The US-based global ride sharing transportation firm Uber will now offer its ‘Movement’ tool campaign in important metro cities in India such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi in order to provide traffic related information for. To do it successfully, the company is planning to work with numerous government agencies in these states.
The ‘Movement’ tool was unleashed in India in April this year. This free tool utilizes “anonymised data” collected from the various trips on its dais, which in further assists policy makers and planners to plan upcoming infrastructure ventures and scrutinize transportation prototypes accordingly.
Ann Lavin, Uber’s Senior Director (Public Policy and Government Relations) Asia Pacific stated last month that at this moment, the major alarming issue in Indian cities is congestion.
She said, “We have been able to gather large amounts of traffic data for several key metros in India. Uber Movement can help drive data-driven policy making and provide the much needed impetus to urban planners and civic authorities. Uber will continue to play major role in solving urban mobility challenges.”
Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (independent charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, said “A smarter transport and traffic management system is a significant element of this planned urbanisation… By providing data of Uber rides to the public at large, Uber Movement is supporting a data-led approach to urban planning.”