Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) developed the feasibility report of this Mobility hub at the behest of the Confederation of Indian industry (CII) and Ernakulam District Administration. CPPR provided inputs that were futuristic and technology driven, ensuring the capacity to cater to the ever-growing traffic and transport demands of the city. The first mobility hub in India was successfully implemented in Vytilla, Kochi, Kerala as a result of the efforts of CPPR.

Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala, is one of the fastest growing two-tier metropolitan cities in India with a population of 13.55 lakh, including the Kochi Urban Agglomeration (KUA). The Kochi Urban Agglomeration comprises of Kochi Municipal Corporation, five municipalities, 15 Panchayats and a part of three Panchayats. The city has an area of 94.88 sq. km. Urban expansion during the past few decades outgrew the limits of Kochi City. The immediate hinterland of Kochi Port has been delineated as the Greater Kochi Region, which covers 731 sq. km- almost eight times the area of the city.

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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 dhanu@cppr.in or on Twitter @dhanuraj

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