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Pre-budget expectations for the mobility sector by Mr. Manish Rathi, Founder and CEO, IntrCity

Posted on January 19, 2022

“The intercity mobility segment has seen consistent month-over-month growth after the 2nd wave. The influence of the third wave has been felt and some travel plans have been postponed, especially in states with higher levels of dispersal. The silver lining for next year is that, due to the Indian government’s rapid vaccination effort, travelers are confident of getting to places, and the industry is eagerly awaiting normality as daily cases of COVID are declining again.

We hope that in the next budget, stronger infrastructure initiatives will be integrated into the national infrastructure pipeline. The mobility needs of smart cities will drive the next wave of intercity mobility growth and enable seamless connectivity with the nearest metropolitan city, in addition to connectivity between those cities. Better multi-boarding infrastructure in the city connected to SmartBus and digital booking will drive this growth and fuel the economic growth of these cities.

2021 was a pivotal event in the transition to electric mobility within the intra-urban segment. The government should put in place some more favorable regulations to stimulate green mobility. Further political impetus should be given to all forms of green fuel and their activation for intercity mobility: batteries with longer distance capability to power electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and CNG stations on motorways.

In addition, they should also monitor the implementation of the All India Tourist Permit for Commercial Vehicles, ensuring that it is accepted by all state RTOs. »

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