Saturday, August 16, 2014

#energywars - India to get gas from Russia

India eyes $40-bn pipeline from Russia to import gas - Hindustan Times: "In a move aimed at ensuring India’s energy security, the Narendra Modi-led government plans to import huge volumes of natural gas from Russia. The Centre is working out the contours of a $40-billion (Rs 2.4 lakh-crore) mega onland pipeline project carrying gas from Russia to India, in one of India’s biggest energy projects till date. "

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Road nonsense - cars choking Pakistan

The News : "For want of healthy recreation spots nearer to their homes, the fun-starved people have no option but to visit famous picnic and tourist spots. But, due to lack of public transport, visitors have to undertake the journey in cars. Consequently, the number of vehicles on the roads far exceeds their capacity, creating gridlocks."

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Kathmandu - Work on bus-based mass transit system afoot

myrepublica : "To pave way for a sustainable transport system in the valley, the government, for the first time through its budget for the fiscal year 2014/15, had formally announced that it will introduce integrated mass transit system in the valley from the current fiscal year. "

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Energy wars: India to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Delhi gears to join China-Russia club: "The SCO has informed New Delhi that it plans to approve documents making India a full member at a September 11-12 summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, senior officials have told The Telegraph."

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cars choking India

Perils of urbanisation: parking, a major issue | Business Line: "NEW DELHI, AUGUST 4:  
In a country where more than 25 lakh passenger vehicles are sold every year, parking is becoming one of the biggest problems, leading to skirmishes on almost a daily basis. No matter how efficient urban planning may have been, the surge in passenger vehicles does not seem to have been factored in.

To offer some relief to vehicle owners, the UPA Government had worked on many proposals of multi-level parking in metro cities, some of which have already been built. But many more are required to solve the problem."

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sri Lanka buses in bad shape, losing riders : "Over the years, very little steps had been taken in terms of improving the standard of public transport despite thousands of people depending on buses for their day-to-day traveling.
Since of late, the authorities however have taken various steps to improve the quality of public transport in Sri Lanka, but many continue to have their life on the line, or rather the edge of the footboard. The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has a fleet of around 5,000 buses out of which 20% have been on the roads over 15 years."