Transport

Our work in the transport sector aims at low-carbon modes of transport that are sustainable and inclusive in nature. We have pioneered policy research in this sector with expertise in issues related to energy efficiency and emissions modeling. Among others, our focus areas include electric vehicles, railways, urban transport.

transport

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  • water security
     

    Blog

    The E-rickshaw story

    Was the advent of electric mobility in India's public transport sector planned?

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  • oilzapper
     

    Case Study

    Taking Alwar for a ride: Alwar Vahini

    Innovative public passenger transport service in Alwar

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  • low carbon highways

    Blog

    Highways to hell: The saga of unsafe Indian roads

    Analysing the high level of road accidents in India

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  • transport video
     

    Video

    Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na: Story of informal transport in India

    Capturing the diversity, inevitability, neglect, nuisance, innovativeness and vibrancy of India’s informal public transport

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    indian railways

    Infographic

    Waning traffic in Indian railways 

    The alarming decline of freight and passenger traffic in Indian Railways

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Projects

Articles

Highways to hell: The saga of unsafe Indian roads

Mr Puduchari Yashwanth Kumar

With the growing number of vehicles and increase in road lengths, Indian roads are spattered with blood as accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities have been mounting over the past twenty years.

Taking Alwar for a ride: Mini passenger public transport service in Alwar

Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate
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Dr Seema Singh
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Ms Sangeetha Ann Wilson
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Ms Megha Kumar

With a population of about 315,310 persons in 2011 (Census, Government of India), the city of Alwar is one of the fastest growing urban areas in Rajasthan state as well as the National Capital Region (NCR) in India. The rapid pace of industrialisation in the city is accompanied by increasing residential, commercial and industrial areas in the city, which have increased pressures on the existing infrastructure.

Events

1st CharIN India Conference: Enabling e-mobility in India by means of CCS, trendsetter to empower the EV ecosystem

May 11, 2018
to May 11, 2018

Stakeholders of the Indian EV-market and experts from CharIN and EV-related industries will meet during the 1st CharIN India Conference, scheduled for May 11th, 2018 in New Delhi to discuss about the future of e-mobility in India powered by the Combined Charging System (CCS). This one-day conference consists of technical speeches, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities.

India-Japan Industry & Energy Seminar

May 1, 2018
to May 1, 2018

To focus on enhancing technology cooperation and business opportunities between India and Japan in the fields of in energy and environment , TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), in association with NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), Japan, and JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), is organising the India-Japan Industry & Energy Seminar on May 1

International seminar on 'Switching to sustainable intermediate public transport'

April 24, 2018
to April 25, 2018

The Namma Auto Project Consortium is organising the first International Exchange Seminar on 'Switching to Sustainable Intermediate Public Transport' from 24 -25 April, 2018 Bangalore, India. This seminar is organized under the EU Switch Asia Project - Switching to Sustainable Auto-Rickshaw System funded by European Union.

News

Give that old automobile a break!

March 13, 2018 |
March 13, 2018
The Hindu Business Line

Auto waste could prove to be a serious threat if an end-of-life legislation for vehicles is not enacted urgently in the country. TERI has been involved in formulating a vehicle scrapping policy in the country. After comparing ELV (end-of-life vehicles) management systems in China, Korea, Taiwan, japan, Singapore and the European Union, TERI researchers feel India's solutions could lie in creating a sustainable business model for retired vehicles.

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App-based cycle services to be rolled out soon

February 8, 2018 |
February 9, 2018
The Times of India

After app-based taxis, an increasing number of startups are turning to dockless bicycle rental services to offer last-mile connectivity to commuters. A study conducted by TERI in 2014 revealed that cycle ownership in Bengaluru has reduced from 29% in 2001 to 23% in 2011. However, experts say dockless cycles are likely to become popular because of the city's pleasant climate, clogged roads and expansion of cycle tracks.

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Cyber City junction is more polluted than IFFCO Chowk: TERI study

January 5, 2018 |
January 11, 2018
NYOOZ

Air at Shankar Chowk, the traffic junction of Cyber City, was found to be the city's most polluted, according to a survey conducted by TERI during the last week of November 2017. The Gwalpahari junction was the least polluted among the three sites TERI studied. The survey was conducted at three areas - Cyber City, Gwalpahari and IFFCO Chowk.

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Policy

Designing a Business Model for Sustainable Management of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) in India

March 28, 2017

This policy brief proposes a framework/business model for sustainable management of end-of-life vehicles in India. It not only suggest ways for collection and management of the ELVs, but also outline ways to obtain maximum economic benefits from their recovery, creating social values and preventing environmental degradation along with fulfilling the relevant legislations.

Biofuel Promotion in India for Transport: Exploring the Grey Areas

February 7, 2015

India happens to be the world's fourth largest energy consumer and a consumer of crude and petroleum products after the United States,China, and Japan. The net oil import dependency of India rose from 43 per cent in 1990 to 71 per cent in 2012 that resulted in a huge strain on the current account as well as the government exchequer. Transport sector accounts for the largest share (around 51 per cent) in terms of consumption of petroleum products in India.

Proliferation of Cars in Indian Cities: Let Us Not Ape the West

July 3, 2014

India currently has about 15 million cars, which is equivalent to 13 cars per 1,000 population. While this by itself is not high, it has to be noted that it is a national average and some cities like Delhi, Chennai, and Coimbatore have more than 100 cars per 1,000 population. Different estimates show that the number of cars in India will increase to about 35 cars per 1,000 population by 2025. This would amount to about 45-60 million cars on our roads and in some cities more than 300 cars per 1,000 population.

Team

Associate Director, Transport & Urban Governance
Senior Director, Sustainable Habitat