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Metro rail policy 2017 could be effective with few amendments
Jan 02, 2019

Metro rail policy 2017 could be effective with few amendments

Metro policy is a well-thought-out plan but it has left some gaps, which are bound to pull down the whole process

A Proposed Roadmap to Enhance Last-Mile Connectivity in India’s Metro Rail Transit Systems
Aug 14, 2023

A Proposed Roadmap to Enhance Last-Mile Connectivity in India’s Metro Rail Transit Systems

Evidence from several countries suggests that last-mile connectivity solutions—the transport options available to commuters from the origin of their journey to the point of accessing a public transit system—enhance citizens’ mobility and increase metro rail ridership. This brief evaluates India’s operational metro rail transit systems to identify the missing links in the provision and effective implementation of last-mile connecti

Addressing the issue of fire safety in metropolitan cities of India
Jul 30, 2019

Addressing the issue of fire safety in metropolitan cities of India

In times of growing urbanisation, the importance of fire safety in urban spaces must be seen. If not, we will be walking unprepared into a deadly infe

Bengaluru Metropolitan Land Transport Authority: Tackling the traffic snarls
Feb 14, 2023

Bengaluru Metropolitan Land Transport Authority: Tackling the traffic snarls

Would the establishment of the BMLTA help ease Bengaluru’s traffic woes?

Best practices in Metro security
Aug 25, 2010

Best practices in Metro security

Informed and aware passengers and staff members remain two of the most effective counter-terrorism measures to safeguard vulnerable mass transit systems like Delhi Metro.

Digital India: Aspirations high in smaller cities than in metros
Oct 20, 2015

Digital India: Aspirations high in smaller cities than in metros

People in smaller cities of India were more hopeful about the prospects of Digital India than the people in big cities which are traditionally thought of as 'tech savvy', according to a survey conducted by Observer Research Foundation.

Fixing man-made disasters in Indian metro cities
Feb 18, 2019

Fixing man-made disasters in Indian metro cities

India’s metros are building an unenviable reputation for themselves through a series of man-made disasters.

Lost in transit: Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA)
Jan 08, 2022

Lost in transit: Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA)

With metro rail adding one more layer to urban mass transit, an autonomous UMTA is necessary to increase the modal share of public transport in urban

Moscow shocked by Metro blasts
Mar 31, 2010

Moscow shocked by Metro blasts

The relative calm in the major Russian cities was broken last November when a bombing attack derailed the Nevsky Express -- a high-speed train plying between Moscow and St Petersburg

Mumbai Metro 3 car shed at Aarey colony
Sep 18, 2020

Mumbai Metro 3 car shed at Aarey colony

The Maharashtra government should dispassionately conduct a rigorous cost-benefit analysis before committing to an alternative site for the Metro 3 ca

Mumbai Metropolitan Region: Putting the Art in SmArt
Dec 04, 2018

Mumbai Metropolitan Region: Putting the Art in SmArt

Given Mumbai’s focus on becoming a technology hub as well as being the main digital cultural and creative industries hub in India, while at the same

Pampered metros need a reality check on fuel
Sep 09, 2018

Pampered metros need a reality check on fuel

India is particularly vulnerable to collateral damage on its energy security.

Skybus Vs Metro: Mumbai Deserves The Best
Aug 11, 2006

Skybus Vs Metro: Mumbai Deserves The Best

The city of Mumbai is almost synonymous with its train network, the backbone of its bustling public life. Mumbai suburban trains are said to be the most efficient railway systems in the world. Its eminence & growing dependency has belittled the high price of human lives, the city is paying. In 2002, the Mumbai suburban railway system claimed 3773 lives, injuring 3,297 from the total 7070 accident cases.

The changing nature of crowds and their management in Indian metros
Mar 19, 2021

The changing nature of crowds and their management in Indian metros

India’s increasing urban population is getting concentrated in its large cities.

Urgent steps must for Delhi Metro security
Aug 21, 2010

Urgent steps must for Delhi Metro security

Exceptional and urgent measures must be put in place to ensure the security of the Delhi Metro rail network in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games scheduled for October this year.

