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Urban affairs minister Puri needs to get a better grasp on public transport

Urban affairs minister Puri needs to get a better grasp on public transport

I attended  an international conference  on urban  transport mobility in Kochi  last week from November 4 to 6. After listening to ministers, bureaucrats and others at this conference as well as earlier meetings, one  gets the clear impression that   we are in for serious  problems of  road congestion and pollution. Things are  going to become worse  despite all tall  talk[Read More…]

by 09/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
More Trouble for Metro Rail in Indian Cities

More Trouble for Metro Rail in Indian Cities

The Metro rail network is failing miserably in different cities. In Bangalore steps to check the falling ridership of Namma Metro are not helping. Its daily pass scheme too has drawn poor response. In a city of millions, only four people bought a three day pass costing Rs 400 on April 5. With the pass you can travel any number[Read More…]

by 12/04/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Problem of Parking in Urban Areas and their Possible Solutions

Problem of Parking in Urban Areas and their Possible Solutions

by Paritosh Singh, Akash Singh & Ashish Kumar Singh Abstract Vehicle parking is a major problem in urban areas in both developed and developing countries. Following the rapid increase of car ownership, many cities are suffering from lacking of car parking areas with imbalance between parking supply and demand which can be considered the initial reason for metropolis parking problems.[Read More…]

by 14/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
They invite a good planner but do not follow his advice

They invite a good planner but do not follow his advice

Mr Durga Shankar Mishra, the secretary of the union ministry of urban affairs, says that his son, an architect, cycles seven km from his home to his office in Delhi and back every day. That is the encouraging part. The younger generation can usher in a change. The not so good part is that most bureaucrats and politicians have little[Read More…]

by 10/11/2020 1 comment India
Democratise Roads, Govt dare not call us Urban Naxals

Democratise Roads, Govt dare not call us Urban Naxals

Here is an opportunity to stress the demand for democratisation of road space. The government dare not accuse the activists of being urban Naxals because its own guidelines in the wake of Covid suggest creating more space on roads for bicycles and pedestrians. Various studies conducted by the ministry of housing and urban affairs MoHUA show that about 16-57% of[Read More…]

by 11/08/2020 Comments are Disabled India