Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Money for clean air, but not being used

The Times of India: "If the money had been put into public transport, at least a few hundred much-needed buses would have been plying in the city by now. Alternatively, about 20 km of integrated road with pedestrian walkway and cycle tracks could have been built, considering that each km of integrated road costs about Rs 10 to 12 crore, according to experts. "

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city, Delhi

BBC News: "Our reading for these minute, carcinogenic particles, which penetrate the lungs, entering straight into the blood stream - is a staggering 215 - 21 times recommended limits. And that's better than it's been all winter.
Until a few weeks ago, PM 2.5 levels rarely dipped below 300, which some here have described as an "air-pocalypse".
Like the rest of the world, those of us in Delhi believed for years that Beijing was the world's most polluted city.
But last May, the World Health Organization announced that our own air is nearly twice as toxic."

Monday, April 13, 2015

Kashmir road accidents -- deadly as "terrorism"

GreaterKashmir.com: "Jammu, Apr 12: Around 19,845 road accidents in last three years have claimed 3267 lives in Jammu and Kashmir in the last three years, 120 of them in the first two months of this year.
Around 27,544 people have been injured. "

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Impact of public transport on Delhi

The Hindu: "One of the major reasons for the fall in road accidents in the last decade coincides with the metro gradually becoming the principal artery of public transport"

Monday, February 23, 2015

Delhi air unbreathable

hindustantimes : "The eight million vehicles on Delhi’s roads are not just clogging up the city. They are taking a deathly toll. But the government’s clean-up strategy has so far remained on paper, mainly because it focuses too much on long-term, capital-intensive solutions."

Monday, January 26, 2015

Metro Bus to facilitate over 200,000 commuters daily, says Abbasi

thenews.com.pk: "The Metro Bus Service (MBS) will bring a revolution in the public transport sector of twin cities and facilitate over 200,000 commuters travelling by public transport daily, said Chairman Metro Bus Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee Hanif Abbasi on Sunday."

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Smart cities must promote public transport, walking

The Times of India: "The Union urban development (UD) minister Venkaiah Naidu has asked civic bodies willing to participate in the central government's ambitious plan to do away with strategies that encourage usage of private vehicles. In a communique to the state governments, the UD minister has stated that the public transport and non-motorised transport should be on top of the agenda and local governing bodies must start working towards making cities congestion-free using sustainable solutions. "