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Dynamics of urban mobility: A Comparative analysis of megacities of India

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  • B. Sudhakara Reddy

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    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

  • P. Balachandra

    (Indian Institute of Science)

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This paper aims to analyse urban mobility patterns and consequent impacts on energy and environment in India. We investigate the quantity of energy use in 23 metropolitan regions for the period 1981-2005 and present empirical results obtained using national and urban data sets. It explores the underlying relationship among three dependent variables-energy intensity, type of mode and passenger km. Patterns of energy consumption and CO2 emissions in private and public transport are examined. Some policy recommendations are outlined to reduce urban transport energy use and greenhouse gases and provide suggestions to achieve sustainable urban mobility.

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Paper provided by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India in its series Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers with number 2010-023.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ind:igiwpp:2010-023

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Keywords: Energy; Environment; Intensity; Transport; Urban;

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  1. Li, Jun, 2011. "Decoupling urban transport from GHG emissions in Indian cities--A critical review and perspectives," Energy Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 39(6), pages 3503-3514, June.
  2. Tripathi, Sabyasachi, 2012. "Do large agglomerations lead to economic growth? evidence from urban India," MPRA Paper 38227, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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