PhaniKumar Kadambari

PhaniKumar  Kadambari

Location India


  • This has been a great learning experience and thank for all the contributors of the course. Looking forward to learn more.

  • Thanks for this wonderful course. I will definitely use this knowledge in creating something or at least use it in my personal life.

  • Chennai has a really good public Transport system. But needs lot of improvement.
    1: Introducing e buses initially on certain routes will help in understanding the requirements of the city and how it implement on large scale.
    2: Strengthening the existing rail routes with more frequency of trains & making them more accessible. ( The trains are crowded...

  • Buying electric vehicles doesn’t serve the purpose of sustainable urban transportation. We are just moving from petrol car to ev car that’s it. Cars will always contribute to the traffic and congestion and it will only be used for individual’stravel. Providing more quality of public transportation is the way forward especially for Chennai. Connecting existing...

  • Participatory approaches :

    India had this concept way back and it’s called Gram Sabha. P

    What is Gram Sabha? The Gram Sabha is the fulcrum of the Panchayati Raj and village development. People use the forum of the Gram Sabha to discuss local governance and development, and make need- based plans for the village.

  • It’s a nice way to encapsulate the whole concept of the topic.

  • As you have mentioned Political will + marketing the vision properly + enagaging the stake holders is the key @JoseVazquez

  • Metro is the only exception of public transportation in chennai which gets positive reviews. Journey in metro is calm and comfortable. Metro is not affordable by the commoners due to pricing. Bus and Train is way too crowded and it would definitely have negative score on all criteria.

  • Mobility plays a major role in the well being of urban dwellers. It has good and bad impact based on the transportation that you choose.My mother used to travel in crowded public transport back and forth to work. This definitely had a bad result on her well being. By the time you get back home you are exhausted and it has impact on your mind and body.

  • In chennai as discussed the public transport system connects all parts of the city. We would need to strengthen it by adding more vehicles and routes.

    1: More routes & inter connectivity between the rail lines
    2: improving Quality of the vehicles used in public transportation,
    3: Creating a strong policy for sustainable transportation.
    4: Incentive...

  • In India car is considered as a status symbol, because of that lot of people aim to buy a car. I have seen lot of lower middle class families buying cars on EMi and it is just being used once a week. Change in the travel behaviour needs lot of patience and practice.

  • This gave a better understanding about the e mobility and the case studies gave an insight on the challenges.

  • Some people prefer to walk, than cycle.

  • There are lot of LPG vehicles in India and especially in Delhi you can find more Autos,Taxis & cars using lpg.

  • They have achieved a huge feat by having EV as public transportation. need to look at how it works out financially for the government. On demand buses looks interesting.

  • Personal Electric vehicles are growing in large numbers in India. There is hesitation with public to shift to EV cause of concerns over the battery life and no charging facilities.

    In terms of electric buses as part of public transport, there has been discussion in the local government to introduce them.

  • How expensive is it manufacture bio fuel on a large scale ? What are the positive effects it has on environment compared to gas. Can it help in longer run. Battery vs bio fuel can be an interesting factor for the bio fuel market.

  • Planning to do activities to spread awareness in the city regarding ASI. If anyone has done any such activities do post link. Thanks in advance.

  • This has been a great learning experience, especially understanding and learning from various case studies across the world.

  • Street mix doesn’t work on mobile.

    I would choose Chennai. The major connecting road Anna Salai aka Mount Road. It’s a 2 way road which is major arterial road.

    We have metro running along this road. I would like to have BRT & Separate lane for cyclist. 7:30 -8:30 you could see lot of people travelling by cycle to work escaping the peak hour traffic....

  • 1: Car free sundays were initiated in my city pre COVID. That’s something that can be extended on weekdays and make it pedestrian and cycle friendly for people. Start with few neighbourhoods and establish community awareness and support.
    2:building cycling lanes over the years can be effective. Encouraging more people to use bicycles + building lanes will...

  • Growing from 1% to 10% is a tremendous growth. Overall it’s a great effort by the city and people.

