Tag Search: “transport”
Inching towards college: Exploring gender and mobility in India
In the sixth post of I4I’s month-long campaign to mark International Women’s Day 2023, Vijaya at al. investigate mobility constraints among college-going students in Jalandhar. They find that while a ...
- Ravneet Bains Naureen Bhullar Ramya Vijaya
- 16 March, 2023
- Notes from the Field
Lockdown-induced trade disruptions and adaptations by firms
In the face of trade disruptions, firms can reorient their trade to minimise risk. This article documents a fall in inter-state trade in India during the Covid-19 lockdown, that continues until Decemb...
- Anindya Chakrabarti Kanika Mahajan Shekhar Tomar
- 24 February, 2023
Evidence of illegal fuel use by auto rickshaws in Kolkata
In 2008, in an attempt to improve air quality, the Calcutta High Court mandated that all petrol autos in Kolkata and Greater Kolkata be replaced by liquified petroleum gas (LPG) fuelled autos. However...
- Satyaki Sensarma
- 21 February, 2023
Crime in the village: Does road infrastructure make a difference?
Access to better infrastructure is critical for poverty alleviation and economic development in rural India. Analysing data from the 2004-05 and 2011-12 waves of the India Human Development Survey (IH...
- Shreya Biswas Ritika Jain
- 22 December, 2021
Webinar video: Navigating Covid-19 impact on agriculture supply chains
In October 2020, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) organised a webinar on ‘Navigating the Impact of Covid-19 on the Agricultu...
- Kumar Das Bijeta Mohanty
- 23 December, 2020
Agricultural worker exits and crop fires
While the process of moving workers from low- to high-productivity sectors is considered critical for economic development, its environmental impact remains largely unexplored. This article shows that...
- Hemant Kumar Pullabhotla
- 22 December, 2020
Covid-19, population, and pollution: A roadmap for the future
The impact of the ongoing Covid pandemic is turning out to be multidimensional, and among the long-run considerations that it has brought to the fore are population and pollution. In the run up to Wor...
- Shweta Gupta Rishabh Mahendra
- 03 June, 2020
Congestion pricing to solve traffic jams? Not so fast!
The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi recently said that the city is likely to become the first in India to have congestion charges in certain stretches. This column reports results from an experimental p...
- Gabriel Kreindler
- 19 March, 2018
Electrified transport: Countdown to 2030
The Government of India is aiming to have only electric vehicles operating in the country by 2030. Despite the various policy initiatives that are being undertaken to make progress towards this ambiti...
- Epica Mandal Sarkar Tanmay Sarkar
- 04 October, 2017
Economic benefits of transportation infrastructure: Historical evidence from India and America
Significant public finance is devoted to transportation infrastructure, the economic benefits of which are often unclear. This column analyses two major railroad projects in India and US in the 19th c...
- Dave Donaldson
- 21 June, 2017
Highway network designs and regional economic development
The Indian National Highway Development Project and its components such as the Golden Quadrilateral or the North-South and East-West corridors are planned to alleviate constraints due to insufficient...
- Simon Alder
- 03 April, 2017
Riding the energy transition: Oil beyond 2040
The motor vehicle was very quick to replace horses in the early 20th century, and the advent of the electric car suggests that another profound shift in transportation and energy could be around the c...
- Reda Cherif Fuad Hasanov Aditya Pande
- 08 December, 2016