Transport 4 All Challenge

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    • Recently, the Minister Housing and Urban Affairs launched the Transport 4 All Challenge Stage-2.

    About Transport 4 All Challenge

    • It is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
    • Aim: 
      • To bring together cities, citizens, and startups to develop solutions that improve public transport to better serve the needs of all citizens.
      • Focuses on digital innovation and invites cities, citizens, and innovators to join hands to develop contextual digital solutions to improve formal as well as informal public transport to better serve the mobility needs of all citizens.
    • Three Stages of the Challenge
      • The Transport4All through Digital Innovation Challenge comprises three stages:
      • Stage I PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Cities, with the support of NGOs, identify key recurring problems that citizens and public transport operators face
      • Stage II SOLUTION GENERATION: Startups develop prototypes of solutions to improve public transport with inputs from cities and NGOs
      • Stage III PILOT TESTING: Cities engage Startups for large-scale pilots and refine the solutions based on citizen feedback
    • Significance:
      • Solutions developed as part of the Challenge aim to integrate formal and informal modes of public transport wherever possible and desirable. 
      • Solutions that demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of citizens—those living in cities with different contexts—would be piloted in selected cities across the country.

    Source: PIB