Urban areas in India act as catalysts of economic growth as they play a significant role in contributing towards national income, employment generation and productivity in their region of influence. Yet, city governments in urban areas continue to lag behind in capacity and have poor infrastructure, resulting in substandard quality of life for end users even today. Air pollution caused by transport sector in our cities has been reportedly adversely affecting the health of the citizens.
We are glad to provide our support to assess the status of deploying E Rickshaws in Indian cities. This has been a unique exercise which is also in line with the ongoing initiatives of Government of India such as Smart Cities Mission, FAME scheme etc. I would like to express our gratitude to Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation for giving us an opportunity to work in this sector and would also wish to thank various stakeholders who include the manufacturers, government officials, traffic police for their assistance and inputs in the completion of this report.