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  • Q1. What is ‘Transport4All’ Challenge?

    The ‘Transport4All’ Challenge is an initiative of the Smart Cities Mission and Urban Transport wings of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, that invites NGOs and startups to join hands and develop contextual digital solutions in the urban transport sector. These solutions will enhance the mobility experience of all citizens of different ages, incomes, genders, and abilities.

  • Q2. What are the different stages of the Challenge?

    To know more about the challenge stages, click here.

  • Q3. Who can apply for the challenge?

    All the smart cities, capital of states/Union Territories, cities with population above 05 lakhs and mature startups are eligible to participate in the Challenge. Civil society organizations, research organizations and educational institutes can also participate to support the cities and startups to engage with the citizens.


  • Q1. Why should cities participate in the challenge?

    Cities have an opportunity to work with citizens and startups to resolve the most critical problems that plague public transport through contextual solutions that are easy to implement. They will be able crowdsource solutions and choose the ones that best meet their needs and that of their citizens. They also get a chance to learn from their peers.

  • Q2. How will cities identify problems related to public transport?

    The city-level Transport4All Task Force (TTF) shall hold a roundtable discussion with its member agencies to review the surveys conducted by the city and finalize up to 5 key problem areas related to public transport. These problems will then be converted into problem statements. Sample problem statements will be shared with cities at the time of registration.

  • Q3. What is the role of the Transport4All Task Force?

    The Transport4All Task Force shall help the cities coordinate on the challenge tasks in a seamless manner. At the same time, the cities can also use the opportunity to coordinate on other mobility projects with the support of the committee.

  • Q4. How many problem statements do cities need to submit?

    Cities are required to identify and submit at least 1 or up to 5 problem statements related to public transport in the city.

  • Q5. How can states/cities facilitate pilot implementation by the startups?

    The states/cities shall reform their procurement framework to enable startups to pilot their solutions. The challenge team will be guiding the cities in reforming the process through knowledge sharing and workshops.

  • NGOs

  • Q1. Why should NGOs participate in the challenge?

    NGOs get an opportunity to create better public transport for all by bringing the voices of citizens to city managers and guiding startups in contextualising solutions to meet the needs of all citizens.

  • Q2. How can an NGO reach out to their city?

    After registering for the challenge, the contact details of the cities will be shared with the registered NGOs. The challenge team will also organize workshops to guide cities and NGOs to engage with each other and the citizens. The cities will decide on whom to collaborate with for the challenge, and get in touch with the NGOs.

  • Q3. How can an NGO support the cities with the challenge?

    To know how NGOs can support the cities, click here.


  • Q1. Why should Startups participate in the challenge?

    Startups get to work with the cities to test, learn, and improve their solutions/products with guidance from experts and based on the feedback of citizens. The best of solutions shall also be endorsed by the Government of India for easy procurement by cities across India.

  • Q2. What will be the role of startups in the challenge?

    The startups shall work with the cities and develop contextual digital solutions to address the problem statements identified by the cities. In Stage-3, the selected startups shall work with the cities to pilot the solutions on-ground.

  • Q3. Are startups required to provide solutions for all of the problem statements?

    The startups can pitch to resolve one or more problems in one or more than one of the participating cities.

  • Q4. What is the incentive/ reward for startups?

    The winners shall be rewarded with a monetary reward of ₹10 lakhs per solution (upto 20 solutions will be rewarded). The startups will also get the opportunity to improve their solutions under the mentorship of a panel of experts during the course of the challenge. Additionally, the winners will be able to pilot their solutions, and upon successful completion of their pilots will be empaneled with MoHUA for subsequent projects.