Dr Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs today launched the ‘Uber Movement’ solution in Delhi which will help urban mobility in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
‘Movement’ offers aggregated Uber data to show travel conditions across different times, days or months.
“By providing data of Uber rides to the public at large, Uber Movement is supporting a data-led approach to urban planning. I congratulate Uber for this and hope that this solution can be replicated for other Indian cities as well,” said Puri after launching the solution.
Uber also presented the Minister with a case study titled “Examining the impact of traffic as Delhi shops for Dhanteras”. The data compares peak travel time from Vasant Kunj to Lajpat Nagar during Dhanteras of last year.
“Uber Movement can help data driven policy making and provide the much needed impetus to academia, urban planners, civic authorities and government officials. Together with the government, we aim to continue playing a key role in solving the urban mobility challenges through this initiative,” said Ann Lavin, Senior Director, Public Policy and Government Relations, Asia Pacific, Uber.
With the launch of this tool, Uber has provided access to civic authorities, local governments, etc, to discover ways to apply data to address transportation and infrastructure challenges as well as plan future investments.