SMART and the Chennai Mobility Project

The purpose of this grant is to identify existing and emerging New Mobility business models and
innovative transportation approaches that benefit the urban poor; to identify and convene the social entrepreneurs advancing these new models along with key stakeholders; and to explore possible paths for scaling up those models.

Raj Cherubal is the coordinator for City Connect and Janaagraha in Chennai. Janaagraha is a leading organization in the area of urban governance reform and promotes legislative and social framework to ensure meaningful urban public participation and accountability. City Connect, a platform for industry associations and civic organisations, envisions vibrant Indian cities that deliver world-class quality of life, infrastructure and services for all its citizens—rich and poor. He holds a M.S. in Physics from the University of Louisville and a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has worked in the software industry in areas like computational physics and visualisation, telecom and finance.