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Category: Public Transport
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 13:21 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Where cars are king and pedestrians their slaves 17.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Thanks to lack of political will and unfortunate US-style aspiration, we have arrived at a sad state of affairs as far as urban mobility is concerned. In this first of a four-part series, the author explains the latent inequality and hierarchy in our city streets.
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Why Bengaluru’s draft transit policy is unlikely to make the city more liveable 8.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru's upcoming TOD (Transit Oriented Development) Policy is expected to ease commute and reduce urban sprawl in the city. But the policy will be successful only if several gaps are fixed
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Rajya Sabha passes Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 1.8.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha today. Speaking on the occasion Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSME thanked the Members of the House and said that this was a matter of great happiness for him. He said the much needed amendments will improve road safety, facilitate citizens in their dealings with transport departments, strengthen rural transport, public transport and last mile connectivity through automation, computerization and online services.
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Smart mobility: The three primary challenges before Chennai today 31.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Ease of mobility and efficient transportation must be key features in any smart city. As the city sets its own goals under the Chennai Smart City programme, the author identifies the crucial areas that need attention for realisation of those.
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‘Bigg Boss’ Tamil contestant jokes about molesting women on buses, Chinmayi Sripaada calls him out 29.7.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Actor Saravanan said he used to take buses in college so that he could grope women passengers.
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India has game plan for electric vehicles: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant 27.7.2019 DNA
Addressing a conference on sustainable mobility through video link, Kant said the country's EV focus should mainly be on two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles and public transport
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"India Has Game Plan For Electric Vehicles," Says NITI Aayog CEO 27.7.2019 NDTV News - India-news
India has put in place a game plan for electric vehicles (EV) and its components like batteries to ensure clean cities, reduce imports and utilise solar power, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on...
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12 years and 1100 crores behind it, Pune BRTS fails to solve commuter woes 25.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Flawed design, poor implementation, and the near absence of a centralized authority has left the bus rapid transit system in shambles, with infrequent buses, shabby and ailing infrastructure, and road mishaps on these corridors being the norm.
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Women’s safety key issue for urban residents 25.7.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, 60% of India’s population in the next three decades will live in the cities. As a result, cities need to prepare for exponential urban growth and expansion and do so in a way that considers gender equality and social inclusion. Women’s safety is a key consideration for urban residents, including in Bhopal. Along these […]
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Promotion of electric public transportin Delhi 22.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
To promote electric and hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in the country, the Government notified Phase-I of FAME India Scheme [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India] in March 2015.
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Report card: How charged up are electric buses in Indian cities? 18.7.2019 Citizen Matters
In June, the government called for proposals from state transport departments for deployment of 5,000 electric buses, to be supported under the FAME-II scheme; but how close are our cities to realising that vision?
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An outline for a most equitable public bus transport model 16.7.2019 Praja.in
up 0 users have liked. There had been estimates from long that the city needed far more buses than the BMTC was operating, and it was also known that the need was being partially met by the private operators. But, nobody knew that between the private operators and the schools, there were over 6 times the numbers operated by BMTC. Kudos to Citizen Matters for bringing out these numbers - check here .   So, all in all, there are close to 50,000 buses on the city roads, apart from the 'multi-coloured buses'(mostly TamilNadu registered), and the inter-city operations. But, the fact of the matter is that, constrained as the private operators are because of being licenced under the most restrictive Contract Carriage Act (check here ), their fleet is totally under-utilised.     The reality however is also that if the entire lot of 50K buses is deployed intelligently, a large part of the public transport needs of the city can very easily be met. Now, most certainly, a totally government-owned and thereby ...
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“To make the Volvo AC bus viable, link it with railways and Metro” 15.7.2019 Citizen Matters
As BMTC's Volvo buses are loss-making, the government recently suggested withdrawing these. But there are ways to turn the situation around, says the author
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Amarnath Yatra suspended for the day because of strike called by separatists: Reports 13.7.2019 Scroll.in
Normal life was severely affected in the Kashmir Valley as shops were closed and public transport was not accessible.
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Top Court Orders Commencement Of Construction For Delhi Metro Phase 4 12.7.2019 NDTV News - Cities
Delhi Metro Phase 4: The Supreme Court Friday ordered commencement of construction work on the Delhi metro's fourth phase, which is over 100 km long and is estimated to add around 18.6 lakh riders per...
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9,500 Buses To Ply On Delhi Roads By May 2020: Manish Sisodia 12.7.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Delhi Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday approved the procurement of 1,000 CNG low floor buses by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), said Deputy Chief Minister Manish...
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Not so BEST service? Take it up with the Consumer Guidance Society of India 11.7.2019 DNA
The drive is being taken in the wake of increased efforts to bring back passengers to BEST and get it back on the track.
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Will Kochi’s new integrated transport system be more friendly towards people with disabilities? 6.7.2019 Citizen Matters
A recent survey undertaken as part of an academic project brought to light the woes of people with disabilities in Kochi when it came to commute. A look at what needs to be done to make the city transport system more inclusive
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Aamir Khan To NDTV On How India Can Tackle Its Water Crisis: Highlights 3.7.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Actor Aamir Khan speaks to NDTV on the impending water crisis in country.
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Making carpooling legal in Bengaluru – it’s the centre’s job, not state’s 3.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The state government has been roundly criticised for banning carpooling and ridesharing in Bengaluru. But it is the central government, not the state, that has powers to amend the Motor Vehicles Act and permit carpooling
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