Chaotic flow of motorbikes, rikshas and cars, constant construction work accompanied by clouds of dust, and lively honking – the congestions of big Indian cities like Mumbai or Delhi do not exactly shout hotbed for urban sustainable mobility. But that’s exactly the path India, the world’s largest democracy, is on.
India has impressive demographic figures. In 2020 the average age will be 29 years, compared to 37 for China and 48 for Japan. Half of the 1.3 billion population is under 25 years old. An ideal platform for tech-savvy innovators to experiment.
At the same time the country has, according the World Economic Forum, seven of the world’s ten most polluted cities. Plenty of motivation to act quickly towards sustainable mobility.