  • I am planning to do some research on people using cycles as mode of transportation for work. In my state Tamil Nadu the government provides free bi cycle for Government school students, they use it effectively to commute to school. Apart from that free bus passes for all school students.

  • Chennai - Adyar my neighbourhood:

    Streets easy to cross: 7/10

    Places to stop and rest: 4/10

    Shade and shelter: 8/10

    People feel relaxed: 7/10

    Thing to see and do: 5/10

    People choose to walk, cycle and use of public transport 4/10

    A diverse mix of pedestrians 6/10

    Environmental quality: 7/10

    Places to feel safe 7/10

    Not too noisy...

  • This development seems sustainable and promising. If future cities are focused on non motorised vehicular transportation & active transportation, it would be great.

  • Lumphini park in Bangkok is a similar example. It created a great space for people and lot of people travel to this park.

  • We had care free sundays in certain neighbourhood in my city before COVID. Now they would need start from the scratch.@AgustinaKrapp

  • Chennai’s has the highest usage of public transportation,preference for buses was credited to three important factors: High capacity, affordability and accessibility. MTC records an average daily footfall of 35 lakh. This indicates that at least two million people - one-fourth of the population - use buses every day assuming they make a return...

  • Back in 1990’s most of friends fathers would travel by bicycle for about 5-10km for work. Later it gradually declined. When my friends started working they used personalised moto bike transport, 2 guys would share the fuel price and travel together quickly and more distance. Now very few people use walking, they are mostly working within 3 kms from their homes.

  • It was great to learn about case studies and develop an understanding about how the system works and what are the pros and cons of various systems.

  • I didn’t know Vizag has BRT. I will look in to it. Thanks for sharing about BRT.

  • In my city we can definitely build BRT which can run for at least 35-50kms. This will definitely help people who travel long distances for work. Cable car is totally dependent on the topography of the place, it isn’t suitable for my city.

    I am more open for building better informal transport system. Which will help in effective transportation and...

  • Informal transport system play a bigger role in cities across India. In chennai we have a big TUk TUk ( Share auto ) which can carry up 10 passengers at a time. They run point to point with multiple stops. This has been helpful to loads of people who needs quick transportation compared to public transport. It is very useful and very affordable. They run to...

  • Is there any other city in the world has adapted cable car as a public transport system to reach out to more people ?

  • I am thinking of initiating an awareness campaign on ASI framework to general public in my city. If anyone has done any campaigns pls share the details.

  • When all the systems are integrated and if we can buy 1 ticket or pass for all the systems. That would help the people take the public transport system. In State transport introduced a monthly special pass using which you can board all types of buses in public transport system. Earlier you have to buy passes based on the bus you choose to travel normal, deluxe...

  • The place where I live I need to walk about 1km to the nearest Bustop. Nearest rail system 2.5kms nearest metro 5kms. My usage of public and my personal motor bike transportation totally depends on what I am doing for the day. If I need to meet more than 1 client I prefer my motor bike. If I need to just go to 1 place and get back home I use public...

  • I use motor bike to travel within the city. It is convenient for me and I can move around quickly. It saves me lot of time. If I need to use public transport it is a bit hassle, cause I need to meet various clients in short time. I use public transport when I just need to go to 1 place and comeback.

  • It is great to see how they built this in very short time. How to sustain when the demands gets high as it becomes popular. The challenges were mentioned in this video, which gives a better picture about the project. The most important point he mentioned was that the project cannot be sustained just by the user fee.

  • Integrating the new system with the existing transport system will help the people.

  • I completely agree with you on price lobbying.

  • Two things needs to happen.
    1: Government should set polices on parking in residential areas. 2: Residents and residential associations should come together and follow these regulations.

    Public and Government should come together at all levels of policy making and implementing them.

  • In some cities in India private players run bus services to cater the demand. The pricing is controlled by the government. We have this type across our state Tamil Nadu. I hope syndicate is similar to this.

  • It’s gets tricky in India due to high population. All major cities in India are way too crowded and there are several thousands of people travelling back and forth to work. Our city Chennai has Good public bus transport system. 2 train lines that connect different parts of the city with sub urban limits.2 metro lines which connect various parts within the...

