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Tackling Bengaluru’s traffic doesn’t need more capacity than what’s already planned 4.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Transport is a problem that worsens with economic development. To tackle this, roads need to be decreased, not increased. How will an elevated way help?
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Slabs Of Under-Construction Bus Stop Falls, Crushes 3-Year-Old In Gujarat 24.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A BRTS bus stop was being constructed near Surat's Anuvrat Dwar and one of its slabs fell, bringing down the entire structure.
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Open letter to Chief Minister of Karnataka: Elevated Beda, Suburban Train, BRT, LastMile Beku 21.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Elevated roads do not solve the traffic problem - they shift it to another place. The government must decide to move people, not move vehicles, says Sandeep Anirudhan in his letter.
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Tension In Surat After Arrest Of Hardik Patel's Aide In Sedition Case 20.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Tension gripped Gujarat city with mobs setting ablaze a BRTS bus and vandalising a bus stand tonight, apparently in protest against the arrest of Patidar quota agitation leader Alpesh Kathiriya, a...
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Arrest of Hardik Patel`s aide triggers violent protests in Surat; bus stand vandalised 20.8.2018 Zee News : India National
Tension gripped Surat in Gujarat with mobs setting ablaze a BRTS bus and vandalising a bus stand on Sunday night.
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Violence in Surat after Hardik Patel's aide Alpesh Kathiria arrested 20.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Violence erupted in Surat late on Sunday evening following arrest of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samitj (PAAS) leader Alpesh Kathiria by Ahmedabad Police in an old sedition case. Kathiria was among the nine leaders arrested by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch for unlawful assembly and preventing a public servant from discharging his duty this morning. Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel was also among those arrested. While Hardik and seven others were released on bail by the police in the evening, Kathiria was arrested in the sedition case dating back to 2015. A large number of protestors belonging to the Patidar community assembled in different Patidar dominated areas of Diamond City Surat late on Sunday to protest against Kathiria's arrest. Angry mobs set on fire a BRTS bus. They also burnt tyres and damaged windows of at least one bus. Police said that security had been stepped up in Patidar dominated areas as a precaution. Hardik however, claimed that none of the PAAS workers were involved in the violence ...
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Driver Dies After Car Loaded With Newspapers Catches Fire In South Delhi 12.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A 23-year-old man died after his car that was loaded with newspapers caught fire in south Delhi's BRT road near Sheikh Sarai, police said today.
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Why free parking is (a) right 6.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Parking vehicles seems to be the most debated topic in Ahmedabad nowadays. It is being argued that free parking by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) means ordinary citizens paying for services given to car owners, which is unfair. It may be free for AMC, but the user has actually paid for it. Most residents buy cars and two-wheelers, as the civic body has failed to provide a reliable, affordable and accessible (it should be comfortable as well, but let's not be so optimistic) public transport. Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS), once a reputed name (for its service) even nationally, is in a pathetic condition, quality-wise and quantity-wise. The much-hyped Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) is route specific and not accessible to all as last mile connectivity is not provided. Feeder buses, that found a mention in the original plan of BRTS, are nowhere to be seen. Citizens, who want honour commitments, will not risk using public transport in its current form. So, buying private vehicles is a ...
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Run smaller buses, not pod taxis: Prof Ashish Verma 24.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru is once again toying with the idea of introducing pod taxis. But it is at best a fast mode of personal rapid transit, with limited and low carrying capacity. Neither will it provide last mile connectivity. Do we have better alternatives? Ashish Verma explains. »
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Maharashtra Government proposes 1% stamp duty hike to fund transport projects 24.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
If the government's latest proposal passes, Mumbaikars will have to brace themselves to pony up additional one per cent stamp duty on sale, gift and mortgage of immovable property. The state urban development department has moved a bill to amend the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act that will levy a surcharge by way of stamp duty in Greater Mumbai. It aims to use the revenue generated to finance urban transport projects, including Metro, monorail, bus rapid transport system, freeways and sealink, which entail investment of more than Rs 1.06 lakh crore. However, the realty industry has warned that it will severely impact the sentiments of buyers and affect the already-down property transactions. A state law & judiciary department officer told DNA,'' The bill has been moved by the urban development department on July 19, but could not be taken up for discussion during the Monsoon Session of the state legislature, which concluded last week. However, the government may issue an ordinance or table the bill ...
