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Congestion

End of journey for Gwalior’s tongas

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2010
Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh is one of the few cities in India where horse-drawn carriages or tongas form a part of the public transport system. They ply on fixed routes. Many residents see them as part of the city’s cultural heritage, but the Gwalior municipality views them as obstructions in the path of fast-moving traffic.

Coastal flyway to flatten 16 villages

Author(s): Sumana Narayanan
Issue Date: Dec 31, 2009
people living in the fishing villages along the Chennai coast have used the Right to Information (rti) Act to find out the real intent behind inducements offered to them by the government. They discovered the state highway authorities plan to build a 9.7 km elevated road along the beach by ploughing through 16 villages that fall in the way.

Coming soon carpool for Delhi, NCR

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2009
Will people risk giving ride to strangers? car owners in Delhi may be able to save up to 50 per cent travel cost by sharing rides under a citywide carpool scheme proposed by the Delhi transport department aimed at decongesting the city. People who register with the Pan City Mega Carpool (pcmc) scheme can get in touch with other car owners taking

The dawn of pollution

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2009
A walk in pre-sunrise hours may increase chances of asthma health enthusiasts living near freeways should minimize their outdoor exercise timings during the early morning hours; they should also keep their windows closed through the night. A team of environmental health scientists found the levels of air pollution to

Maharashtra rejects court's traffic plan

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2009
Easing traffic the Beijing way impractical for Mumbai says government traffic curbs suggested by the Bombay High Court to reduce congestion in Mumbai has been termed impractical by Maharashtra. On June 10, the court had asked the state to try out a traffic restraint scheme. It entailed private vehicles bearing registration numbers ending in particular digits are kept off the road on certain days of the week.

Getting a city into shape

Issue Date: May 15, 2009
Bengaluru needs a little political will and a lot of community-level initiatives Many years ago, weather used to be the icebreaker in conversations in Bengaluru. Traffic and its interminable snarls is the only subject every Bengalurean or visitor to the city talks of now. There are 3.5 million vehicles in the city. Its roads can support no more than one million. Traffic jams are the rule.

On two legs and a prayer

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2009
The horn, though, would not have helped negotiate a bull that he skirted, but that meant his leg slipped into sludge heaped beside an open manhole. Before long, a bicyclist expectorated betel juice right on to his trouser legs and shoes. Next on the obstacle course was a series of puddles.

The right right

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2009
The world's cheapest car, the Nano, rolls out in India this week. Manufacturer Tata Motors says it will change the way Indians drive, for the inauguration places the personal car within the reach of people who once could only dream of owning one. Indeed, the Nano has been marketed as an 'aspiration'--the right of every Indian to a car. No quibble here. There is no question an affordable car is better than an expensive one; or that a small car, being more fuel efficient, is better than a big one.

More bus rides

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2009

Dear all, kindly divorce your car

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2009
With due respect to god, although not omniscient, we the car-driving and personal vehicle-driven are omnipotent.
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