Articles by Tanushri Dalmiya

Tanushri is the founder and principal architect at Vayam, a design collective that believes design can empower and shape our built environment by creating opportunities for social impact. She is currently enrolled at the Master’s programme in Urban Design at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, to further expand her research in the public sector and underserved communities.

With Bengaluru becoming the most traffic-congested city in the world in 2020, mass transit is the key ingredient for a sustainable, low carbon footprint future and the only solution to decongest Bengaluru's roads. However, the perception that cost effective transport options are primarily for use by the economically weaker section of the society, is a big worry.  The extensive bus network of Bengaluru, with a fleet size of over 6775 buses, is the largest in India, and among the 20 largest in the world. Why then is it not leveraged as a solution to its traffic congestion? Even with the…

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