Dear @drashwathcn sir, you have been a city MLA for many years and you have spoken about urgent need for mass public transport. Please do not bring elevated corridor back. What we need now is faster completion of metro, suburban & bus. These 3 things will get us out of the mess. pic.twitter.com/Kss4vxLWGi— Srinivas Alavilli (@srinualavilli) February 20, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
A survey conducted by BBPV among the working class revealed— BusPrayanikaraVedike (@BBPVedike) February 19, 2020
1. 80% bus user respondents find the bus fares too high! 60% of all respondents see high bus fares as a concern.
2. Bus commuters spend more (21%) of their income on commute than commuters using other modes (9.5%).
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who took oath for a third term on Sunday, this morning assured there would be "no dearth of buses" in the national capital soon. The Aam Aadmi Party chief had promised to expand city's bus fleet ahead of assembly elections.
"It did take time. But finally we were able to overcome all obstacles. So, buses have started arriving. I can assure all Delhiites, soon there won't be any dearth of buses (sic)," the 51-year-old AAP chief tweeted this morning. He also shared a news report that said that the public bus fleet crossed the 6,000 mark in the city for the first time in 10 years under the AAP government.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Is the government subsidizing the 6% who own cars?
If that subsidy is cut back to a number consistent with 6% ownership, would there be money for #freepublictransport?
India spends around 1.28 per cent of the GDP on health while air pollution from burning fossil fuels costs an estimated 5.4 per cent of India's GDP.https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/the-cost-of-deadly-air-pollution-in-india-rs-3-39-lakh-per-second/a-loss-of-rs-10-7-lakh-crore/slideshow/74112762.cms
...Exposure to pollution from fossil fuels also leads to around 49 crore days of work absence due to illness, the report said.