Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkand is fast urbanising. Though the state remains largely rural, Ranchi and the other cities have been rapidly growing with the influx of people from the hinterland in search of opportunity. These cities need to be planned and manage to provide a safe, affordable, attractive and inclusive environment for the citizens.
With a good transport system comes better connect between people and also more sustainability- socially, economically and environmentally.
The lack of a formalized public transport system in Ranchi has led to dependence on private vehicles and paratransit for day-to-day travel, congestion and safety issues. While most of the new transport initiatives deal with road widening and flyovers, there have been no concrete efforts to address the people’s need and propose genuine solutions.
The Ranchi Mobility Charter, developed by the Ranchi Mobility Partnership led by ITDP calls for a development model that focuses on a high-quality bus based transport system, parking management and a pedestrian friendly outlook.