Sustainable Urban Mobility at #CK2017

Sustainable Urban Mobility at #CK2017

Catalysing sustainable urban mobility solutions in cities

Our cities are growing, and with it, our need for transport. By 2030, cities could produce nearly 8 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year from buildings and personal vehicle use alone. Poor air quality accounts for 3.7 million premature deaths every year. Fostering cleaner forms of transport like walking and bicycling, improving fuel and vehicle technologies, and reducing private vehicle use can combat this trend. Using proven solutions and action-oriented tools in sustainable urban mobility will make Indian cities more resilient to new challenges and bring economic, environmental, and social benefits to people.



WRI India’s Bus Karo initiative aims at facilitating a peer-to-peer network that encourages shared learning between city bus agencies across India through a series of workshops focused on best practices in public bus operations and planning. This workshop will be the 10th one and will focus on bus reforms in India.


6 April 2017

9:30 am to 10:00 am: Registration

10:00 am to 11:00 am: Opening Session: Reforms in Bus-Based Public Transport in India

This session will focus on five broad reforms around taxation, financing, technological improvements, energy efficiency, and bus


Mr. M.K.Sinha, MoUD

Dr. Ekroop Caur, BMTC

Mr. Chinmaya Acharya, Shakti Foundation

Mr. Amit Bhatt, Director-WRI India


11:00 am to 11:15 am: Tea


11:15 am to 1:00 pm: Session II: The Bus Industry in India

This session will focus on addressing the existing challenges about bus manufacturing and funding for buses and will focus on

addressing what should be the components of a national/state level program to bring about the reforms in the bus industry in India.

Mr. Ananda Rao, ED ASRTU (TBC)

Prof. Shivanand Swamy, Executive Director, CEPT

Dr. Ekroop Caur, BMTC

Mr. O P Agarwal, ISB

Mr. H S Ashokanand, MD NEKSRTC

Mr. Prashanth Bachu, WRI India

Mr. Pawan Mulukutla, WRI India (Background Presentation)


1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Lunch


2:00 pm to 3:15 pm: Session III: Electric Buses- Global Scenario

The session will highlight the experiences of transit agencies across the world with respect to electric buses viz. costs, issues of

charging, infrastructure, operational issues, market for electric buses, support and coordination between stakeholders, lifecycle of batteries, etc.

Ms. Erin Cooper, WRI

Mr. CK Goyal, DIMTS

Mr. Joy Nandi, Lithium Urban Technologies

Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, Tata Motors

Mr. Bharat Rajgopal, Ashok Leyland

Mr. V. Ravichander, Feedback Consulting


3:15 pm to 3:30 pm: Tea


3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Session IV: Business Models for Adopting Electric Buses

This session intends to estimate the capital and operating costs of buses and related infrastructure, along with potential funding

sources and the reliability of the same.

Mr. Vishvajit Sahay IAS, Jt. Secretary, Department of Heavy Industries (TBC)

Ms. Erin Cooper, WRI

Ms. Akshima Ghate, TERI (TBC)

Mr. Chinmay Pandit KPIT

Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Eicher

Mr. S. Chaudhari, BIAL-(TBC)


7 April 2017

9:30 am to 10:00 am: Review of Day 1

10:00 am to 11:15 am: Session V: Community Engagement for Reforming Bus Operations

This session aims to focus on empowering citizens groups by equipping them with transit-related data and key performance indicators,

to enable them to engage with their local government more effectively.

Mr. V. Umashankar,Municipal Commissioner, Gurugram (TBC)

Mr. Srinivas Alavilli, Citizens for Bengaluru

Ms. Vishalakshi Reddy, IdentCITY

Ms. Priyanka Vasudevan, WRI India


11:15 am to 11:30 am: Tea


11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Session VI: Forward Role of Regulators in Multi-Modal Fare and Service Integration

The session discusses the need for a more proactive role of these departments in rationalising fare structures across modes, mandating

integrated fare collection mechanisms across modes and rationalising the licensing regime across various modes.

