environment and helps in reducing the carbon content of urban transport system. Mobility planning in India follows conventional 'Predict and Provide' approach. Ministry of Urban Development, India issued a toolkit to prepare comprehensive mobility plan (CMP) for cities in 2008 with an aim to improve the mobility of the people. However, outcomes of the CMPs prepared using the toolkit-2008 were no different from the previous approach of 'predict and provide'. The revised toolkit (R-toolkit) was prepared during the period 2012-2014 to enable the preparation of Low Carbon Mobility Plans (LCMP) for Indian cities. The R-toolkit provides improvement in the methodology defined in the toolkit-2008. The R-toolkit was issued to three different consultants to prepare LCMP for three Indian cities i.e. Rajkot, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam. This study reviews the toolkit-2008, the R-toolkit, randomly selected CMPs of three Indian cities (Chandigarh, Patna and Pune) prepared using the toolkit-2008 and LCMPs prepared for the three cities (Rajkot, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam) using the R-toolkit. The review is conducted based on three components – indicator set, travel demand models and application of scenario analysis. The review helps in identifying gaps in the methodology defined in the toolkit-2008 and adaptability of the R-toolkit for preparing the LCMPs. The three components help in evaluating the existing situation, understand the travel behavior, estimate the relative impacts of alternate scenarios and prioritize strategies. These are useful in planning development path for cities that can lead towards achieving low carbon mobility. Insights from the discussions with the consultants involved in preparing the LCMPs are also presented. This helps in identifying the related practical issues faced during the preparation of the LCMP.
About the Speaker: Mrs. Deepty Jain holds M.Plan in Infrastructure planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and M.Sc. in Urban Development and Management from ITC, Netherlands. She was amongst the three students from CEPT University to be selected for fully funded dual degree program funded by Volvo Research and Education Foundation (VREF). Mrs. Jain is pursuing PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi on low carbon mobility planning in Indian cities. She has more than seven years of research experience in the areas of urban complexities and dynamics, transport policies, sustainable mobility and socio-environmental impacts. Prior to joining TERI University, she was employed as Project Scientist at Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. She has contributed in the development of revised toolkit for Comprehensive Mobility Planning published in 2014 by Ministry of Urban Development. Other than the research conducted at IIT Delhi, she has delivered lectures in several training programs organized by government departments.
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