A Case Study of the Auto-rickshaw Sector in Mumbai
This report aims to better understand the role of auto-rickshaws in Mumbai's transport system and the distinct challenges and opportunities that the sector presents in promoting a sustainable transport system for Mumbai. In particular, the focus of the study is on auto-rickshaws that provide a taxi service and not the share auto-rickshaws that provide fixed route informal public transport at some locations in Mumbai.
We aim to answer some of the following questions: How is the auto-rickshaw industry in Mumbai part of a sustainable urban transport system? How can auto-rickshaws provide comparable mobility to that of a private vehicle? How do auto-rickshaws benefit residents and drivers? What are areas for improvement from the driver, user and environmental perspectives?