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.

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    Replacing Bengaluru's auto fleet with electric autos will clean up the air and save LPG

    TERI study suggests 1200 tonnes of carbon dioxide is emitted daily from total fleet of auto rickshaws in Bengaluru

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    India is the only country with zero capital subsidy programme for electric vehicles: Saurabh Kumar, MD, EESL

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    Highways to hell: The saga of unsafe Indian roads

    Analysing the high level of road accidents in India

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    Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na: Story of the Informal Transport in India

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    Waning traffic in Indian railways 

    The alarming decline of freight and passenger traffic in Indian Railways

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Projects

Articles

Creating the charging infrastructure to power EVs in India

Mr Alekhya Datta

Charging stations for EVs can help drive demand for the sector's growth in the country

Replacing Bengaluru's auto fleet with electric autos will clean up the air and save LPG

Ms Palak Thakur
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Ms Sugandha Pal

TERI study suggests 1200 tonnes of carbon dioxide is emitted daily from total fleet of auto rickshaws in Bengaluru

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

World Sustainable Development Summit 2019

February 11, 2019
to February 13, 2019

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

News

Improved inspection and maintenance for vehicles will make our air breathable

November 12, 2018
| Ms Anju Goel
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| Mr Jai Kishan Malik
| Hindustan Times

With a 28% share in Delhi's particulate matter concentration during winters, the transport sector also provides a huge scope to introduce targeted interventions to curb air pollution. While the government has tightened emission norms and introduced cleaner fuels, the expected results have not been observed in the city's air quality. Studies have shown that around 60% of vehicular air pollution in India can be attributed to 20% of vehicles, the ones that are poorly-maintained or, simply, old.

India’s leading oil companies must install vapour recovery systems: NGT

October 14, 2018 |
October 14, 2018
Rajya Sabha

India’s National Green Tribunal has told state-controlled oil companies to equip their stations with vapour recovery devices by October 31, in an effort to reduce toxic emissions at fuel stations.

Boost Kolkata's tram infra, explore dual-use of overhead power lines: TERI

October 5, 2018 |
October 5, 2018
Business Standard

TERI has advocated bolstering the city’s tram infrastructure, including exploring the possibility of electric buses making use of the same overhead power supply network. Tram infrastructure should be improved. The state government can explore dual-use of tram overhead power supply network, as the same can be shared by electric buses, said TERI’s Director General Dr Ajay Mathur on the sidelines of a Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry programme.

Policy

Estimating vehicular emissions from auto rickshaw plying in Bengaluru

July 11, 2018

The growing vehicular pollution has caused serious health hazard in Indian metropolitan cities, Bengaluru being one of the major victims. There are various reasons accounting for the vehicular emissions. The objective of this research paper is to estimate the vehicular emissions in form of carbon dioxide (CO2), particulate matter 10 (PM10) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) emitted by the auto rickshaws plying in Bengaluru city and recommend policy based solution based upon the estimated alternative scenarios.

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.

Team

Area Convenor, Centre for Sustainable Mobility
Senior Director, Sustainable Habitat