Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Reports
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) partnered with the Government of India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to produce a set of capacity-building documents for Indian Smart Cities to support the development of clean, shared, and connected transportation systems. RMI developed documents on three topics: e-mobility, freight, and mobility data.
Each document includes:
- An introductory framework to provide a foundational understanding of the topic
- A policy workbook to guide city managers in understanding various ways in which these themes can be implemented and supported in their city’s transportation sector
- Evaluation metrics to help city managers assess and track progress
- A set of best practices to share learnings from relevant case studies around the world
Urban freight is an essential part of an urban economy, providing both residents and businesses with the products they need on a daily basis. A city should aim to support an urban freight system that balances the competing objectives of delivering goods at minimum cost and maximum reliability with minimizing the negative impacts of goods delivery on the urban fabric, including air pollution, congestion, and road accidents. This document gives an overview of the urban freight ecosystem in India and provides city practitioners and policymakers high-level guidance on best practices for improving the efficiency of urban freight.
As India continues to experience rapid urbanization, managing urban environmental quality will be critical to ensure people’s well-being. In light of severe air quality concerns and rising greenhouse gas emissions, clean mobility solutions such as electric mobility are becoming increasingly critical for Indian cities. This document provides background on what steps are being taken to promote electric mobility in India, and offers recommendations for cities to continue driving this transportation shift.
Using data analytics in the mobility space has the potential to create more efficient commutes and optimally designed city infrastructure and regulations. The use of data can allow for mobility assets to be better utilized and integrated, and boost economic growth while building cleaner and more livable cities. This document serves to support Indian cities in realizing these benefits by strengthening their ecosystem of data collection, sharing, and use in the transportation sector.