Zumba on the streets: A new trend in Indian cities?
by Navya P K on September 18, 2017 at 4:13 am
From Mumbai to Chennai and Gurugram to Kochi, many Indian cities are hosting car free days when streets or stretches are closed to motorised vehicles and become a stage for recreational events. Here's a look at these and the thought behind them. » […]
Points to ponder as India eyes all-electric-car future
by Milind R on September 12, 2017 at 4:40 am
Will Indian city roads see only electric vehicles by 2030? While the government has set ambitious targets, several challenges need to be analysed and overcome before EVs become the norm, say researchers from Bengaluru think tank CSTEP. » […]
Whitefield traffic needs more trains to decongest!
by N S Mukunda on August 21, 2017 at 5:06 am
Road traffic is chaotic due to lack of reliable transport. This needs to be fixed. » […]
Chennai MTC website misleads commuters
by G Ananthakrishnan on July 20, 2017 at 4:59 am
Confusing route information on the official website of the Chennai Metropolitan Transport Corporation and the failure to provide real time information or adequate signage reeks of a lack of focus on the commuter, writes this citizen blogger. » […]
Will highway liquor ban affect pubs and bars on ORR?
by Kennedy Wirth on July 14, 2017 at 4:58 am
The Karnataka Excise Department’s recent order to stop the sale of liquor on national highways in Bengaluru’s CBD is based on outdated highway records. » […]
The story of how Chennai’s suburban rail commuters got usable toilets
by Ranga Prasad on July 8, 2017 at 4:22 am
17,60,000 passengers travelling daily by the Chennai suburban railway had only nine toilets that they could use across 47 stations, till NGO Satta Panjayathu Iyakkam stepped in. The results hold important lessons for civic problem solving. » […]
Will Mysuru’s bike sharing system transform the way its citizens commute?
by Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya on June 27, 2017 at 3:52 am
Trin-Trin, the country’s first city-wide public bicycle sharing system, has already seen 1300 registrations since its launch on June 4th. An interview with one of the key proponents reveals the details of the initiative. » […]
All you need to know about BMTC bus commuter Smart Card
by News Desk on June 19, 2017 at 9:33 am
Smart Card is being rolled out in a phased manner, and will be available to all commuters from October 1st, 2017. » […]
Metro feeder services: 29 routes, 205 schedules, 3142 trips in all!
by News Desk on June 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm
BMTC to introduce New Metro Feeder Services of 13 different routes with 1918 trips from various Metro stations in North-South Corridor from 19th June. » […]
BMTC Student Concessional Pass for 2017-18
by News Desk on June 12, 2017 at 9:51 am
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation is commencing the issue of Student Concessional Bus Pass for the year 2017-18 through pre-printed card and newly introduced Smart Card. The smart card and pre printed passes are simultaneously issued » […]
Bottom-up plan to connect last-mile for Namma Metro in Bengaluru
by Chaitanya Kanuri on May 12, 2017 at 8:26 am
The Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP) offers INR 40 lakhs worth of research grants to mobility entrepreneurs and change makers for innovative last-mile connectivity solutions to the metro in Bengaluru. » […]
Cab aggregation business model still attractive
by Akshatha M on May 5, 2017 at 9:02 am
Between driver disenchantment and proposed government regulations, will cab aggregators find a way to a sustainable business? » […]
No more quick bucks for Ola, Uber cab drivers
by Akshatha M on May 2, 2017 at 12:41 pm
From New Delhi to Chennai, cab drivers have been protesting against the changing policies from aggregators. Some signed off from the network, others are resigned to lower earnings. » […]