Monday, January 26, 2015

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

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Cars don't fit in Pune

PMC stuck in parking dilemma - The Times of India: "However, the elected representatives pitching for more parking lots have not made any effort to improve the quality and frequency of public transport. "All these years, PMPML has been in a pathetic condition. The bus fleet is insufficient and people are forced to use private vehicles. The PMC and elected representatives should improve the public transport, which will have a direct impact on city's parking chaos," said activist Jugal Rathi. "