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Upskilling of Public Transport Agencies for Faster Adoption of Electric Buses in India - Blog I

by Amegh Gopinath, Laghu Parashar

India is on an ambitious journey to electrify 30% of its vehicle fleet by 2030 (Niti Aayog), aiming to reduce GHG emissions and promote sustainable means of transportation. According to a 2017 study, the CO2 levels in India from fuel combustion have witnessed a jump of 1041% between 1971 to 2015. The transport sector has a significant contribution of 13.5% to the country’s energy-related carbon emissions. As we advance towards what could be India’s biggest energy migration, policymakers are continually working on plans that abide by the required emission reduction.

 

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Upskilling of Public Transport Agencies for Faster Adoption of Electric Buses in India - Blog II

by Amegh Gopinath, Laghu Parashar

The second blog of the series focuses on Training Needs Assessment for Electric Buses in India study's Volume II report, which lays down the blueprint of a national level E-Bus training programme for Public Transport Agencies (PTAs) in India. It presents a detailed structure and design of the Training Modules and Delivery Mechanisms for imparting e-Bus skill upgradation, across different roles at PTAs to meet the needs identified in TNA volume.

 

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Upskilling of Public Transport Agencies for Faster Adoption of Electric Buses in India - Blog III

by Amegh Gopinath, Laghu Parashar

The third and final blog of the series focuses on the Volume III of Training Needs Assessment for Electric Buses in India, which provides a ready reckoner on organisation structure, staff numbers and job descriptions for 100% transition to a fleet of e-buses. It focuses on two types of PTAs: those with complete in-house operations; and SPVs with PPP model.

 

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Overcoming barriers to women’s mobility

by Krishna Desai, Shirish Mahendru, Andrea  Bluemel

The SDG 5 and 11 of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by United Nations Member States, aims at “Achieving Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls”; and “Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable,” respectively. Achieving these goals requires development of public transportation systems which are safe for women and caters to their needs. However, issues of harassment in transportation system and public spaces and inconvenient transport services make women feel vulnerable while travelling. These issues often result in restricted mobility and missed employment opportunities. The root cause of these issues is also the difference between women and men’s travel pattern, which is generally not captured.

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