Green City Journey Planning App

Maha Metro is planning to implement a mobility app for the city of Nagpur in India. The app will show all available modes of transportation (public and private) connecting the first mile (origin) to Metro and Metro to last-mile (destination).


Project Description

The app will also display multiple journey options, i.e., search results with probable cost, tentative journey time, greenest mode among all suggested options, the carbon footprint for other mode options, etc. Such a service is dependent on high-quality mobility data. Maha Metro will, therefore, build its capacity to operate and maintain the platform. Besides, the project will help to develop standardized data on the route network and schedules of all public transport modes, provide integrated maps/navigation of all public transport modes.

Project's Objectives

The project aims to increase public transport ridership in Nagpur through a platfrom for integrated journey planning that informs public transport users on the shortest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly public transport alternatives.

Key Outputs

  • Mission to Nagpur in August 2019
  • Slight project adjustments and clarification of scope
  • Grant agreement being processed, ready for implementation

The Team

Rohan Shailesh Modi


Since several years he is working with GIZ with a focus on Asia & Africa. At TUMI he is on an ambitious journey to ensure procurement of 100000 E-buses by 2025. An energy manager by academics, he specializes in coupling digitization and circular economy topics with sustainable mobility solutions.

Focus Areas: TUMI E-Mobility, TUMI E-Bus Mission

Stephanie Sophie Pons-Dechent

Transport Policy Advisor

Former consultant for KfW Development Bank in the field of nature protection, prioritizing on sustainable conservation finance. She has worked in Brazil, India and Ghana. Stephanie studied Business Administration and Economic Geography, focusing on new mobility trends.

Focus Areas: WMW

Supported by


Development Bank

As a promotional bank, KfW Group supports change and encourages forward-looking ideas – in Germany, Europe and throughout the world. On behalf of the Federal Government, KfW Development Bank administers Germany’s official Financial Cooperation in more than 100 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia, South and Central America, the Middle East and the Caucasus. Its priority areas of activity include poverty reduction and economic development, good governance, education and health care, and protection of the climate and the environment. In this way the bank helps the Federal Government achieve its developmental goals.

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

GIZ provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from these services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is the main commissioning party, but GIZ also works with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.

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Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is headed by the Minister, Svenja Schulze, the Parliamentary State Secretaries, Dr. Bärbel Kofler and Niels Annen, and the State Secretary, Jochen Flasbarth. When Germany provides a developing country with a low-interest loan, when German experts advise the government of a partner country on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) or when private German organisations carry out projects in developing countries, these are all approaches involving direct development cooperation between Germany and its partners. Besides engaging in such bilateral development cooperation activities, Germany is also involved in activities for the benefit of the developing countries at the international level.

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