Tag: public transport

BEST proposed to undergo major transformations along with introducing first Common Transport Card Ticket

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) release of Rs 1,200 crore to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST) has shown hope in improving the conditions of BEST, in return BEST has agreed to undertake various reforms to improve its financial health. The decision was undertaken during the BMC group leaders’ meeting, the proposal is yet to […]

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Bengalurians demand public transport instead of steel flyover

After steelflyoverbeda, citizens of Bengaluru have begun Chikku-bukku-beku campaign. As an alternative to steel flyover, the citizens forum have kick-started a campaign to public transport in place of the steel flyover. Source: Magicbricks Now

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Solutions for efficient zero emissions public transport

A low-emission and energy efficient public transport network requires an appropriate charging infrastructure. The solution is to make charging more efficient and affordable, with the use of renewables ensuring no local emissions such as CO 2 or noise are produced. Source: Siemens

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Government takes steps to strengthen public transport in Bengaluru

Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has sanctioned financial assistance for procurement of buses to the city of Bengaluru under Bus Funding Scheme sanctioned under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission in two phases in the following manners: (i) During 2008-09, MoUD provided financial assistance for procurement of 1000 buses with a project cost of Rs […]

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Ahmedabad: Non-motorised transport to get popular in the future

Studies reveal that a large proportion of the citizens of Ahmedabad walk and cycle to work every day, and hence it is no wonder that a large percentage of road accident victims in this city are also cyclists and pedestrians.A? Approximately 74% of the 33 lakh vehicle population are two wheelers. Nonetheless, of the 67 […]

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Public transport and walking to be promoted in smart cities

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), has plans to build flyovers and new roads to ease the city’s traffic problems. However, experts are of the opinion that it will have to reconsider its strategy if it wants Pune to be designed according to the ‘Smart City’ programme planned by the Centre. The Union Urban Development (UD) […]

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Government introduces schemes for womens safety in large cities in India

  A Safety for Women on Public Road Transport Scheme has been announced that seeks to ramp up the security provided in buses and other public transport for women. The scheme is to be implemented in its pilot phase this year, with Rs 50 crore being allocated for it as funding. A further Rs 150 […]

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Women’s safety: A major issue worldwide

The world is still struggling when it comes to womens safety and relatively safe cities like London are no exception. Surveys revealed in 2011 that 28% women did not feel safe on Londons transport network and about 15% of women had experienced unwanted sexual behaviour on train and bus networks. Soon a multi-agency operation resulted […]

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