Intermediate Public Transport

Unreliable last mile connectivity impacts the overall quality and usage of mass transit and results in a mode share shift of public transport. While efforts are being made to enhance mass public transport, last mile connectivity has to be improved and linked into existing services. An integrated system will aid ease of access for users. Auto-rickshaws  and cycle-rickshaws not only act as good feeder services to these mass transit options but can also be a mode of choice for occasional or short trips. They play a key role in improving sustainability for urban transport. There is a need to introduce new models of regulation and reforms that can be adopted for a more efficient and safer system that enable the rickshaw to have an optimal role in the transport mix. 

This webinar was hosted on 8th November, 2016, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm IST, and presented by Aditya Kini, Advocate, Zehn Lega. 

This webinar was hosted on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Aditya Kini, Advocate, Zehn Legal. 

This webinar was hosted on Thursday, 15 September 2016 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Paulo Sergio Custodio, an eminent transport consultant from Brazil. Pawan Mulukutla, Manager - Urban Transport, WRI India, moderated the session. 

Beginning 2nd March 2016, we bring to you our all-new Webinar series called Live! On The Hub, where you can watch our webinars via webcast on The Hub. The first webinar of the Live! On The Hub series is inspired by the rapidly expanding Car-Free Day movement in Gurgaon and Karnal, following the success of Raahgiri Days in these cities.
By Jyot Chadha - Feb 2016

In 2014, WRI India Sustainable Cities and Shell Foundation mentored three early-stage businesses to deliver large-scale improvements in the auto-rickshaw ecosystems of Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai.

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This webinar was hosted on Friday, 6 November 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Prashanth Bachu, Project Manager – Urban Transport and Sarika Panda Bhatt, Manager – Cities & Transport from WRI - EMBARQ India.

Zainab Kakal, Jyot Chadha Sep 22, 2015

Harassment and sexual violence is a common experience for women and girls in public spaces around the world. Recent events have highlighted safety concerns for women in urban India, especially during travel. Access to safe travel options is critical to enable women and girls to access education, jobs, and healthcare. However, this remains a much-neglected area with little data and few laws, policies, and initiatives to prevent and address it.


The Rickshaw Rising Challenge 2013, launched by EMBARQ India with the support of Shell Foundation, gave entrepreneurs in the auto-rickshaw sector an opportunity to receive funding of up to $50,000 and a place in a 6-month Business Support Program. This video follows the journey of the three winners - Autowale (Pune), Three Wheels United (Bangalore) and Autoraja (Chennai). 

Post the Challenge, there has been significant activity to bring previously unorganized auto-rickshaws onto ride hail and booking platforms in large Indian cities.


This webinar was hosted on Wednesday, September 23 2015 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm IST (local time) and will be presented by Amit Bhatt, Strategy Head – Urban Transport, EMBARQ India.

This webinar was hosted on 20th August, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Vijay Anadkat, Senior Manager, EMBARQ India.

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