The Study on Autorikshaw and Para-transit system in  Chennai was conducted by M/s Civitas Urban Solutions for City Connect Foundation, Chennai. CPPR provided research input for the study. The socio-economic study intended to understand the ‘state of autorikshaw and Para-transit (IPT) systems’ and mapped their role in facilitating the mobility of the people in the city. Study included interviews with auto rickshaw drivers, policy studies of the existing structures governing the sector, socio economic well being of the auto drivers, passenger interviews and difficulties faced by the auto drivers. A comprehensive report was prepared and recommendations were given to the Government of Tamil Nadu. For more information on the project visit

Socio Economic Study of Autorikshaw Sector in Chennai- 

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Study on Intermediary Para-transit Systems in Chennai-

Download the Para-transit Report

D. Dhanuraj
D. Dhanuraj
Dr D Dhanuraj is the Chairman and Managing Trustee of CPPR. He holds a PhD in Science & Humanities (Anna University), MSc Physics (Mahatma Gandhi University) and MA Political Science (Madras Christian College). He also holds a Post Graduate Executive Diploma in International Business from Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, and has undergone training by TTMBA of Atlas USA, IAF Germany, FEE USA, etc. His core areas of expertise are in urbanisation, urban transport & infrastructure, education, health, livelihood, law, and election analysis. He can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @dhanuraj

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