You can ‘stamp’ your idea for better last-mile connectivity

Vice-chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motors Shekar Viswanathan; Principal Secretary, IT and Industries, Jayesh Ranjan; HMR MD N.V.S. Reddy; DGP and chairman of Road Safety Authority T. Krishna Prasad; director of WRI India Madhav Pai and CEO of Toyoto Mobility Foundation Shin Aoyama at the launch of STAMP Challenge in the city on Saturday.  

The Station Access and Mobility Programme (STAMP) Challenge, a competition on innovative solutions for improving first and last-mile connectivity to metro rail transit in Hyderabad, opened on Saturday.

Financial assistance

The open innovation challenge seeks to bring together ideas from technology and service providers, mobility entrepreneurs, non-governmental organisations, corporates and citizens to co-create solutions for bridging the last-mile gap. The STAMP Challenge would offer top three business solutions, and $50,000 financial assistance along with mentorship and support to collaborate, design and implement last-mile solutions, said the organisers – WRI India Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities and Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF).

The Government of Telangana, Hyderabad Metro Rail, LTMRHL, IIIT-Hyderabad, TiE and CII are associated with the programme.

Addressing the launch programme, TMF chief operating officer Shin Aoyama said through tried and tested process of data-based research, multi-stakeholder partnership and capacity building, open challenge and collaboration, the Foundation and WRI want to improve accessibility to metro transit and increase its usage. Through the programme, WRI and TMF would collaborate with various stakeholders in the city, including the State government, public agencies, and Hyderabad’s IT industry. A similar initiative was undertaken by WRI and TMF in Bengaluru.

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