number as of July 11 shows a 96.3 per cent recovery compared to last year’s figures. This is calculated by comparing the difference in power generated over the same day last year. An average of the last seven days has been used. Even a look at daily figures shows that the gap has been closing (see chart 2).
Numbers from Indian Railways, the country’s main public transporter, provide a sense of how much change there has been in activity. The Indian Railways
is carrying nearly as many goods as they did before. Numbers has been stable over recent weeks. The quantity was down only 8.8 per cent for last week. Its earnings from carrying goods are down 15.6 per cent (see chart 3).
Traffic data from international location technology firm TomTom International shows a difference in two key Indian cities. Financial capital Mumbai has fewer cars on the road than New Delhi show numbers for the week ending Sunday(see chart 4).
Business Standard also tracks nitrogen dioxide emissions from industrial activity and vehicles. Numbers in Delhi shows emissions are down only by around a third from normal levels as of Saturday. Mumbai numbers are down over 90 per cent (see chart 5,6).
releases periodic reports on where people are going based on the location data it collects. It shows that activity has broadly moderated after a rise in people going to work after the lockdown was lifted. Transit stations seem to show a decline as fewer people seem to be travelling shows numbers as of July 7. There have been news
reports earlier of workers going back to their villages. And then of them coming back in search of employment to urban areas. Such activity may be tapering off (see chart 7).