Story | Centre for Science and Environment

Story


Campaigns on Public transport

Citizens for Better Public Transport in Hyderabad
It is a group of concerned citizens in Hyderabad fighting against the city’s planned elevated Metro rail project and have suggested alternatives such as bus rapid transit system that are a more cost effective strategy to save capital cost per km and passenger fares. They are also looking at pedestrian access and multi-modal integration.

Hyderabad

Hyderabad Metropolitan Area spreads over 1905 sq.km. The city has 7 million people. Additional one million people enter the city every day. The central core of the city -- only168 sq.km, holds 60 percent of the people and 70 percent of the jobs. Though the city’s air pollution shows arrested trend this Southern city is poised for vehicle explosion. Share of car trips is increasing steadily, taking away space from walkers and public transport users. Congestion has slowed down peak hour traffic. The city needs rapid mobility transition. .

Promotes Walking

The Graduates Welfare Association Fazilka

Policy action

Fazilka has implemented “Carfree City” concept in the main market area and installed traffic calming devices around the area. Also, Ecocabs cater to the transportation need of the residents.

Fazilka

Policy action

Guwahati has taken lead in introducing JnNURM buses in the north east and the bus system is experiencing growth in ridership. The current master plan is based on integrated transport-land use planning and aims to improve mobility. This plan is based on traffic and transportation studies

 

Air Pollution control:

Promotes Non motorized transport

 

Centre for Rural Development

Centre for Rural Development (CRD) is an NGO working in the developmental sector especially to empower rural people, urban poor and marginalized population.

Guwhati

Guwahati is the largest city in the North-East Region of India, with a population of 8,18,809 (2001 census). Guwahati is a major commercial, educational and cultural centre. The city is experiencing rapid expansion and changes in urban morphology and major corridor roads suffer from insufficient right of way. Guwahati has taken the lead in introducing low floor city buses in the north-east but requires further modernization and integration with city planning and management initiatives.

Policy action

Agartala plans to be a CNG run city by 2013 and is also promoting battery operated vehicles. First generation reforms to improve fuel quality and enforce EURO norms have been successfully implemented.

 

Action on vehicles

Agartala

Follow us on 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
gobar times