Mr. Raj Cherubal

Mr. Raj Cherubal is the Director-Projects for Chennai City Connect (CCC). CCC, a platform for industry associations and civic organisations, envisions vibrant Indian cities that deliver world-class quality of life, infrastructure and services for all its citizens—rich and poor.

He is interested in improving urban governance, urban quality of life and promoting market- based solutions to poverty. At CCC he has facilitated various projects on traffic, transportation and urban planning focused on pedestrians, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and integrated public transportation, efficiency of road system, redevelopment of business district and regional planning.

He has written and worked to promote decentralisation and good urban governance. Also to promote economic freedom for entrepreneurs, especially poor like street vendors and others in the informal sector and for their recognition as profit seeking entrepreneurs. He holds a M.S. in Physics from the University of Louisville and a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has worked in the software industry in areas like computational physics, visualisation, telecom and finance.