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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  • Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a systematic process to evaluate the potential health impacts of any plan, project or policy before implementation and has recently started gaining traction in the transportation sector as well. HIAs also recommend appropriate corrective or preventive measures to manage the health impacts of the proposed plan or policy. Transportation HIAs can take place at any level, from site to corridor, city, regional, and national. HIAs could be led by the private,

  • In 2011, 9 out of 15 cities in India had an unhealthy PM10 AQI value, with some smaller cities like Ludhiana and Kanpur having very unhealthy air quality (Global Health Observatory Data Repository 2011). A study conducted by Tel Aviv University researchers also found that air pollution levels in Indian cities have increased rapidly between 2002 and 2010. Calcutta had an 11.5% increase in air pollution and Bangalore had the highest increase of 34%.

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  • Safety is a particularly significant concern with the use of two-wheelers. Data from 2012 showed that two-wheeler riders account for the largest share of road fatalities (23%) and India records the maximum number of deaths from motorized two-wheeler accidents in the world. In Pune, 50% of traffic accident fatalities in 2010-11 were two-wheeler riders, only 1% of whom were wearing a helmet.  For a variety of reasons, Indian states have not notified the helmet law, and when introduced, it is

  • In India, large metros (with populations over 8 million) have relatively higher public transport mode shares and lower two-wheeler shares, while the converse is true in the case of small to mid-sized cities (with populations ranging from 0.5-8 million), which have the highest two-wheelers mode shares of 30-35%. This points to certain key factors influencing two-wheeler ownership and use, which are: level of public transit services, non-motorized transport infrastructure and distances or trip

  • The transition from an industrial to a business district, excellent public transport connectivity and affordable real estate prices compared to central business districts in Mumbai, positions Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) Marol as an attractive place for businesses in the western suburbs of Mumbai.

    Around 46% of people working in MIDC Marol reach there by public transport. When combined with walking, bicycling and trips by private buses, this number increases


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