Health & Environment

There is a strong connection between public health and transport planning and it often goes unrecognized. In developing countries like India, the health impacts from transport are particularly significant. The health impacts vary from exposure to air pollutants to impacts on traffic safety and accidents, and the extent to which they encourage (or discourage) physical activity.  Active transportation, which includes either walking or cycling as a daily mode of transport has been associated with increased physical activity and fitness levels throughout the day and good metabolic and cardiovascular profiles.  

Beginning 2nd March 2016, we bring to you our all-new Webinar series called Live! On The Hub, where you can watch our webinars via webcast on The Hub. The first webinar of the Live! On The Hub series is inspired by the rapidly expanding Car-Free Day movement in Gurgaon and Karnal, following the success of Raahgiri Days in these cities.

This webinar was hosted on Thursday, 19 November 2015 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Rohit Khandelwal, Deputy General Manager (Planning), Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA); Rejeet Mathews, Manager - Urban Devlopment & Accessibility, EMBARQ India; and

This webinar was hosted on Friday, 6 November 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Prashanth Bachu, Project Manager – Urban Transport and Sarika Panda Bhatt, Manager – Cities & Transport from WRI - EMBARQ India.

This webinar was hosted on Wednesday, September 23 2015 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm IST (local time) and will be presented by Amit Bhatt, Strategy Head – Urban Transport, EMBARQ India.

This webinar was hosted on 20th August, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Vijay Anadkat, Senior Manager, EMBARQ India.

By WRI India Sustainable Cities - Jul 2015

Today, about 32 percent of India's billion plus population lives in cities. By 2030, this figure will increase to 40 percent. We need scalable solutions for smart urban growth now. This presentation shares 10 key ingredients for creating smart cities in India. 


The infographic shows gated community projects in Bangalore that are either completed, ongoing or upcoming, mapped against the railway line and major road networks in the city.

By Pawan Mulukutla - Oct 2014
According to a McKinsey study, India’s urban population is expected to grow from 340 million to 590 million people between 2008 and 2030. In response to this rapid urbanization, Prime Minister has announced that he will build 100 smart cities across the country. “Smart” cities typically use information technology to anticipate and address urban problems. 
By Sonal Shah, Sahana Goswami, Lubaina Rangwala, Robin King, Himadri Das and Akhila Suri - Jan 2015

The Safe Access Manual is EMBARQ India’s latest publication and offers recommendations to develop safe access to mass transit stations in Indian cities. An investment of 15 billion USD has already been made across various cities to develop mass transit infrastructure such as metro rail and bus rapid transit. Improving access to mass transit in India can serve multiple objectives—provide safe, affordable and sustainable commuting options, create vibrant public spaces and serve its communities’ needs.

This webinar was hosted on October 17, 2014 and was presented by Amit Bhatt, Strategy Head - Urban Transport, EMBARQ India. 

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