Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicPublic Transport

Topic: Public Transport

Double-decker buses have another ‘deck’ now: They’re electric. And India needs them

Mahesh Babu, CEO, India, Switch Mobility, says double-deckers are supremely capable. Compared to a 12-meter bus, they provide 41 per cent more capacity.

How Delhi metro prevailed over BRT in the Indian capital’s politics of speed

In 'Metronama', author Rashmi Sadana weaves a rich and intimate account of urban transformation told through the story of Delhi’s Metro.

There’s a hidden ‘pink tax’ on women’s mobility in Mumbai: Study

Researchers from World Bank and Maryland University surveyed over 3,000 households in Greater Mumbai Region and found that improvement in public transit can differentially benefit women.

Off The Cuff with Nitin Gadkari

In conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said India’s road infrastructure will be comparable to the...

Many cities now want low-cost Metro Lite, Metro Neo modes of transport, in talks with govt

Union housing ministry is studying proposals for Metro Lite & Metro Neo projects from Nashik, Gorakhpur and Delhi before taking it to the cabinet for final approval.

Only Delhi Metro’s success will prove if Kejriwal’s city can live with coronavirus

The AAP govt has been on an ‘unlocking’ spree in Delhi, but neglected Metro stations have served as a taunting reminder that we are still in a pandemic.

Prospect of dirty, toxic air back as India unlocks. Here’s what govt can do to keep it clean

Famed urban planner Jane Jacobs once lamented that we are building cities for cars rather than people. Covid provides India a chance to reverse this trend.

Why Covid gives Delhi the perfect reason & chance to revamp its public transport system

As people hesitantly take public transport amid the pandemic, experts say this a good time to ramp up bus services, improve last-mile connectivity and affect long term policy changes.

Railways to resume: Is India beginning to learn to live with the coronavirus?

Indian railways will reopen limited passenger services from 12 May, with 15 special trains departing from Delhi.

Here’s how Delhi govt can make its free bus ride scheme for women a financial success too

Kejriwal government can learn from countries like the US, France and Colombia on how to strengthen public transportation finances.

On Camera

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Mohan Bhagwat’s mosque trip left BJP clueless. Only Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is smiling

BJP ministers have been told to keep handy a list of their ministries' work. Used to praising Modi, they are worried what they will say if the PM asks them about their work.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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