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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  •  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 -...

  • Billions are invested in Indian cities and towns to ensure that urban infrastructure keeps pace with rapid expansion and population growth. The success of these investments depends on the capacity of urban policymakers and operational leaders to make the right choices and implement sustainable solutions. Yet, most cities find that they lack the necessary and institutional capacity to respond...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    Topics: Buses
  • 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...

  • 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...


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