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Discussion analyses pod taxis and elevated corridors in Bengaluru 9.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Many experts spoke on how detrimental pod taxis and elevated corridors would not be serving the purpose. »
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Three years on, where does the Hubballi-Dharwad Smart City project stand? 6.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Out of 27 projects proposed by these twin cities in North Karnataka under the Smart Cities Mission, only one has gotten off to a start. An interview with the Special Officer of the SPV on the challenges and overall progress so far. »
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Four steps to boost profitability and enhance ridership 6.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Four steps to boost profitability and enhance ridership
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Making India carbon-neutral 22.6.2018 Hindu: Religion
We must invest in mass public transport, sustainable constructions, and massive green cover, says Nidhi Adlakha
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Citizens must be at the centre of civic governance, VP tells local bodies 21.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that local bodies should always place citizens at the centre of civic governance, adding that people’s participation in formulating and planning projects and services will improve execution and delivery of the services.
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AMC misses deadline for BRTS subsidy 12.6.2018 DNA: Top News
The AMC has missed a deadline to claim subsidy from the central government on purchase of electric buses. The civic body had announced that it would buy electric buses for the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) to reduce air pollution in the city. The AMC-run Ahmedabad Janmarg Limited (AJL), which looks after the functioning of BRTS, even issued a letter of intent to buy 50 electric buses. The central government provides a subsidy of Rs 1 crore on each electric bus which costs Rs 1.44 crore. However, the civic body didn’t issue a tender within the stipulated time limit and hence, won’t get the subsidy, alleged leader of opposition Dinesh Sharma. Sharma learnt about the development during a meeting of AJL board members held on Monday. Article ...
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‘Stray animals attack tourists, deal huge blow to Jaipur’s image’: DB Gupta 5.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Senior officers of Jaipur Development Authority, Municipal Corporation and Smart City Limited, who gathered at signing of MoU for Smart City Expo, were reminded of maintaining the basic services. The chief secretary present as the chief guest on the occasion drew attention of the officials towards contemporary civic issues.  “Incidents such as stray animals assaulting a tourist deteriorate the image of the city and adversely impacts the tourism business,” said the chief secretary, DB Gupta. He also referred to the issues being faced with bus rapid transit system and asked the officials to ‘rectify the causes of public grievances’ to improve the system. The chief secretary also explained his vision of a ‘smart city’, that included cleanliness and public safety along with the wireless connectivity and IT based solutions. Earlier speaking on the occasion, additional chief secretary, PK Goyal also drew attention of the officials towards the basic objectives of civic development. “We have made considerable ...
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7 deaths in corridor in two-and-half year 29.5.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal A delegation of Congress party led by their corporator Ashok Maran has submitted a memorandum to the collector pointing out that accidents are continuing unabated in the BRTS corridor in Sant Nagar. Through the memo, the Congress delegation has demanded that the road from Sant Nagar to Misrod is six-lane. A corridor […]
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Brazil, nine days into grinding strike, still a transport hell 29.5.2018 General News
South America's economic giant, Brazil, remained almost in a transport stranglehold today despite a pledge from the president that a nine-day strike will end soon. Late Sunday, the deeply unpopular President Michel Temer caved in to intense pressure from strikers, and cut the price of diesel fuel. The truck strike has been crippling fuel, food and other freight across the continent-sized industrial and agricultural powerhouse. Temer said he had "absolute conviction that between today and tomorrow" the crisis, would finally end. In a tweet, Temer gave a slightly longer horizon of "one to two days." Despite the president's confidence, significant numbers of truck drivers stood firm and some appeared to be radicalized, calling for the government to step down. A key Temer minister, Eliseu Padilha, spoke of unidentified groups "infiltrating the movement with different, essentially political goals." Late Sunday, Temer gave in to their main demand for lower diesel costs, but Monday saw ...
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Hubballi-Dharwad BRTS to be operational by June 15 23.5.2018 Hindu: Home
The project has already missed several deadlines, much to the angst of residents
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