Thursday, March 12, 2020

Bangalore needs more buses

In 2018-19, BMTC had a fleet size of 0.5 buses per 1000 population, which is lower than the India’s average of 1.2 buses per 1000 population. For Bangalore, BMTC would require a fleet size of 14952 buses in order for it to reach India’s average of 1.2 buses per 1000 population. According to Transforming India’s Mobility report by NITI Aayog38, India lags in terms of bus fleet per population as compared to other countries, and in order to increase modal share towards public transport, the fleet size needs to be significantly improved. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

How to fix Bengaluru traffic

Bengaluru - workers say bus fares too high

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

After establishing #freepublictransport for women, Delhi to get more buses

New Delhi:

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. 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

In India, only 6% of households own cars, how much is spent for their benefit?

How much parking space, how much road space, how much police costs, how much health costs.

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?

In India, #freepublictransport would save more in health costs than would be lost in fares

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.

...Exposure to pollution from fossil fuels also leads to around 49 crore days of work absence due to illness, the report said.