Transport 4 All Challenge Stage-2

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launched the “Transport 4 All Challenge” Stage-2 recently.

What is “Transport 4 All Challenge”?

  • The “Transport 4 All Challenge” is an initiative implemented by the Union Urban Affairs Ministry to ease the mobility experience of Indian citizens.
  • The challenge seeks to promote digital innovation in formal as well as informal public transportation.
  • The challenge has 3 stages. They are:
  1. Problem Identification: Cities, with assistance from non-governmental organizations, must identify key recurring problems that citizens and public transport operators face.
  2. Solution Generation: Prototypes must be developed by startups to improve public transport based on the inputs provided by cities and NGOs
  3. Pilot Testing: Cities must support Startups to implement large-scale pilots and refining the solutions based on citizen feedback.
  • Solutions developed as part of the “Transport 4 All Challenge” will seek to integrate formal and informal mode of public transport wherever it is possible and desirable.
  • Those solutions that demonstrate the capability to meet the transportation requirements of the urban population will be piloted in selected cities across India.
  • More than 130 cities have taken part in the Stage I of the challenge, which was launched on April 15, 2021.
  • Over 100 cities have set up a Transport 4 All Task Force (TTF), having key government stakeholders involved in transportation sector and academic institutions, NGOs and IPT unions.
  • These cities have successfully conducted surveys of citizens, bus drivers, conductors and informal public transport drivers. This provided the largest public transport data in the country.
  • 46 cities that qualified for Stage II used the survey data to develop more than 165 problem statement. This has now been curated to a final list of 8 problem statement.
  • Stage-2 of the challenge is currently open for startups to develop solutions for problems identified by the cities.
  • The startups can pitch their solutions at the Startup India Portal.

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