Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Jung supports, car-free day back on track

The Times of India: "New Delhi: The Delhi government's Car-Free Day is back. Transport minister Gopal Rai, who met LG Najeeb Jung on Tuesday after Delhi police refused to give permission to hold the event, said Jung had assured the government of his support.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Choking Delhi vows pollution tax, car-free days to improve air

Reuters: ""Delhi's pollution levels are rising beyond dangerous levels," state Transport Minister Gopal Rai told Reuters in an interview. "If we don't address this, people will be forced to think about leaving the city to save their lives.""

Monday, October 5, 2015

Car-free day observance attracts crowds

Children drawing pictures on the Ramanilayam Road in Thrissur on Sundayas part of car-free day observance. —Photo: K. K. Najeeb
TheHindu : "To encourage people to take public transport

The busy Rama Nilayam Road in the city turned into venue for lots of fun and games on Sunday afternoon.

...It was observation of International Car-free Day. The ESAF in association with the Kerala State Pollution Control Board, Thrissur Livable Cities Network, Health Bridge Foundation and the NATPAC (National Transportation Planning and Research Centre) organised the observation of the day."

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Clean water, air & efficient public transport should be main priorities for smart city: Katarina Luhr

Daily News & Analysis: "Katarina: Adequate supply of clean water, air and efficient public transport should be the main priorities for any city and its leaders."

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

City pulls out all stops for second Car-Free Day

Times of India: "Due to a lack of lanes (and safety), many might still be reluctant to cycle to work, but Virk urged Gurgaonites to use public transport or car-pools. "Gurgaon Police has organised additional public transport, parking places and cycle lanes in the four selected corridors." He said that 600 cops will be manning the city roads for an orderly Car-Free Day. "

Monday, September 28, 2015

#Carfree days show that buses are lacking

gurgaon Hindustan Times: "“The public transport spectrum in Gurgaon ranges from world-class metro to shared diesel-run autorickshaws that pollute the environment. The missing piece is the availability of a high quality city bus system that will form the backbone of public transportation. It is essential for a city like Gurgaon to have good intra-city bus service,” said Amit Bhatt, strategy head, integrated urban transport at EMBARQ India."

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bus, autos, Metro roped in to make next Car-Free Tuesday a success

The Times of India: ""We intend to reach out to maximum people this time and involve more residents. We need to provide them more alternatives. Therefore, this time we want to ensure everybody is able to conveniently avail public transport. All arrangements are being done based on people's feedback," said Bharti Arora, joint commissioner of police."