Senior Programme Manager
Pranjali Deshpande-Agashe is a Senior Manager leading the Public Transport strategy, policy, and projects work for the ITDP India Programme. Pranjali is an architect and urban planner with an extensive body of work in transport planning. She has worked on various sustainable transport initiatives for Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nashik, Chennai, the Maharashtra state government, as well as the Smart City Mission. Working extensively in the field of Bus Rapid Transit systems in India, Pranjali has reviewed design and operational plans for the ‘Rainbow’ BRT (Pune- Pimpri-Chinchwad), authored a publication for the Indian Road Congress on BRT guidelines, and provided technical advice for the Chennai BRT. Her work interest also lies in creating urban street design guidelines which focus on promoting walking and cycling. To ensure equal access to Pune city streets, she is providing technical support for Pune Streets Program. Pranjali is also helping cities and state government in policy preparations such as public parking policy, transit-oriented development policy, state urban transport policy, etc. Pranjali is a much sought-after speaker for various Indian and international conferences on sustainable transport—primarily on planning and operating public transport and designing of walking and cycling infrastructure.