Monday, June 08, 2009

Emissions & Co-Benefits of Urban Transport in India (SIM Series)

The SIM 24-2009, "Motorized Passenger Travel in Urban India: Emissions & Co-benefits Analysis" paper presents the emissions analysis of the motorized “in-city” passenger travel from twenty cities in India, covering
  • the current trends in four modes of transport (passenger cars, motorcycles, 3 wheelers, and buses)
  • estimated energy consumption for the assumed growth patterns, and
  • possible co-benefits of three combined scenarios (public transport, policy reforms, and non-motorized transport).
The cities included in this analysis are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kanpur, Agra, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Jaipur, Surat, Pondicherry, Bhubaneswar, Panaji, Patna, Kochi, Nagpur, and Guwahati.

Some figures from the report (click on the images to enlarge view).

1. Illustration of travel demand

2. Increase in the number of secondary and tertiary cities in India

3. Enhanced passenger travel from the satellite cities in National Capital Region of Delhi, India

4. Projected PM and CO2 Emissions from the 20 cities

5. Estimated benefits of three interventions (Public transport, norms, non-motorized transport)

Emissions estimates and projection details are presented for individual cities in the report. Details @

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