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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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Mumbai: Hefty fines drive cars into parking lots 15.7.2019 DNA
Parel area's six parking lots see 23% rise in vehicles this month, but three-quarters of the spaces still remain empty
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After Expressway Mishap, Special Devices To Check Drivers From Dozing Off 12.7.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Alarmed over a spate of accidents on the expressways, the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) is planning to deploy special devices in vehicles to prevent drivers from dozing...
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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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EU threatens Turkey with sanctions over Cyprus drilling - draft 11.7.2019 Reuters: World News
The European Union is set to curb contacts and funding for Ankara in retaliation for what it calls Turkey's "illegal" drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus and stands ready to ramp up sanctions further, a draft statement seen by Reuters shows.
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Conductor Allegedly Asks Woman To Get Off Bus After Husband Dies Midway 11.7.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
The couple was travelling from Bahraich to Lucknow to visit their relatives when the man's health deteriorated and he suddenly died.
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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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Practise Vajrasana: UP Minister Advises Drivers After Expressway Mishap 11.7.2019 NDTV News - Latest
An Uttar Pradesh minister on Wednesday said bus drivers should take a nap or practise Vajrasana following a heavy meal so that they don't doze off at the wheel, advice which comes after a road...
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Ensure Safety On Yamuna And Lucknow-Agra Expressways: Yogi Adityanath 10.7.2019 NDTV News - Cities
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to prepare and implement a new plan to ensure safety on the Yamuna and Lucknow-Agra Expressways.
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Traffic jam at 13000 feet: What summer tourism means for hill towns in Himachal! 10.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Summer heat in the northern plains sees tourists flocking in huge numbers to Shimla, Kullu-Manali and the scenic Rohtang Pass. But just look at what it does to the ecology and the regular lives of citizens here.
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BEST Buses Fare Reduced In Mumbai, Passengers Say "Thank You" On Twitter 9.7.2019 NDTV News - Latest
BEST Buses Fare: For BEST AC buses, the minimum fare has been brought down from Rs 20 to Rs 6 and maximum fare has been kept at Rs 25.
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Yamuna Expressway accident:CM orders probe;2 mins rush to spot; Rajnath takes stock 8.7.2019 Central Chronicle
Lucknow,  Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has constituted a three-member high level team to probe the road accident on Yamuna Expressway on Monday morning where a Janrath bus fell into a nullah in which at least 29 passengers were killed. In his direction, the CM on Monday said a three member probe team comprising […]
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Uttar Pradesh: At least 29 killed after bus falls 50 feet into a canal near Agra 8.7.2019 Scroll.in
The bus was on its way from Lucknow to Delhi. Director General of Police OP Singh has been directed to supervise relief and rescue work.
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Tamil Nadu: DMK lashes out at state government over Hindi stickers on new buses 7.7.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
DMK MP Kanimozhi accused the ruling AIADMK of trying to prove that it was no less than the BJP-ruled Centre ‘in imposing Hindi in Tamil Nadu’.
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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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What makes a good pedestrian-friendly footpath? 5.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Combining pointers from the Indian Road Congress (IRC) and various pedestrian-friendly footpaths across the globe, ITDP has put together a guide that elaborates on the best practices for laying them. But will Chennai ever get to adopting these?
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Budget Speech Summary – Part A 5.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Indian economy becoming a 3 trillion dollar economy this year with World’s 3rd  largest economy in terms of Purchasing Power Parity, government’s intention to invest Rs. 100 lakh crore in infrastructure in next 5 years, enhaced target of over one lakh 5,000 crore of disinvestment in 2019-20, proposal to provide Rs.70,000 crore to PSBs to boost credit, doubling of food security budget in last 5 years, faster adoption of Electric vehicles with an outlay of Rs.10,000 crore, opening of 18 new Indian diplomatic missions in Africa, development of 17 iconic Tourism Sites into world class tourist destinations and issuance of new series of coins of 1,2,5,10 & 20 rupees are some of the key highlights of the Union Budget 2019-20 presented to Parliament by Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today.
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Will Consider Free Travel For Senior Citizens, Students: Arvind Kejriwal 5.7.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government might provide free rides to senior citizens and students on public transport in the national capital.
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