STAMP 2019 was launched by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) in collaboration with WRI India Ross Center and Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) to address gaps in last-mile connectivity and crowd management across metro stations in Mumbai on July 31, 2019.
There were three focus areas for this Challenge:
- Faster Platform to Platform Transfers
- Optimised Passenger Dispersion outside Stations
- Improved First and Last-Mile Connectivity to Stations
Out of 80 applications, 28 teams advanced to the interim jury. After the interim jury, 14 teams were chosen to be part of the STAMP 2019 Mumbai cohort for a two-day intensive bootcamp session to engage with WRI India’s domain experts and mentors from partner organisations.
The winners of Mumbai’s STAMP challenge received a grant from Toyota Mobility Foundation to pilot their solutions at select metro stations along Mumbai’s Metro line 1 for a period of 3 months. The winning teams were:
- Orbo AI: The company’s software uses facial recognition to integrate cutting-edge artificial intelligence into existing infrastructure and provide quicker entry and exit. Once a commuter is registered on Mumbai Metro’s cloud platform, they can just pass through the gate using facial recognition, which can create seamless ticket validation and reduce queuing times.
- MYBYK: MYBYK is a bike-sharing service that can be used by Mumbai Metro commuters for trips around the city. The company will set up unmanned cycle rental hubs with rental hubs at trip generation points, such as metro stations, where cycles can be booked through an app.
- AllMiles: AllMiles is a multi-modal transport subscription platform catering to both corporates and fleet owners. It aims to provide last-mile bus services for working professionals that take the metro on fixed routes daily at a affordable price.