Addressing the 13th Urban Mobility India Conference on the theme ‘Emerging Trends in Urban Mobility’, he stated the way forward for mobility is about striving in the direction of environment-friendly, built-in, automated and personalised journey on demand.
New developments, like clever transportation techniques and site visitors administration functions, are within the pipeline for enhanced mobility in main cities, the minister stated.
“In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, India is likely to experience a behavioural change in urban mobility. This crisis also presents an opportunity to guide the recovery of urban transport towards long-term development goals,” Puri stated.
Investment in infrastructure to handle simpler circulation and interchange of individuals and items can have an financial multiplier impact, each in job-creation within the current and boosting progress and productiveness sooner or later, he stated.
In an announcement, the ministry stated it has issued an in depth advisory as to how the nation wants to maneuver forward in these testing occasions.
It rests on three key pillars – promotion of public transport system, leveraging technological developments and penetration of NMT techniques within the city transport paradigm.
“Various studies show that about 16-57 per cent of urban commuters are pedestrian and about 30-40 per cent use bicycles depending on the size of the city.
“Considering this as a chance, elevating the precedence of those modes offers travellers one other non-public car various, which is clear, protected, secured notably whether it is built-in with different modes and reasonably priced for all,” the ministry stated.
It acknowledged that non-motorised transport will occupy the prime, non-negotiable, place in each type of city mobility discourse and intervention.