Budget 2021 — What is there for the cities?
Feb 17, 2021

Budget 2021 — What is there for the cities?

Direct budgetary support for urban sector schemes do not show any appreciable increase.

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent
Feb 10, 2024

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent

The increase in funds allocated for improving the quality of life in urban areas by 12 percent, as pledged in the Interim Budget, is positively receiv

COP26 transport declaration: A missed opportunity for India
Nov 17, 2021

COP26 transport declaration: A missed opportunity for India

The discussion at the COP26 summit was solely focused on EVs and Metro rail and left out crucial sectors of public transport and NMT

Crime in India’s largest cities: An analysis
Apr 09, 2024

Crime in India’s largest cities: An analysis

While the NCRB data on crimes in India is the most comprehensive set of data, it suffers from some data deficits that need to be addressed

Do parties care to make Delhi a 'liveable' global city?
Feb 06, 2015

Do parties care to make Delhi a 'liveable' global city?

The promises made by key parties in the Delhi elections are in conformity with the national trend of offering populist schemes. One thought political parties of this 'enlightened' metropolis, that was turned to an epicentre of the nation-wide anti-corruption stir and gave rise to political newbie AAP, would beat this trend and offer something better.

Have Indian cities bid farewell to the Bus Rapid Transit System?
Nov 03, 2020

Have Indian cities bid farewell to the Bus Rapid Transit System?

BRTS cities are now struggling with a surfeit of public transport systems — the normal bus service, BRTS and the Metro.

National Budget 2022-23: What is in it for urban local bodies?
Feb 04, 2022

National Budget 2022-23: What is in it for urban local bodies?

Although the Budget pushes for urban planning, will the architecture of Indian federalism continue to limit its execution?

Rural push can kickstart slack automobile sector
Dec 13, 2019

Rural push can kickstart slack automobile sector

More cars and commercial vehicles for rural India, however, are welcome. India has very low density of cars with 22 per 1,000 citizens compared to 980 in the US and 850 in the UK. Rural women would find work or business if there is a better system of transportation in the villages. It means a focus on the rural economy and making road connectivity better.

The art of juggling officialdom to control COVID19
Jul 20, 2020

The art of juggling officialdom to control COVID19

The recent spate of top IAS transfers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region has exposed Maharashtra’s haphazard handling of the pandemic

The impact of public transport on traffic congestion in cities
Sep 26, 2023

The impact of public transport on traffic congestion in cities

Proper policy measures and improvement in the performance of public transport would help draw people away from private transportation and address traf

The menace of building collapses in urban India
Oct 05, 2020

The menace of building collapses in urban India

Solutions to the problem are pretty obvious. The first step is to set the policy right. Governments have to begin by scrapping the rent laws as they s

The relationship between public green spaces and population in a city
Jan 19, 2022

The relationship between public green spaces and population in a city

For better quality of life, city planners need to take into consideration the additional population that will flow in due to greater urbanisation whil

Urban India’s Parking Woes: An Overview
Mar 14, 2024

Urban India’s Parking Woes: An Overview

Vehicular congestion and insufficient parking facilities are significant emerging challenges for India’s mega and metropolitan cities, severely impairing mobility. Although curtailed by constitutional mandates, many Indian cities are seeking to resolve the issue through parking policies, focusing on regulations, pricing as a management tool, new technologies, and off-street parking provisions. This brief assesses the parking policies of Ahmedab

World Population Day calls for reimagining Indian cities
Jul 11, 2023

World Population Day calls for reimagining Indian cities

World Population Day 2023 is an apt occasion to rethink strategies to make the most of India’s population and demographic dividend

आग लागण्याआधीची धोक्याची सूचना
Aug 03, 2019

आग लागण्याआधीची धोक्याची सूचना

गृह मंत्रालयाच्या अभ्यासानुसार, भारतात किमान ८,५९९ अग्निशमन केंद्रांची आवश्यकता आहे, परंतु सध्या केवळ २,०८७ केंद्रे कार्यरत आहेत.

