Analysis of Technical Options for Mitigating Environmental Emissions from the Urban Transport System in Selected Asian Countries: Case Study of Delhi and Mumbai

Published By: IGDIR on eSS | Published Date: June, 03 , 2011

India has been facing rapid urbanization. There is a two-fold increase in urban population during 1971-2001, registering a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8%. Among all the problems caused by urbanization, urban transport is considered to be one of the most severe. In many cities, population is doubling in a decade or little more. In contrast, roads and other transport infrastructure is growing at a much slower pace. Thus, a sustained mitigation approach needs to be developed by identifying the right set of alternative options/choices to achieve an environmentally sustainable urban transport system. With this objective, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has started ARRPEEC project involving Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and five National Research Institutes (NRIs) to identify and assess the potential of a set of alternative transportation options in major Asian cities. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) was chosen as Indian NRI to analyze alternative transportation options for Delhi and Mumbai transport systems with the objective of achieving energy efficiency and less pollution. The overall objective of the study is to analyze the technical options for mitigation of green house gases (GHG) and other harmful emissions from the urban transport systems. [PP-051A] URL: []

Author(s): Sudhakar Yedla, Jyoti K. Parikh, Anjana Das | Posted on: Jun 03, 2011 | Views(639) | Download (88)

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