Why are farmers marching to Parliament? What’s behind the astronomical power bills of Mumbai consumers? How is Pune planning to increase the share of public transport usage? Catch all this and more in this week’s buzz.
What’s keeping Mumbai parched? What are the latest measures being mulled in Delhi to combat pollution? Which housing projects will be exempt from prior green clearance? A look back at the important headlines from India’s cities this week.
Most public bus units in our cities have run into huge losses. Yet, fare increase would make buses unaffordable for the ones who need them the most. Can the state step in and find a way for them to be accessible as well as economically viable?
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.
Where will India’s first Justice City be? Which city in the country has been ranked on top in terms of public transport options? Why is Mumbai reeling under water crisis? That and more buzz from cities in our weekly news recap.
Flouted guidelines, inadequate groundwork and hazy dealings: A look at the grey areas and violations for which the CAG has pulled up the Jaipur Metro and accused it of pushing through a ‘financially unviable’ project that has hardly benefitted commuters.
A young professional shifts from Gurgaon to Hyderabad and is pleasantly surprised by how her commute has changed. Her personal account raises important questions about how our cities view issues of mobility.
Despite several voices in favour of the proposed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, its passage remains stalled in the Rajya Sabha. What’s more, even transport unions and workers seem deeply opposed to it in principle. A look at the contentious provisions that have met with objection.
Which cities have the highest vehicle stock? Do they also pollute and guzzle fuel the most? Or do emissions depend more on the average length of motorised trips? Check out these and more pertinent findings from CSE’s latest analysis of transport-emissions in 14 cities.
Indian city roads witness a David-Goliath tussle everyday between cycles and motorised transport. And the latter still holds a big advantage. As more and more cities formally launch bike sharing programmes, will the commoner take to cycling in a big way, given the safety concerns?