With staying fit being touted as an effective way to ward off the coronavirus, Ahmedabadis are discovering that cycling offers an enjoyable option. And the municipal corporation is eager to promote this trend.
Hyderabad’s first second-level flyover, inaugurated with much fanfare, had to be closed down following two grave accidents, causing three deaths and several injuries. Increasingly, fingers are being pointed at glaring design issues, especially its dangerous curves and inclines.
A year-long survey done in 2019 conducted by ITDP found that Mumbaikars spent an average of 85 minutes daily stuck in traffic. That also means an estimated productivity loss of over Rs 3600 crores per annum. Is congestion pricing the solution?
Running the iconic and popular double decker buses is economically unviable, says BEST. Activists, however, question the transport utility’s myopic approach and the wisdom of phasing out a service that holds such a special place in the hearts of Mumbaikars.
Earlier this year, the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 was passed with a view to strengthening road safety. Despite the new law and harsher penalties for violation of traffic rules, accident headlines make it to news every other day. In the end, our safety is our responsibility.