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Coming soon: carpool for Delhi, NCR

Will people risk giving ride to strangers?

Car owners in Delhi may be able to save up to 50 per cent travel cost by sharing rides under a citywide carpool scheme proposed by the Delhi transport department aimed at decongesting the city.

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Maharashtra rejects court’s traffic plan

Easing traffic the Beijing way impractical for Mumbai says government

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Cycle rickshaws: getting a breather

There is finally some respite for cycle rickshaws from the Delhi High Court. Recently the chief justice bench while hearing a petition on lifting of ban on cycle rickshaws on the main arteries of Delhi asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to submit an action plan for cycle rickshaws in the city.

Benchmarking urban transport in cities

The Union Ministry of Urban Development has now evolved a system for evaluating urban transport services in cities across India. All cities covered by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) have been advised to benchmark their level of services for various parameters specified by the ministry.

Footfalls: Obstacle Course to Livable Cities

This study provides detailed analysis of walking conditions in Indian cities. The analysis indicates that walkability is overlooked and undervalued in transport planning, and that improved walkability is justified for equity and efficiency sake.

It provides specific recommendations for improving walking conditions to address a variety of planning objectives.

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This study provides detailed analysis of walking conditions in Indian cities. The analysis indicates that walkability is overlooked and undervalued in transport planning, and that improved walkability is justified for equity and efficiency sake.

Choc-A-Block: Parking Measures to Address Mobility Crisis

Global experience bears out that parking management is one of the most powerful instruments to reduce travel by personal vehicles that also influences commuting choices in favour of public transport.

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Delhi Bus Corridor: an evaluation

Delhi Bus Corridor:  an evaluation

Dario Hidalgo, PhD, Madhav Pai, MS, EMBARQ,

The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, Submitted to the Center of Science and the Environment

Requiem for the state bus

Kill. The ultimate scalpel operation as the final sign of life ebbs away. Let it die, rather than drag a colossal waste. We were probably expecting this to happen. Not just to this state-owned bus transit undertaking in India’s largest state -- Madhya Pradesh -- but to numerous other undertakings that have state governments as their bosses.

Transit conundrum

We never expected public transport to catch the political imagination in the car maniacal city of Delhi. So we were pleasantly surprised by the recent budget of the Delhi government. The transport sector has hogged the biggest pie of the total budgetary allocation – nearly one-fourth of the total plan outlay.

SMALL CARS - BIG DILEMMAS

The farmers of Singur in West Bengal are desperate to save their land from transforming into an assembly line for cars of Tata Motors priced at one lakh rupees (US$2222). While the state’s left front government is eager to oblige with cheap land deal, the Union government is ready with more tax cuts to shorten the fuse and set off explosion in car sales.

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