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- https://www.cppr.in/archives/chennai-auto-study/ 

Download the Auto Study Report 

Study on Intermediary Para-transit Systems in Chennai-http://www.civitas.in/news_and_events/5/Study_on_Para-transit_System_in_Chennai

Download the Para-transit Report