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Uber working with govt to share traffic insights with 'Movement'

By mining data, learnings can be applied to reduce the impact of traffic disruptions

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

US-based ride hailing platform today said it is working with various government agencies to offer its 'Movement' tool in to offer traffic-related insights for cities like Delhi, and

In April, had launched 'Movement', a free tool that uses "anonymised data" from trips taken through its platform and helps planners and policy makers to analyse transportation patterns, and plan future infrastructure projects accordingly.

Senior (Public Policy and Government Relations) Asia Pacific said the issue of congestion is becoming an alarming issue across most cities in

"...we have been able to gather large amounts of traffic data for several key metros in can help drive data-driven policy making and provide the much needed impetus to urban planners and civic authorities," she told reporters here.

She added that the company aims to continue playing a key role in "solving urban mobility challenges" working with the government.

She said Uber has provided access to the tool to civic authorities, local governments, transportation researchers, technology and think tanks in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, and

While the data helps city officials measure the impact of road improvements and plan future infrastructure projects, it helps commuters discover patterns and analyse the impact of events, rush hours, and road closures in cities and helps optimise

By mining data, learnings can be applied to reduce the impact of traffic disruptions, Lavin suggested.

Uber offers 'Movement' in other global cities like and

Hardeep Singh Puri, (independent charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, said India has embraced urbanisation as a for the country's development.

"A smarter and traffic management system is a significant element of this planned urbanisation... By providing data of Uber rides to the public at large, is supporting a data-led approach to urban planning," he added.

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First Published: Mon, May 28 2018. 19:30 IST