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Term ends for Jaipur Metro phase two consultant before DPR 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The contract duration for consultant firm to draft project report of the second phase of Jaipur Metro has expired before formal approval of the report. The French firm Egis Rail is set to apply for an extension for completion of the pending task. The consultant though is yet to submit a formal request for the extension even as the contract expired on August 3. The consultant firm is apparently unlikely to admit the delay caused due to reports pending for consideration of Jaipur Metro and state government. The officials at Jaipur Metro though claim that some components of the task remain pending. “There are a total of 9 related reports that the consultant has to submit as part of the second phase detailed project report. Even as the majority of the work has been completed, some still needs to be completed,” said a Jaipur Metro official. “The consultant in the previous discussion has asked for a nearly two-month extension,” he adds.  A comprehensive mobility plan drafted by the consultant remains under ...
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Railway Ministry To Launch Digital Museums At 22 Stations On August 15 10.8.2018 NDTV News - India-news
The Railway Ministry has decided to launch "digital museums" at 22 stations on Independence Day to showcase its history after the Prime Minister's Office objected to the public transporter investing...
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Biofuel will infuse new energy in 21st century India: PM Modi 10.8.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Aug 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the use of biofuel would infuse new energy in the 21st century India while stressing that the use of the eco-friendly fuel
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CSWO asks public representatives to use public transport system 9.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 09: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) has asked politicians and VIPs whether they will be willing to travel by the city’s public transport system so that they get a first - hand experience of what the common man has to go through on a daily basis.

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Protesters disrupt road traffic, burn vehicles during Maharashtra bandh over Maratha quota 9.8.2018 Zee News : India National
Maratha agitators also disrupted road traffic in some parts of Maharashtra as part of their statewide protests over reservation demand, while Internet services were suspended in seven rural tehsils of Pune district to prevent rumour-mongering. 
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Kanwad yatra accorded warm welcome 8.8.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The Chambal Welfare and Cultural Society accorded warm welcome to Kawad yatra at Huzur assembly constituency. Society’s convener Vishnu Bhadoria said welcome doors, stalls and pandals were set up to welcome the Kawad yatra. Big stalls were set up at Semri, Chichli Bairagarh, D Mart, Nayapura Bus Stop, Bima Kunj, Sarvdharam and other […]
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Racism Merges into New York’s Ride-Hailing Debate 7.8.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Once upon a time in the city of New York, the subway was the only way to go. There was no contest between fast, reliable, no-frills trains or the gridlock upstairs. For sheer cultural immersion, nothing is more New York than the subway. Couples marry there, women give birth, kids can learn the  alphabet . Besides, where else would a pizza-carrying rat catapult into internet stardom?  But upstate in Albany, a parade of governors and state lawmakers couldn’t care less about the public transportation problems of a few million little people. Still worse, they had no compunction about siphoning off big bucks from the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority for more important Empire State concerns like  ski resorts . The resulting underground decline has turned New York transit into a travesty, a first-order-of-magnitude hassle of constant delays and breakdowns.  Those who can do have other options. Enter Uber.  Since the ride-hailing company and Lyft, its major ...
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Kerala State Transport Joins Nationwide Strike Against Motor Vehicles Bill 7.8.2018 NDTV News - South
Normal life was affected in Kerala as public transport kept off the roads in support of the 24-hour nationwide motor-vehicle strike by transport unions to protest against the Motor Vehicles...
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Transport strike live updates: Buses, taxis go off the road in Karnataka 7.8.2018 Zee News : India National
Even as Karnataka braces for a state-wide transport strike, and all-India transport strike called by the Left has threatened to make commuting a nightmare.
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Mumbai: Dedicated bus lanes at Worli, BKC closed 7.8.2018 DNA: Top News
The dedicated lanes for BEST buses aimed at providing fast and efficient public transport have once again failed and shut down for good. The BEST has shut both its dedicated bus lanes — one at BKC and the other at Haji Ali-NSCI-Worli route. BEST officials confirmed that they are not operating the dedicated bus lanes due to several issues. Some BEST officials said that the growth in number of vehicles on the roads made it impossible for them to implement dedicated lanes for BEST buses. Currently, there are 32 lakh vehicles registered in Mumbai, which is leading to congestion on roads. The Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) where the dedicated lane was operational between Kalanagar and MTNL junction, Kurla has been closed due to damaged drainage next to the road. "The drainage system is damaged and some work is underway. Also, the road is occupied by other vehicles, especially auto rickshaws," said a BEST official. The aim of starting dedicated BEST bus lanes was to ensure smooth flow of public transportation in ...
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Elections bring battle for Rochester's soul 6.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With three prominent offices open this election, a crowded field of candidates is running to shape Rochester's future as the Destination Medical Center project remakes the city.
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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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Pakistan's first-ever metro train sees delays galore, despite Chinese help 5.8.2018 Zee News : World
Lahore has waited with bated breath for a world-class metro rail network. That wait has now extended. Again.
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Old Gurugram to get metro soon, ease traffic jams 5.8.2018 DNA: Top News
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is likely to begin work on connecting Old Gurugram with Metro soon. The Haryana government wants the extension work to be initiated at the earliest to avoid traffic jams in the urban part of Gurugram during peak hours. The walled city of Gurugram has been awaiting Metro connectivity for a few years now. As the city lacks a robust public transport system, people staying in the old Gurugram use other means like auto rickshaws or their personal mode of conveyance, to reach their nearest Metro station. The heavy inflow of traffic on key roads connecting the old part with the new, from 8 am to 11 am and from 5 pm to 9 pm which is peak office hours, chokes them. Jams are a regular feature during this time in Gurugram. To prevent inconvenience due to snarls, the DMRC has been asked to bring Metro to the walled city. The government is likely to submit its Detailed Project Report to the DMRC for the purpose by October. Once it is done, the DMRC will start with the funding of the ...
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To make 8 cities safer for women, Centre eyes Rs 2919.55 crore worth projects 4.8.2018 Zee News : India National
The proposals see projects to meet each city's requirements.
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Has India missed the electric vehicle revolution? 3.8.2018 Rediff: Business
Signals received from the government in the past one year reflect a state of utter confusion, says Abhishek Tripathi.
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Top Court Allows Delhi Government To Buy 500 Standard Buses 2.8.2018 NDTV News - Cities
The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Delhi government to purchase 500 standard-floor buses to improve the woefully inadequate public transport system in the city.
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Maratha quota stir: Over 4,000 booked for Pune violence 1.8.2018 Rediff: News
A financial loss of Rs 8 to Rs 10 crore has been estimated due to the violence.
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Bengaluru needs more roads, and elevated is the way to go 31.7.2018 Citizen Matters
One can always argue against the manner in which the government takes up certain projects, but elevated corridors as a concept cannot be ruled out, argues Nitin Seshadri.
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Cops crackdown on traffic offenders earns Gujarat High Court praise 31.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
After being at the receiving end of the Gujarat high court's ire for sometime, both, the city police and the AMC for a change earned praise from a division bench for their work on enforcing parking rules and smoothening the traffic flow in the city. The court observed that the city police had done some good work but warned that it needed to continue if results were to be sustained. It said following the cops initiative to rid the roads free of illegal parking, they had got very good feedback from the citizens. The court warned them not to let down the citizens and that it would take only a few days of lax attitude to bring down all the good work. The court also observed there was a need for more and better public parking and public transport, and that the state and civic body should think in this direction. "If needed necessary changes should be brought into the rules and there was a need for updated rules for town planning and vehicle registration," said the court. It also observed that the AMC had ...
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