The first line of the Pune Metro may finally be ready for launch in 2020. But while it promises to be the country’s ‘greenest’ metro, with end to end connectivity and assured rehabilitation for those displaced, there are still many concerns.
Intense September rainfall over a couple of days devastated large parts of Pune, causing loss to life and property and exposing the unpreparedness of the city authorities. Yet, the writing on the wall had been clear for some time and called out by both environmentalists and lay citizens.
Citizens fail to understand why, even with abundant rains and a flooded city, their daily needs for water are not met and the municipal corporation has to implement water cuts in so many areas. Here’s a look at the real reasons.
Will Delhi finally be able to end manual scavenging with technology? What are Mumbai Metro’s plans with the historic loan from ADB? And why is Kolkata Metro causing serious concern among commuters? Catch a recap of some of the important headlines from our cities last week.
In Pune, a two-wheeler rider wore a cooking pan on his head, to protest the crackdown on helmet-less riders. In Puducherry, the chief minister himself led a dharna against mandatory use of helmets by all two-wheeler riders. What’s behind such apparently senseless protests?
Delhi to take steps to curtail food wastage at weddings, Hyderabad grapples with record rainfall, Punekars win fight to save bird sanctuary … all this and more news from cities across the country. Stay informed.
Did the SC order have any impact on Diwali pollution? Which are the other cities that may see a name change after the renaming of Faizabad to Ayodhya? What’s special about Delhi’s new Signature Bridge? All this and more news from our cities in our weekly recap.
A reality check on the plastic waste management practices of major Indian cities shows that there has been limited success of anti-plastic policies, even as the country gears up to host World Environment Day 2018, with the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”.