The push from the government for electrification of mobility in our cities has been unmistakable, and several cities/states have started deploying EVs in public transport services. But to scale up the adoption of EVs across the board, some more action is needed on these fronts.
The city’s largest infrastructure project ever, Hyderabad Metro was expected to carry about 17 lakh passengers per day by 2017. But with only two partly operational lines, slow expansion and poor last mile connectivity, the targets appear elusive and raise many questions about the project itself.
Launched in 2018 with the express aim of facilitating safe and comfortable commute for women, the Pink bus services have neither lived up to their original promise, nor made any significant difference to the overall fleet of public bus transport.
As election discourse heats up, many political parties promise to make urban mobility, public transport key areas of focus. But do they walk the talk? What does the proposal for an elevated corridor in Bengaluru say about the search for sustainable mobility solutions?
Why did women take to the streets across India in this pre-election season? What are Delhi’s model wards going to showcase? And why should Mumbai be concerned about the summer ahead? All this and more news from across our cities over the last seven days.
In a detailed interview with Citizen Matters, Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson of the Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), throws light on the exact goals with regard to induction of e-buses in the capital and the journey towards that over the last one year.
How is Delhi planning to act against noise pollution? Which overbridges have been demolished by the Mumbai civic body in view of threats to safety of commuters? And how will the latest operationalised stretch of the Hyderabad Metro help the city?
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.
MNREGS-like scheme launched for urban youth in MP, Delhi aims to provide neighbourhood-level public transport, while Kashmiris face threats in some cities as the nation boils over in the aftermath of the terror attack in Pulwama. Catch the most important happenings across cities this week.
Which areas shall benefit from Phase 2 of the Mumbai monorail? Why is Pune installing cameras around the city? How much do property tax defaulters in Kolkata owe the municipality? Find all this and more in this wrap of urban news over the week gone by.
As urban centres thrive and expand beyond the reach of walking and cycling distances, it becomes important for cities to understand and provide the most efficient and sustainable ways of moving people and goods. Can transit oriented development hold the key?
Why is Delhi asking its cars to get stickers on them? How many crores has Mumbai collected in fines for violation of the plastic ban? And why is the privatisation plan for Trivandrum airport in jeopardy? Catch all this and other notable news from across our cities over the last week.
What’s the new plan in Kolkata to further integrate its public transport systems? How’s Mumbai making its beaches cleaner and safer? What is Operation Cobra doing in Trivandrum? A quick wrap of some important developments from our cities.