Prior to joining WRI India, Om Prakash (O.P.) Agarwal was the Executive Director at the Indian School of Business and chaired the U.S. Transport Research Board's Committee on Transportation in Developing Countries. He is a highly respected thinker and practitioner with a wealth of experience in cities, urban transport, climate change and related development and environment issues.
He has served as a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and held several positions from 1979 to 2007. During his tenure as the head of the Urban Transport division of the Government of India, he authored India's National Urban Transport Policy, a document that outlines the priorities for sustainable urban transport at all levels of government..
O.P. holds a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, a Master’s degree in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Chennai. At WRI India, Agarwal will be leading the office's ongoing efforts to strengthen its work around cities, energy, climate, landscape restoration, water, and government and business engagement.
For some time now, there has been an ongoing tussle between the Government of Delhi and the National Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs about increasing fares for the Delhi metro. Under the existing law, a fare fixation committee reviews ...