आरे कॉलोनी में मुंबई मेट्रो कार डिपो नहीं बनने पर पर्यावरण की दृष्टि से असर
Oct 14, 2020

आरे कॉलोनी में मुंबई मेट्रो कार डिपो नहीं बनने पर पर्यावरण की दृष्टि से असर

महाराष्ट्र सरकार को मेट्रो-3  कार डिपो के लिए एक वैकल्पिक �

एकीकृत महानगरीय परिवहन प्राधिकरण (यूएमटीए) जो रास्ते में कहीं खो गया…!
Jul 29, 2023

एकीकृत महानगरीय परिवहन प्राधिकरण (यूएमटीए) जो रास्ते में कहीं खो गया…!

शहरी परिवहन में मेट्रो रेल के द्वारा एक और परत जोड़ने के स

एकीकृत महानगरीय परिवहन प्राधिकरण (यूएमटीए) जो रास्ते में कहीं खो गया…!
Jan 18, 2022

एकीकृत महानगरीय परिवहन प्राधिकरण (यूएमटीए) जो रास्ते में कहीं खो गया…!

शहरी परिवहन में मेट्रो रेल के द्वारा एक और परत जोड़ने के स

क्या भविष्य के लिए विशाल महानगर बेहतर विकल्प हो सकते हैं?
Feb 18, 2021

क्या भविष्य के लिए विशाल महानगर बेहतर विकल्प हो सकते हैं?

भारत में अगली जनगणना में बेंगलुरु निश्चित तौर पर एक मेगा �

जागतिक लोकसंख्या दिन: भारतातील शहरांसमोरील आव्हाने
Oct 12, 2023

जागतिक लोकसंख्या दिन: भारतातील शहरांसमोरील आव्हाने

जागतिक लोकसंख्या दिन जागतिक लोकसंख्या आणि लोकसंख्या शास्त्रातील उपलब्धी आणि आव्हाने यावर विचार करण्याचा हा दिवस आहे असे मानले पाहिजे.

बृहत बेंगलुरु महानगर पालिका अधिनियम 2020 का आलोचनात्मक मूल्यांकन
Apr 08, 2021

बृहत बेंगलुरु महानगर पालिका अधिनियम 2020 का आलोचनात्मक मूल्यांकन

19 दिसंबर 2020 को राज्यपाल ने विधेयक को मंज़ूरी दी और दो दिन ब�

भारताची वाढती लोकसंख्या आणि शहरीकरण
Oct 12, 2023

भारताची वाढती लोकसंख्या आणि शहरीकरण

विकेंद्रीकृत शहरीकरणात गुंतवणूक करून भारताने आपल्या नागरिकांचे चांगले भविष्य घडवावे, याची जाणीव जागतिक लोकसंख्या दिनानिमित्त व्हावी.

मुंबईची वाटचाल नव्या रुपाच्या दिशेने
Dec 28, 2020

मुंबईची वाटचाल नव्या रुपाच्या दिशेने

प्रचंड लोकसंख्या, मंदावलेली आर्थिक वाढ आणि उपलब्ध जमिनीची कमतरता यामुळे मुंबईच्या कोविडनंतरच्या वाटचालीबद्दल नव्या पद्धतीने विचार व्हायला हवा.

शहर वाहतुकीचा ‘पुणे पॅटर्न’
Oct 14, 2020

शहर वाहतुकीचा ‘पुणे पॅटर्न’

चाळीस लाख लोकसंख्येच्या पुण्यात शाश्वत वाहतूक व्यवस्थापनाचा प्रयोग होतोय. या प्रयत्नांना हळहळू यश येत असून, हा ‘पुणे पॅटर्न’ इतरांसाठी आदर्श ठरतो आहे.

शहरी विकासासाठी अर्थसंकल्पीय तरतूदी मध्ये 12 टक्क्यांनी वाढ
Feb 29, 2024

शहरी विकासासाठी अर्थसंकल्पीय तरतूदी मध्ये 12 टक्क्यांनी वाढ

अर्थमंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण यांनी सादर केलेल्या अंतरिम �