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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  • 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

  • Raahgiri Day, India's first sustained car-free Sundays, started in Gurgaon on 17th November 2013. In the last 23 weeks, it has become the biggest and coolest citizens’ initiative in Gurgaon. But it has been a game changer in terms of bringing a mindset and lifestyle shift among the residents in Gurgaon, a lot of whom have now become proponents of active transportation. This was found through a recent survey done by EMBARQ India, to capture the feedback

  • Cities in the developing world are in search of sustainable solutions to their accessibility and mobility related problems. During last five years, in city’s multi-modal transport option, Bus Transit - both in its basic and rapid form, has become the core of the chosen strategy. Indian cities are choosing Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) as a sustainable solution to its growing urban transport demand. 

    EMBARQ India attempted to collect the status of BRT in India. This map provides a

    Topics: Buses
  • In an effort to build ‘enclaves’ of neighbourhood and work spaces of aspirational qualities, developments by private enterprises tend to adopt exclusivity through segregation as the main tool for planning. Even though many such developments look at mixed land uses, the interaction and interface between them seem restricted and controlled, thus functioning as smaller pockets of single land use. Though such segregation allow for easy project execution, the physical manifestation points -like

  • Mode shares are an important indicator of the role that auto-rickshaws play in meeting the daily mobility needs of urban citizens.  Based on data available for a few cities, EMBARQ India’s analysis shows that auto-rickshaws serve between 10-20% of motorized road transport trips in these cities.  Further, it is observed that auto-rickshaws constitute a small share of the total vehicle mix (between 2 -11%) while they account for relatively higher mode shares, thus highlighting the fact that

  • Auto-rickshaws play an important role in urban mobility in most Indian cities.  EMBARQ India’s analysis on the size of the auto-rickshaw market in select Indian cities, based on government records, indicates that Tier I cities in India (with population greater than 4 million) typically have more than 50,000 auto-rickshaws, while Tier II cities (with population between 1 and 4 million) have between 15,000 and 30,000 auto-rickshaws.  Auto-rickshaws, thus, constitute a significant share of the


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