HLRN report lays out details of forced eviction in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and other Tier I cities in 2017; finds beautification, ‘slum-clearance’ and smart city projects to be the top cause, followed by infrastructure projects.
Carpooling can provide a comfortable alternative to private transport, while reducing congestion on city roads. But many factors like novelty of the concept and lack of government support are holding back companies in the space.
Citizen Matters launches a new column, Consumer Caveat, to bring you consumer stories from different cities and alert you to the various risks as a buyer of goods or services. In the first, a look at some cases against health service providers.
The recent strike by MTC drivers in Chennai over demands for a wage hike, and in several cities in the past, raises an important question: how are these key drivers of the urban public transport system remunerated?
In the wake of the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to the street pakoda seller as an employment statistic, the author takes up the cause of street vendors across the nation and voices their real concerns.
From Ryan International Gurgaon to Brightland Lucknow, crimes against school children by peers raise questions over increasing juvenile crime, legal redress and most importantly, the overall social milieu.