Friday, May 29, 2015

India's heatwave is now so hot it causes the roads to MELT

Daily Mail Online: "India's killer heatwave is now so hot it causes the roads to MELT: Death toll soars above 1,100 and people are told to stay indoors as crisis continues"

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Despite metro, Noida reels under poor public transportation system

hindustantimes : "When Noida got the Metro rail service nearly a decade after neighbouring Delhi got one, the locals thought it would end their travel miseries. It has certainly provided a comfortable connectivity between Noida and Delhi. But it has failed to address the issue of last mile connectivity as the commuters have to still rely on unsafe auto-rickshaws for reaching the Metro station or way back home.

In the absence of a reliable public transport, commuters board private buses at their own risk. “They wait for long for passengers to board them until they are filled up completely. Then to make for lost time, they drive rash,” said Het Ram, a resident of Barola."

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

‘Strengthen public transport to reduce congestion’

The Hindu: "There is a growing body of opinion that road-widening was a short-term solution for traffic congestion as the gains would be neutralised in a matter of months in the wake of increasing vehicle population in the city, argued Mr. Vombatkere calling for a wider and comprehensive discussion on the subject."