Presentation of the launch
An initiative by the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, in partnership with the ITDP India programme. The Challenge aims to inspire and support Indian cities to implement quick cycling-friendly initiatives in response to COVID-19, in collaboration with their citizens and assistance from experts. Now, more than ever, cities must prioritise urban resilience through sustainable and equitable transportation to overcome this current crisis and to be better poised to face the future. As knowledge partners, ITDP India Programme will assist in conducting this challenge and guiding cities in developing and implementing their proposals. The Mission has also announced that the first ten cities selected in the challenge will receive financial support of up to 1 crore per city. The humble bicycle kickstarts the cycle of change in urban mobility.