Monday, June 10, 2019

India - Bank CEO calls for #freepublictransport

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Fare-free fever in India

Shortly after the Delhi Chief Minister’s decision to provide free transport to women, a Shiv Sena corporator from Pune has also demanded that the city follows suit of the national capital. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Kochi, India, promoting #publictransport

Public transport as the way ahead - The Hindu: "Through this initiative, we want to make public transport the preferred choice for Kochiites and visitors.”

He urged members of the public to jointly bring about a change in the way public transport was perceived and utilised in Kochi."

Thursday, January 11, 2018

India needs to revamp its public transport system: Nitin Gadkari

The Economic Times: ""For long term, we need a good policy which is going to encourage public transport... We need to revamp public transport," the road transport and highways minister said. "

Monday, November 20, 2017

Invest in public transport instead, say mobility experts

The Hindu: "“The city administration needs to first make a conscious choice to opt for public transport instead of private,” he said.

Srinivas Alavilli from Citizens for Bengaluru said the alarming levels of pollution in NCR should ring warning bells for Bengaluru. “The State government hasn’t got the message from the Steel Flyover Beda campaign right. The campaign was a clear expression of people’s opinion against all flyovers, which are essentially stop-gap temporary solutions, not against that particular steel flyover alone,” he said."

Stop finger pointing, boost public transport: EPCA tells Delhi govt

Hindustan Times: "Citing that lack of public transport will make such an important pollution control intervention meaningless, the letter also said: “It is imperative that your government take urgent measures and decisive steps to augment public transport. Only then emergency steps like odd-even are effective.”"

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wheat fungus thriving in warm, wet weather

undark : "No one in Bangladesh knew how wheat blast had jumped two oceans, but now it had a foothold on the Asian continent. In March, reports came out that wheat blast had surfaced in the Indian region of Bengal. Should the disease spread widely across Bangladesh and India, and into Pakistan, wheat blast could devastate a crop that feeds more than 1.5 billion people. And waiting to the north is China, the world’s largest wheat producer."