Opinion | India’s urban mobility and congestion problem
Its unique travel patterns imply that country specific and city level policies are necessary to address slow urban mobility
Traffic congestion has increased dramatically in India. Congestion and the associated slow urban mobility can have a huge adverse impact on both the quality of life and the economy. Are all cities in India congested or just some of them? Are Delhi and Mumbai less or more congested than, say, Patna and Varanasi? Are mobility and congestion different within cities across the centre and periphery, and at different times of the day? How congested are Indian cities compared to cities in the US? What does the future hold?