Through it's research and engagement with Indian cities, WRI India Sustainable Cities has put together a variety of city specific databases and analyses that researchers, practitioners, students and others might find informative and useful. This includes key charts and graphs from various WRI India Sustainable Cities reports. For more information regarding these data and analytics you can direct your queries to the contact person listed with the information or simply write to us at

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  • With a view to assist cities with planning and operations of urban buses, EMBARQ India introduced the BusKaro programme with the launch of the BusKaro guidebook in December 2009.

    This chart describes why this programme was started, the current reach, strategy and outcomes so far of the programme.

    Access more charts and graphs related to the programme from the BusKaro guidebook.

  • This project enabled BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation), one of the largest and most successful bus-based urban public transport providers in India, to implement a direction-based 'Frequent Bus Network' instead of the 'Direct Services' model in order to improve their bus services.

    This chart shows the Bangalore Intracity Grid - BIG Bus Network implemented by BMTC along all major roads in the city and the project outcomes.

    The information presented in this chart

    Topics: Buses
  • This project was undertaken to improve decision making processes in the urban transport sector by developing a framework for assessing governance and decision making based on principles of Transparency, Accountability, Participation, and enhanced Capacity, also called TAP-C.

    This diagram showcases two charts: The first one shows the levels of governance in transport sector, while the second one is an indicative framework based on TAP-C.

    This report is work under progress.

  •  In order to capitalize on the Metro Rail system and it's impact on the growth of the city, EMBARQ India has been working in collaboration with the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) in developing methodologies to help design and develop suitable public spaces and built environment around the metro stations.

    This chart shows a map of the focus area of the pilot project - Indiranagar Metro Station, which is predominantly a residential neighbourhood with high concentration of

  • EMBARQ promotes the idea of a compact city, which begins at its smallest building block, which is the neighbourhood. A Neighbourhood Improvement Plan (NIP) therefore becomes a key mechanism to demonstrate compact city planning principles.

    This chart shows the NIP proposals for HSR Layout, developed by the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA), a residential area for senior civil employees of the Government of India. These proposals include Pedestrian Safety, Urban Green Networks,

  • EMBARQ India has partnered with private real estate developers like Godrej Developers Pvt. Ltd., Brigade Group, Adarsh Developers, Mantri Developers in various India cities and conducted extensive surveys and audits. Large Indian cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad & Pune are filling the need of increased housing demand with the development of large gated residential communities, primarily located in peripheral areas of the city. Most of this housing stock in urban India is


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