Data and Code for: Mobility and congestion in urban India

  • Prottoy Akbar (Creator)
  • Victor Couture (Creator)
  • Gilles Duranton (Creator)
  • Adam Storeygard (Creator)



Replicates empirical results from "Mobility and Congestion in Urban India". Article abstract: We develop a methodology to estimate robust city-level vehicular speed indices, exactly decomposable into uncongested speed and congestion. We apply it to 180 Indian cities using 57 million simulated trips measured by a web mapping service. We verify the reliability of our simulated trips using a number of alternative data sources, including data on actual trips. We find wide variation in speed across cities that is driven more by differences in uncongested speed than congestion. Denser and more populated cities are slower, only in part because of congestion. Urban economic development is correlated with faster speed despite worse congestion.
Date made available2023
PublisherInteruniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Date of data production1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Geographical coverageIndia

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