Monday, November 30, 2015

Let's make all of Delhi car-free on January 22

The Times of India: "NEW DELHI: If you care for Delhi, make sure to leave your car at home on January 22.That was the message of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, as he declared that day , a Friday, a car-free day in the entire length and breadth of the capital.

The CM stepped up the symbolic campaign to reduce air pollution while participating in the city's second carfree day, observed in Dwarka, southwest Delhi.

"I am asking everyone to take public transport to their office on January 22. I will also cycle to my office that day," said Kejriwal. "

Friday, November 27, 2015

Carfree-day idea spreads to Raipur

The Times of India: "He said his aim is to create awareness about the ill effects of pollution and motivate people not to use motorised vehicles at least once a month and use public transport. He said he and other volunteers would approach every office in the city and urge them to join the movement by refraining from using their personal vehicles on just one day of every month. "

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Not too late to save India from cars : "Bicycles emerged as the second most popular mode of transport, with 13% people cycling to their place of work every day. "

Friday, November 6, 2015

Second Car Free Day to be Held in Dwarka in Delhi

ndtv : "NEW DELHI:  With an aim to encourage people to use public transport, the Delhi government has decided to oraganise its second Car Free Day in Dwarka on November 22 which will witness a cycle rally, human chain and participations by IAS and DANICS officers."

Asansol leads Bengal with car-free day

The Times of India: "DURGAPUR: In a first for Bengal, private vehicles in Burdwan district will go off the road on December 15 without a bandh call by any political party. The decision to observe it as car-free day was taken at an administrative meeting in Durgapur on Thursday. Only public transport such as buses and commercial vehicles like trucks will ply that day.

"Of 300,000 two and four-wheeler vehicles registered in the district, 200,000 will be off the road on December 15, a Tuesday. We will soon issue a government notification to this effect.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Surprise! The solution to cars is buses

The Times of India: "But when much of public transportation is not up to scratch, when there's a lack of a reliable alternative to car ownership, it's hard to see the concept catching on."

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cars move only 1% of people, take up most of road in Delhi

The Hindu: "“Now, the need of the hour is to reclaim the Capital's stretches and our priorities are clear; the roads need to belong to pedestrians, cyclists, non-motorised vehicles, public transport and then, if there is any more space left, for car users,” the Minister further said adding that the results of the pilot project would culminate in similar, engineering-based redesigning projects across the Capital."

NA begins free public transport in Kathmandu

The Himalayan Times: "KATHMANDU: The Nepal Army (NA) has begun free transport service for the commuters in Kathmandu Valley in view of the difficulty in mobility owing to the fuel shortage.

Four buses are operated daily along various eight routes in the Kathmandu Valley every day, from Friday."