For decades, waste has been Mumbai’s teeming, unsolvable problem. Slums around the city’s dumping ground are now Asia’s largest, exposing ragpickers and the general population to serious health risks. All plans and commitments to waste management, meanwhile, appear figurative.
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?
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?
The Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics, which aimed to take free primary health care to every neighbourhood, is a great hit among the people. But with just 189 operationalised in close to four years, can they prove to be a gamechanger where affordable public healthcare is concerned?
A plan for transfer of ownership to residents of Delhi’s unauthorised colonies, reduction and waiver in property tax for small houses in Mumbai, and tragic deaths of two infants in Hyderabad in a case of medical negligence — this and more news from across cities.
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.
Yet another fire in the capital, what is behind it? What will be the focus areas in the new Hyderabad master plan? How is Pune planning to augment water supply in the face of rising population? Learn more about these and other urban developments 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.
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.
A study published in January 2019 shows that brightness from outdoor lights has risen sharply in various parts of India over a 20-year period. We are, however, still ignorant about the disruptive and harmful effects of over brightness on the ecosystem as well as human health.
Why the CPCB has come down on Delhi civic bodies, how Mumbai plans to address fire emergencies, how the Pune civic body proposes to bridge its revenue deficit — catch all this and more news from our cities this week in this edition of Buzz.