Articles by Prashanth Bachu

The author is an Urban Transport Specialist and a change agent offering advisory support and consulting as subject matter expert for cities in India and abroad. He has 20 years experience in solving traffic congestion, improving public transport and public policy.

The extreme spells of rain over the past few weeks may have made Hyderabad’s traffic situation worse than ever, but the situation is hardly bearable even when we have less inclement weather. The problem is especially acute in the Hitech-City - Financial District area, given the large concentration of office goers who come here from various parts of the city. Traffic speeds on a regular day often fall to 12-15 km/hour, which is slower than riding a bicycle. The current trend also suggests that more and more employees are switching from public transport towards owning and traveling by their personal…

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