  • I would join if there is a possibility from my end.

  • Our street is a narrow and a dead end. It has so many cars parked outside and during working hours there is no space for residents to park or take their car out. Cars occupy half of the street and we have limited space. And residents don’t come together to plan the car parking issues or owners don’t ask their tenants, who have visitors to park the car at the...

  • Parking fee is applicable only in business, public spaces and commercial areas. No parking fee in residential areas.

  • There are no TDM measures in my city. Although we have cycling lanes, but you can hardly find space for the cycles. But there is lot of potential to implement TDM measures across various parts in the city.

  • Car parking is chaotic across the cities in India. People who own car need to start thinking about other people who walk or cycle or ride motor bike on the streets. Many car users might find my observations absurd.
    1: People who own cars are lazy and they don’t even try to park the car in designated parking space and walk for few meters to reach their...

  • Removing elevated highway is a great step. It had opened up lot of space and this example helps in looking at existing models and revamp them.

  • Interesting examples and issues faced in implementing TDM measures. I feel few TDM measures can be implemented in my city.

  • Hello everyone I am K PhaniKumar from India and I live in Chennai, which is one of major cities in India. I am excited to learn about sustainable urban mobility, trying to implement things that I learn here in my city. Looking forward to learn from everyone.

  • Hello Everyone!! Hope you are doing well ! I am PhaniKumar from India. Excited to be Part of the second part of the transforming urban mobility course.

  • That’s wonderful to know that people are choosing to park their cars at the parking garage. As you mentioned new homes being built around Delft railway station. it is possible to create sustainable mobility around newly developing towns and cities.

  • This has been a well planned introductory course on sustainable urban transportation. This was very informative and interactive. Looking forward for the next course.

  • This has been a well planned introductory course on sustainable urban transportation. This was very informative and interactive.

  • I choose chennai where I live and specifically the neighbourhood Adyar.
    Walk 3/ 15
    Access to walking is good in residential area. Main roads are totally unsafe and are not comfortable for walking. There are no walking shelters. We have only bus stop shelters which are always crowded and people don’t find space to sit.
    Cycle : 3/5
    Going around cycle is...

  • I live in Chennai one of the Metro cities in India. It is highly populated and people travel long distance from sub urban areas to city and vice Versa for work.

    I feel ASI methodology will definitely help in bringing some change to the city and the neighbourhood.

    Avoiding can be the best method to reduce the use of personal vehicular transportation....

  • Yes it is open for visitors @AgustinaKrapp

  • Not to park in front of the house is a great idea.

  • When we focus on transit Oriented model of city development.

    If we make smaller roads which aren’t suitable for the cars. Do you think that people would refrain, from buying cars or move to places where they can take their car ?

  • I have never heard of this city. Now I am fascinated by the planning and functioning of the city.

    They had the opportunity to rebuild the entire city after the WW2. Which is a blessing in disguise and they had a vision to build something that’s sustainable and serves the purpose of the people living there.

    I would love yo read more about this city....

  • As much I love the idea and work by this town. This can be effective on smaller towns in the developed countries. This is practically impossible to do this in a heavily populated countries like India.

  • I liked how the presentation started with accessibility- The definition and measurement of accessibility totally depends on who we ask the question.

    Economy plays a vital role in the use mode transportation & vice versa. In many developed countries you can’t get a job without a car. People with car have more opportunities. Where as the developing countries...

  • Transit oriented development will definitely help in sustainable urban transportation. With the rapid growth of the population & density in the urban cities, it is very essential to build more TOD around the city.

    It is very essential to build jobs/ housing / education & healthcare around tier 2 cities and towns and build everything on TOD model.

  • 100km from one end to other. So this will definitely increase the use of personal vehicles. Just like any other major cities in developing countries.

  • I will check the publication. Thank you !

  • ASI framework helps in creating policies and ideas for future. But this week also helped in understanding the various factors & stake holders that come in to consideration while developing the public transportation.

    Looking forward for next week.

  • ASI :
    Avoid : Due to Covid Most of the IT industry is working from home. So in