In a pursuit to identify and find out solutions for the mobility issue in Bengaluru, the Directorate of Urban Land Transport in partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Micelio and a few other stakeholders have launched an Urban Mobility Lab for the city. RMI, Mecilio is an investor company that invests in electric mobility startups.
Heads from Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), along with the city police also participated in the project.
“The collaborative effort of the last six months bringing together all key stakeholders – the government, private sector and civil society – under one roof has been fruitful to identify solutions that will eventually accelerate Bengaluru’s transition towards shared, clean and citizen-centric mobility”, said Shreyas Shibulal, Founder and Director, Micelio.
As per C Shikha, Managing Director, BMTC, the Urban Mobility Lab will be a helpful initiative for the stakeholders to identify mobility issues in the city, analyse them and identify feasible solutions. The project will also involve workshops on charging and battery swapping infrastructure, data-driven solutions, manufacturing of EVs, addressing the issue of first and last-mile connectivity, public transit system, and so on.