Creating well-planned and compact cities is a necessary first step towards ensuring sustainable urbanisation. Designing compact urban forms requires integration of land use and transport planning. Transport systems may appear as an overlay on the city, while they are the DNA that shape its spatial growth and character.
An efficient, affordable, convenient and safe public transportation system is integral to the relieving cities from the hazards of traffic. Traffic congestion results in deterioration of the physical environment causing not only severe health hazards but also considerable economic loss when considering the value of time.
The use of private modes of transport today is a necessity primarily because of lack of alternative and effective forms of mobility, such as public transportation. This is especially true for India. Urban architects and the transport planners need to integrate various elements to mitigate this problem, transit oriented design development being such an element.
At the same time, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) need to be extensively implemented and sustained, be it traffic congestion monitoring, road safety management, parking management or a plethora of other applications.
Fairwood is working towards providing next generation technology enabled urban mobility systems to the world. The catalytic role of technology, especially through innovation in the urban transport sector, has been acknowledged in the country’s 11th Five Year Plan, the National Urban Transport Policy and the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.