Close to 450 driving school trainers from Kolkata and other districts have been trained under a programme piloted by the premier institute under the ‘Safe Drive Save Life’ campaign of the state government. The mission: to promote a culture of safe driving by training the trainer.
What is wrong in a state carving out its identity through a flag of its own? States with strong identities have historically performed well. Besides, in India with all its diversity, a federal structure alone can bring the best governance.
Pune tops the fifth Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, while Bengaluru is in the last position. A summary of the key findings from the survey.
Products we use every day affect our water footprint to a large extent. As summer approaches, and the fear of water shortage rises in our cities, here are a few switches that can help save the precious resource and avert crisis.
Roses, food and water for protesting farmers are all fine, but the nation’s policy makers and city residents must not forget what led to the rally. Time to realize that without a strong rural Bharat, urban India is doomed.
Park your car in front of your home and pay. Pay more during peak hours, and many other rules. Some decry it as plain unfair, others feel it’s the only solution to traffic and pollution. Ironically, many Delhiites are not even aware that this is in force!
Running events in our major cities bring together 11000 to 45000 runners annually. In most races, they are given single-use plastic water bottles, or packaged food and drinks. That’s a lot of waste! Now, a Bengaluru runner has started a campaign to change that.
8 hours. A day’s wages foregone for the daily earner. A day’s leave for the employed. And unearthly hours and hassle for all. That’s what updating your Aadhaar entails, as this Mumbai citizen finds out.
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?