February 9, 2021

Biodigester: An Antidote to Cities’ Septage Management Challenges

Studies have projected that India’s vantage point in the coming decades would be cities full of people, which means immense human potential, opportunities and capital resources. There is a huge scope to improve the current conditions of cities in India, […]
January 27, 2021

Despite new football turfs and stadiums, Kerala yearns for playgrounds

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The News Minute. He comments “We need space for the younger generation as well as for the elderly. A place where children can play and elders can do their […]
January 16, 2021

Kerala Budget 2021-22: Promises and Perils

Nissy Solomon & Praseeda Mukundan Kerala Budget 2021-22, presented by Finance Minister Dr Thomas Isaac, comes in the backdrop of an ailing economy. All the hopes were pinned on the Budget to set the economy on the right course, especially […]
January 14, 2021

Demand rife for phase-II development at Vyttila

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments, “Urban planners and civic bodies must step in to lessen the ensuing congestion by augmenting modes of public transport like state-of-the-art buses, so that commuters have alternatives to private vehicles” in a news article […]
December 18, 2020

Innovative Technology Enabling Effective Solid Waste Management in Tamil Nadu

The article discusses how an innovative incineration technology has been used in processing tonnes of solid waste in the State of Tamil Nadu to zero waste without pollution and creating byproducts with tangible economic values. It also points out at […]
December 5, 2020

Is Metro the solution to the public transport issues of Kochi city?

An in-depth analysis of the financial situation of Kochi Metro is called for, where on one side huge losses have accrued while on the other extensions are being planned. Amidst the pandemic, phase 1 of Kochi Metro became fully operational […]
December 4, 2020

Private Buses: A Major Mode of Public Transportation in Kerala

Private buses have played a very crucial role in the social and economic development of Kerala. The State had, in the past, a unique and enterprising model in providing public transport services. But unfavourable policy decisions taken by the government […]
November 28, 2020

Kochi’s Public Transport Issue: Is Metro the Solution? | #CityBeats

Recently Kochi Metro completed first phase with the opening of the last stretch between Thaikkudam and Petta. In this episode of City Beats, Praseeda Mukundan (Senior Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Urban Studies) and Aiswarya Krishnan (Project Associate, CPPR-Centre for Urban […]
November 26, 2020

Govt may ask KMRL to revise Vyttila Hub DPR for phase 2 after LSG polls

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in article published in The New Indian Express. He comments “I think the word privatisation will lead to certain misunderstandings among the people. For the development of the hub, the governing council will have […]
November 25, 2020

Changes to the Kerala Road Transport Service scheme: Is a complete nationalisation of bus routes the agenda?

The Government of Kerala had published a notification (No. B1/13/2016/Tran) on September 14, 2020  on Proposed Modification to Kerala Road Transport Service Scheme. This proposed scheme is a take back on the idea of incorporating private players in public transport. Private buses […]
November 13, 2020

Kochi’s auto drivers’ body wins national award for innovation in urban transport during COVID-19

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news report published in The New Indian Express. He says “”As part of ensuring last-mile connectivity for major transport segments, a clear-cut policy should be formulated by KMTA. Otherwise, such initiatives could […]
November 13, 2020

Ticket to Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Indian Express. He says “Mobilising resources and encouraging citizens to opt for public transportation channels depends on various factors, including the presence of stakeholders and supporting institutions.” […]
October 19, 2020

India Needs Dynamic Ecosystems for Making Smart Cities Work

The article looks at the current trend of deep apathy towards sound reasoning as well as principled approach to making public policy processes work. It highlights the need to give City-Level Advisory Forums more space to make interventions in smart […]
September 30, 2020

Travel Safety First Priority

This news report is on the COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by CPPR published in the Kerala Kaumudi on September 27, 2020.
September 29, 2020

Survey foresees low patronage for public transport in future

There will be a drastic reduction in demand for travel, triggered by changes like reduced job opportunities and work-from-home practices during the COVID times, finds a “Survey on the effects of COVID 19 on transportation: What the experts say”, conducted […]

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