A bumpy road ahead for electric vehicles
While they represent an important technology option, large scale adoption
of electric vehicles aided by government
policy might remain a pipe dream till cost structures become more competitive.
In praise of transfers
Transfer-based bus networks can result in services that provide significantly higher quality and coverage. And many complaints that
users have can actually be solved by moving to a more intensively transfer-based system itself.
CNG isn't really the answer
Compressed Natural Gas is by no means a clear cut winner in the race to find a clean burning fuel for our vehicles, writes
FILMS IN CAR WINDOWS
Clearing the view
The Supreme Court's order on the removal of tinted films from vehicles is being implemented across the country, amidst complaints from
Making CMPs more useful
Making Comprehensive Mobility Plans mandatory for cities has been beneficial, but a lot more is needed to ensure they are effective in
achieving the goals of transport policy.
Building the Transit Metropolis
As the most significant region yet to be urbanised, India presents a unique opportunity for capturing impacts of urbanisation on the
NH 17 AND NH 47
Agitation over highway widening
A massive agitation is brewing in Kerala against the proposed widening of National Highways 47 and 17.
The first true BRT in India
A systems approach, which combines infrastructure, vehicles, operations, technologies and user education, has created a seamless implementation process
Emissions of the rich and famous
In discussions of the travails of the airline industry that have been taking place recently, its detrimental effect on
global warming has not come up.
Bihar's bridges, way to a new work culture
The Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam, which was on the
verge of being liquidated, has built over 330 bridges in three years.
The spirits of Mumbai's cars
Whether the Bandra-Worli sealink will reduce the travel time across the city remains to be seen. But it isn't doing anything to dampen the
growing dependence of our cities on private transport.
No to noise
The courts and the police have cracked down on intense noise from honking in Mumbai's traffic, and the city has recently declared
a big chunk of its territory off-limits to road noise.
REINING IN TRAFFIC
Driving away cars from city centres
With private car ownership in the large cities outpacing population growth, the central government is waking up to the need to introduce traffic
restraint schemes in the metros.
U S AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
The Jurassic auto park
The U.S. auto giants are an example of how things work in the age of unbridled corporate power. Of how the collapse of restraint on that power
fractures economy and society.
SOPS FOR METROS
Give us a break, Mr Sreedharan
The Delhi Metro chief's warning that Hyderabad's model for its Metro could lead to a political scandal
overlooks the subsidies his own organisation has received.
From Busway to BRT
The current design
is only a busway, and the government must push forward to build a full-fledged Bus Rapid Transit system.
EPILEPSY AND DRIVING
Fit to drive
The Indian Epilepsy Association has been working to ensure revisions in various laws to reflect advances in the management of epilepsy, and also
our improved knowledge of its risks.
Diesel threat in cities continues to rise
The sulphur content of diesel in India is 350 particles per million, twenty times that of
the United States. All told, diesel exhaust is far more hazardous than petrol exhaust. Yet, diesel
cars in Indian cities are rising with the association of automobile manufacturers pushing
hard for it.