July 3, 2024

Cloudburst in Kochi Exposes Urgent Need for Effective Stormwater Management

Kerala faces significant challenges in collecting accurate rainfall data due to a shortage of rain gauges, adversely affecting the design of stormwater infrastructure. Key Takeaways On May 28, the city of Kochi experienced an intense cloudburst, resulting in over 100 […]
April 22, 2024

SUV Squeeze: A Challenge For Urban Roads

While SUVs are subjected to GST cess, these are calculated based on the length of the vehicle. The width of the vehicle, which affects the road’s level of service, and bonnet height, which determines road accident fatalities, are ignored. Key […]
March 11, 2024

Navigating Urban Challenges: A Journey through Surat’s Road Safety Landscape

In January 2024, an alarming news article shook me to the core, describing the tragic death of a 16-year-old schoolboy in Surat after being hit by a bus. According to the article, prior to this incident, a 23-year-old worker was […]
December 19, 2023

Urban Flooding in India: A Consequence of Poor Implementation, Not Inadequacy of Guidelines

Policymakers and planners should recognise that minimising runoff from built-up areas onto roads is the best method to decrease city waterlogging. When we talk about the monsoon today, the first image that typically comes to mind is waterlogged urban roads. […]
August 21, 2023

Navigating Ambiguity: The Dichotomy Between Development and Transport Plans in Urban Mobility Services

With the world’s second-largest road network, Indian roads carry 85% of passenger traffic and 60% of freight traffic and are thus the lifeline of the nation’s development. However, the overreliance on private vehicles has resulted in traffic congestion, road safety […]