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CSWO asks public representatives to use public transport system 9.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
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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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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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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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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NITI Aayog launches Move Hack, global mobility hackathon to crowdsource solutions for future of mobility in India 2.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
NITI Aayog has launched Move Hack, a global mobility hackathon to crowdsource solutions aimed at the future of mobility in India.
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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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Maratha quota stir: Agitators torch buses, pelt stones at police in Chakan near Pune 30.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The vortex of violence regarding Maratha quota agitation continues unabated in various parts of Maharashtra. On Monday, it was the industrial area of Chakan near Pune which felt the heat of the violence. The agitators torched as many as 25 buses and pelted stones at the police in which some  officers including a deputy superintendent of police have sustained injuries.  In order to support the Maratha quota agitation, some groups from Khed taluka had given a call of Khed bandh on Monday. Following the call of bandh, some groups from Maratha community had gathered at industrial area of Chakan, 35 kilometers away from Pune. The agitators held a rally in Chakan area in the morning at around 11 am.  During the rally, the protesters forced shopkeepers to close down the shops. The protesters went on to close the Pune- Nashik highway. While the police were having dialogues with the protesters to clear the highway, some of the protesters pelted stones at public transport buses and then the mob went on a rampage. ...
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Seven reasons why one decides to ditch BMTC buses! 30.7.2018 Citizen Matters
While steps like bus lanes and flyovers mess up the traffic flow for buses, revenue targets set for BMTC staff end up disrupting the convenience of the commuters. BMTC never seems to get it right!
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SPEAK UP: Decongesting Mumbai – Is it mission impossible? 30.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
SPEAK UP: Decongesting Mumbai – Is it mission impossible?
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Delhi Metro's Pink Line to bring market hubs closer 28.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Delhi Metro's Pink Line to bring market hubs closer
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Maduro move to lop five zeroes off currency worries Venezuelans 27.7.2018 Reuters: World News
Some Venezuelans worried on Thursday about how to pay for public transport and gasoline after leftist President Nicolas Maduro announced plans to slash five zeroes off the country's bolivar currency, rather than the three originally planned.
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Maharashtra bandh: Public transport, emergency services to continue operating 24.7.2018 Zee News : States
Public transport and emergency services continued operating normally, even as the protests called by Maratha groups intensified across the state on Tuesday morning. 
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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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Ban private vehicles, decongest areas and businesses will thrive: Prof Ashish Verma 24.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Do you know what the two main modes of urban public transport are? Or how Right of Way (ROW) operates in these systems? Professor Ashish Verma of IISc explains these in the Bengaluru context to highlight potential efficient solutions to the city's traffic woes. »
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MoU with UK for Improving Public Transport System 23.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Kingdom for seeking help in improving overall public transport system in the country. The MoU has been signed between the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Transport for London (TFL), a statutory body established under the Greater London Authority Act, 1999 (UK) to improve public transport in India.
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MNS protest against Mumbai potholes is a bigger attack against pedestrians! 23.7.2018 Citizen Matters
To protest potholes, axe-wielding men of the Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) dig up a well-laid footpath. Government authorities evict vendors from station premises and allow car parking in the space. Who cares for the pedestrian in Mumbai? »
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On Camera: Train Worker Scolds Women For Using Restroom Together 20.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Four women en route from Salt Lake City to an outdoor concert in Odgen, Utah, were chided by a train worker for going to the restroom together in an exchange that was caught on video.
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Protest against rape, murder on trains 18.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Protest against rape, murder on trains
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Weary Venezuelans rely on 'dog cart' transports as buses succumb to crisis 17.7.2018 Reuters: World News
On a recent afternoon, a crowd of hundreds massed on the sidewalk outside an exit from the subway in the central Venezuelan city of Valencia.
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To Fight Pollution, Delhi To Get 1,000 E-Buses 11.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
In a major move to fight air pollution in Delhi and address commuters'' woes, the state government on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for the hiring of a consultant to run 1,000 electric buses,...
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