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Google Maps to alert you when to get off the bus 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Google Maps is adding a helpful new feature for commuters who tend to lose track of time during bus or train ride. It will now send a push notification when the user is approaching their destination.
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HMDA ties up with Ford 16.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
MoU signed for integrated mobility solutions
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A real estate opportunity? 15.12.2017 Hindu: News
In a bid to promote development around metro stations, the Provisional Revised Master Plan Bengaluru 2031 provides for a premium FAR applicable to all properties within a radius of 150 m. A look by industry expert Shrinivas Rao
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Bengaluru sluggish in adopting clean fuel 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Despite the rapidly worsening air pollution, the city and state authorities appear to be sluggish in adopting the fuel considered a cleaner alternative to petrol and diesel. Last year, the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) commissioned four Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelling stations in the city with hope of rapid adoption. But a year later, there are only 250 vehicles retrofitted with CAG kits. In contrast, 72 lakh vehicles use petrol and diesel, blamed for the acrid smoke that dirties the clean air and severely impacts the health of those breathing it. With the city struggling to get a handle on the pollution issue, authorities blame lack of infrastructure to rapidly adopt CNG. "The support system is inadequate," observed Transport Commissioner B Dayananda, while talking to DH. Among the four fuelling stations set up by GAIL in September 2016, the one in Laggere off Magadi Road alone can refill 1,000 CNG vehicles a day. Compressors in the station are capable of delivering 1,200 Standard Cubic ...
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Metro, BMTC fares likely to be reduced on Traffic-less Day 13.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Fares of Namma Metro and city buses in Bengaluru, including Volvo buses, are likely to be reduced on second Sundays starting from February when the government will initiate its Traffic-less Day programme to check population. Transport Minister H M Revanna said the decision was taken to encourage public transport and regulate private vehicles. "Fares of tickets and daily passes of the BMTC buses as well as Namma Metro fares will be cut on second Sundays. Encouraging the public transport is the best way to check pollution in the city," he said. The minister, who spoke about the plan for the third time in two weeks, said discussions were going on with officials on the reduction in fares. "We are also talking with metro officials on cutting fares," he said. Noting that about 72 lakh vehicles have been registered in the city, Revanna said if 62 lakh vehicles stay off the road for a day fuel consumption, as well as pollution, will come down. "Autorickshaws, taxis and maxicabs will not be affected by the ...
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Limited fleet, falling ridership pushing DTC in downward spiral: report 13.12.2017 Hindu: News
Daily average ridership of public transporter has declined by 36% in four years even as no new buses have been added to the fleet, says CSE report
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Are you driving below the poverty line? 12.12.2017 Hindu: Leisure
Long hours at the wheel every day can make you socially, physically and psychologically poor
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Singapore's electric car-sharing programme hits the road 12.12.2017 Sify Finance
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Centre identifies 5 potential routes from Bengaluru for double-decker buses 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has identified five potential routes from Bengaluru-Mangaluru, Bengaluru-Chennai, Bengaluru-Hubballi, Bengaluru-Mysuru and Bengaluru-Hyderabad - to run double-decker buses.   The ministry has identified over 70 routes across the country to ply double-decker buses for public transport. It has also announced the double-decker bus code, according to which the carrying capacity of each bus will be up to 82 passengers. According to specifications fixed by the government, the double-decker buses will have two service  doors on the lower deck and at least
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The road less taken 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Blaring horns and endless traffic jams are an increasingly common sight in Bengaluru. Among a host of initiatives taken by the civic authorities to address this situation, the proposition of the Less Traffic Day stands out. It calls for leaving ones own vehicles at home and using public transport options every alternate Sunday. While the soon-to-be brought-in initiative has fetched encouraging responses from some Bengalureans, others are wondering about the feasibility factor. Mahalakshmi Sanjay, an executive assistant in a bank and resident of Malathahalli, says that this concept might not work for places which do not have frequent bus services. "It is a big struggle for me to find a cab or a bus to reach any place from here. Good bus connectivity is required before such a day is implemented, even if it is on a Sunday. The authorities can look at reducing the fares of authorickshaws and cabs that day," she says. Though carpooling and using public transport has become common, the Less Traffic Day would ...
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Mumbai’s safety myth 11.12.2017 Hindu: Home
A woman getting thrown off a moving suburban train last week is the latest in a string of crimes against women over the past few years, challenging the city's reputation of being among the country's safest. How can we ensure half of Mumbai feels secure in public spaces?
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Right policy tools can help restore air quality 9.12.2017 Business Standard: Today
With cleaner fuel, phasing out of older vehicles, use of EVs for public transport and purchase of all rice crop residues for generating power, we should be able to breathe fresh air in our cities
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Andhra CM poorer than two-year-old grandson 8.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is poorer than his two-year-old grandson.
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App enables shared bike rides to reach Metro, bus stations 6.12.2017 deccanherald.com
A startup is promoting bike pooling to provide last-mile connectivity for city commuters. Its app Bykerr links commuters with those riding two-wheelers to bus and Metro stations. The app displays the fare once a commuter selects the trips start and end points. Bike rides can be faster and more economical than cab trips, says Transhelp Technologies, the startup promoting Bykerr. The app can also be used to hail autos. Bykerr was founded by Hrianmay Mallick, his wife Monalisha Thakur, and Narayan Mishra. Mallick, CEO, told DH, "The vision is to make public transport more accessible to commuters." Typically, Bykerr sees itself connecting people over short distances, from home to the nearest public transport terminus, and back. Any biker can sign up. The transport department does not permit bike taxis, but bike pooling is legal, Mallick said. The company promises safety, saying it monitors all transactions and its bikers are registered and verified. How it began Mallick used to work for a company near MG ...
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Uber joins forces with global public transport body to improve mobility 5.12.2017 All International Stories
Uber's move to join the International Association of Public Transportation (UITP) is part of a drive by Uber to improve its relationships with local authorities
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AIPC proposes some solutions 5.12.2017 Hindu: Home
The All India Professionals’ Congress (AIPC) presented a white paper on ‘Air pollution in Delhi’ at Rajiv Bhawan on Monday.The paper stated that ‘road dust’ and ‘vehicular pollution’ account for 65% ...
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Uber joins forces with global public transport association 4.12.2017 BusinessLine - News
Ride-hailing app Uber said on Monday it was joining a global public transport association to improve mobility in the cities it operates in. Uber also said it was joining the International Associati...
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Changing gears 3.12.2017 HBL: Home
A new book tracks how the e-revolution in auto industry is transforming the way we live and travel
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‘Master Plan–2031 needs wider deliberation to shape future’ 3.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The much-awaited draft Revised Master Plan–2031 for Bengaluru has rightly conducted studies across disciplines to arrive at various proposals, and two positive aspects stand out. Conservation (of nat...
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Commuters not enthused by another ‘bus day’- like initiative 2.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
As the Karnataka government is set to roll out another initiative to encourage more people to opt for public transport, at least every second Sunday of the month, it may be noted that similar attempt...
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