ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on public transport, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development.

Sai Ratna Chaitanya

Research Associate-Transport Planning

Sai Ratna Chaitanya (Ratnam) joined the ITDP India Programme as an associate in 2017. Ratnam works on various projects related to public transport, including the Chennai BRT project. He is also actively involved in creating knowledge products for public transport. He completed a fellowship in Interdisciplinary Urban Practice at IIHS in Bengaluru. Prior to the fellowship, Ratnam worked with Hyderabad Urban Lab (HUL), a research organisation working on several projects around the city of Hyderabad. Ratnam graduated as an architect from Sri Venkateshwara College of Architecture, Hyderabad. With a deep interest in state-operated public transport, Ratnam and his friends run a blog titled ‘LOVEofZ’—where they write about buses in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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