CRDF, CEPT University along with partners Gujarat Energy Research Management Institute (GERMI), University of Leeds, and Brunel University, UK submitted a proposal for funding under the Electrifying Urban Mobility theme of the UKPACT research call and was selected for the UKPACT funding for the proposal titled “Strategy and Action Plan for electrification of public transport and intermediate public transport in the cities of Ahmedabad and Mahesana” with the support from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and District Collectorate Mahesana.
The project “Strategy and Action Plan for Electrification of Public Transport and Intermediate Public Transport in the Indian Cities” aims to develop a Strategy and Action Plan for electrification of PT/IPT services in Ahmedabad and Mehsana for the year 2026. The project brings together leading research groups from India and the UK on public transport planning and mobility behavior analysis, together with technical and policy analysts on renewable energy and electricity grid assessment, to develop electrification strategies for PT and IPT in the two cities.
WHY DEVELOP ELECTRIFICATION STRATEGIES?
There is a growing need to move from existing policy-focused discourse to demonstration at the local level by building capacities of local authorities to develop action plans for electrifying urban mobility in cities. Our project seeks to address the issue of lack of sustained action towards electric mobility - especially in PT and IPT, despite the significant policy and funding push by the national government.
Enabling cities to move towards a sustainable, affordable and inclusive low carbon future through development of a comprehensive electrification strategy for public transport (PT) and intermediate public transport (IPT) in Indian cities
Our project aims to develop a Strategy and Action Plan for electrification of PT/IPT services in Ahmedabad and Mehsana for the year 2026. The outputs would include: