DDC partners with RMI to provide platform for innovative ideas

To offer mobility solutions in the Capital through collaboration

May 29, 2019 01:45 am | Updated 01:46 am IST - New Delhi

The Delhi government’s policy think tank, the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) of Delhi, on Tuesday said it had partnered with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to provide a platform for “new innovative ideas” in various categories, including electric mobility, for piloting sustainable solutions to local mobility problems in the Capital.

The DDC and the non-profit group, the government said in a statement, were collaborating to conceive, finance and test mobility solutions that align with the Indian government’s vision for a shared, electric and connected mobility future.

“Under the initiative, innovative ideas will be invited from stakeholders on four broad categories -- electric mobility, non-motorised transport, shared mobility and last mile connectivity -- for conceiving and piloting sustainable solutions to overcome local problems in Delhi,” Vice-Chairman of DDC, Jasmine Shah, said.

According to the government, ideas in this respect can be furnished on an application window on the RMI website; the ten best among these will be shortlisted and discussed at an Urban Mobility Lab to be hosted on June 26-27. The workable among these, Mr. Shah said, would finally be piloted on ground

“The urban mobility lab hopefully will become a platform for turning our flagship policies, such as electric vehicle policy of Delhi, into projects on the ground,” he said adding that the e-mobility policy was under the final stage of completion and would be presented before the Delhi Cabinet for approval.

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