Mr. Amit Talwar, Director Transport, Chandigarh

Mr. Deepak Trivedi, AJL

Mr. Laghu Parashar, UMTC

Mr. Jaspal Singh, UITP

Mr. Ravi Gadepalli, Shakti Foundation

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Closing Session

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm: Lunch

Venue: Jacarnada - 1, IHC



6 April 2017

9:30 am to 1:00 pm: Roundtable on Private Sector Led Innovation for Smart Cities

(by invite only)

Opening remarks by Mr. Andrew Steer, World Resources Institute

Special remarks by Dr. Manoj Singh, Niti Aayog, Government of India

The 100 Smart Cities and Startup India programs have inspired the launch of several initiatives to support enterprise-based models

that are addressing the needs of urban areas, such as, transport, water, sanitation, housing, public space, healthcare, energy as well

as safety and security of citizens. However, there is lack of a connected ecosystem focusing on opportunities and challenges faced

by city focused programs.


2:45 pm to 3 pm: Boosting Entrepreneurship and Building a Vibrant Startup Ecosystem

Suyash Mishra, Assistant Vice President, Startup India Program, Government of India


3 pm to 4 pm: Frenemies Forever: The Role of Unlikely Alliances in Furthering New Mobility

Amit Bhatt, WRI India will be in conversation with Orahi, Baxi, and the Electric Mobility Alliance

This informal and interactive session will focus on the need for building alliances with players especially competitors and how such

partnerships can be beneficial.


4 pm to 4:15 pm: How the City Moves: Insights

Ankit Jain, Senior Director, Ola Cabs


4:15 pm to 4:30 pm: Partnerships for City Data

Diego Canales, Tools and Data Innovation Associate, World Resources Institute


4:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Workshop: Taming the Beast: Regulating New Mobility in India

Rishabh Sinha, Counsel, Investment, Technology and Policy, TRA

This interactive workshop focuses on existing regulations in the new mobility space and will use cases studies to illustrate nuances

for various business models.


5:30 pm to 5:45 pm: Use of Cellphone Data for Better Transport

Abbas Ravat, Director, Global Product Marketing, KPIT


5:45 pm to 6:00 pm: The City and its Data

Rachit Ranjan, Public Policy and Government Relations, Uber

Venue: Marigold, IHC


7 April 2017

10:30 am to 1:30 pm: Roundtable Discussion: Shared and Electric Mobility Futures

This session will convene experts, practitioners, industry professionals, and policy-makers to discuss: the current and future

trends in shared mobility; the role played by shared mobility in the transport landscape, and; the future demand for electricity and

implications for the grid if all shared trips transition to electric modes.

Moderated by Mr. O.P. Agarwal, Executive Director, Indian School of Business


2:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Session I: Public Bicycle Sharing – Setting the Context

Mr. Luca Lo Re, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ms. Azra Khan, WRI India


2.30 pm to 4 pm: Roundtable: Open Data Explorations

(by invite only)

Mr. Diego Canales, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ms. Alka Mishra, Senior Director at National Informatics Center, Government of India

Venue: Jacaranda 1, IHC


2.30 pm to 3.45 pm: Session II: Planning & Operational Challenges in PBS Systems

Presented by Mr. Ivan de la Lanza, Manager, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Moderated by Ms. Sarika Panda Bhatt, WRI India


Mr. Chandramauli Shukla, CEO, Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd.

Mr. Aditya Munjal, Director, Hero Cycles

Mr. Mahesha H S, Managing Partner, Green Wheel Ride, Mysuru

Mr. Aditya Dahiya, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Karnal

Dr. Anvita Arora, ITrans

3:45 pm to 4:15 am: Tea

4:15 pm to 5:30 pm: Session III: Financing PBS Systems

Presented by Citi Bank Representative

Moderated by Mr. Amit Bhatt, WRI India


Ms. Nupur Gupta, World Bank, India

Mr. Sanyam Gandhi, NextBike One Pvt. Ltd

Mr.Sebastian Schlebusch, Nextbike, Germany

Mr. Deenanath Harapanahalli, CYKUL

Mr. D.V. Manohar, Chairman, All India Bicycling Federation


5:30 pm to 5:45 pm: Q&A

Venue: Jacaranda - 2, IHC