Centre for Urban Studies

February 20, 2019

Public Transport Day observed in Kochi

Employees of Infopark have demanded better public transport facilities connecting the IT hub to other parts of Ernakulam at the 11th edition of Kochi Public Transport Day organized by CPPR. The story was published on The Times of India. 
February 20, 2019

Public Transport Day observed in Kochi

Employees of Infopark have demanded better public transport facilities connecting the IT hub to other parts of Ernakulam at the 11th edition of Kochi Public Transport Day organized by CPPR. The story was published on The Hindu. 
February 11, 2019

Roadblock hits Kerala Metro expansion

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, where CPPR’s Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj points out the concerns regarding the KMTA bill. Lack of clarity in the role of the authority is the biggest roadblock, experts point out. “Though […]
February 6, 2019

Kochi Metro: Study for Ridership Enhancement

    CPPR has undertaken a passenger opinion survey as a part of ridership enhancement initiatives of Kochi Metro (Aluva- Maharajas College). The study is being conducted in the Kochi Metro Neighborhood Region (where the metro is passing by), to identify, […]
February 6, 2019

CPPR Brief: Kerala Metropolitan Transport Authority Bill 2018

As a policy research organization, the CPPR-Centre for Urban Studies with expertise in urban mobility and transport has been researching and working on the various issues and challenges in the urban transport space. CPPR presents here a brief on the […]
January 15, 2019

Public Transport Day observed in Kochi

(Photo Courtesy: The New Indian Express) KOCHI: Public Transport Day (KPTD), an initiative by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) to promote the usage of the public transport system, was observed at St Teresa’s College on Monday. KPTD is observed monthly […]
November 12, 2018

Inland water transportation is the next big thing in green cargo

The development of inland waterways will help in the protection and conservation of waterways and canals. It will complement the SAGARMALA project, which envisions to build 10 economic zones spanning 300-500 square kilometres. The flagging off of the PepsiCo’s 16 […]
November 8, 2018

PROPOSAL FOR A WALKWAY AT KAKKANAD BOAT TERMINAL

Like any other rapidly growing Indian city, improving connectivity is a major challenge faced by Kochi. Even though the city has the potential to develop an integrated transport system comprising of different transit modes, the ground situation is that in […]
October 9, 2018

Tax, fuel price hike put a spoke in Kochi buses’ wheel

*The news story published on The Hindu, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on challenging scenario of private bus operators in Kochi. Over 800 private buses have disappeared from city roads in the past nine years Is the number […]
September 29, 2018

Spearheading the discussion on nationalisation of bus routes

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) conducted a discussion on ‘Nationalisation of bus routes’ headed by Mr. Antony B J (former Ernakulam Regional Transport Officer (RTO) and Advisor to Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) on September 18, 2018, at […]
August 31, 2018

An Assessment of the Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) Sector in India

The improvements in infrastructure coupled with the growth in population has created tremendous demand for transportation services. The city buses and other mass transit systems often fall short in meeting this demand, resulting in people relying on alternative modes like […]
August 29, 2018

Paving the way for the para-transit sector

There is a growing need to pave way for the Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) sector in India, starting with recognising, legalising and integrating it as a part of our transport system. This will enhance the first and last-mile connectivity and […]
August 14, 2018

IPTs in an Integrated Urban Transport System

In a populous country like India, integration of Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) with the mass transit systems is essential considering the steep rise in demand and the haphazard growth of the urban transport sector in India. Read more on ‘IPTs […]
August 2, 2018

The Curious Case of the Missing Feeder Systems

With the rapidly changing service industries inculcating innovation and flexibility, a crucial segment that has been sidelined, almost rendered invisible by policy makers has been the feeder services sector. Read more on ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Feeder Systems‘, […]
July 23, 2018

Potholes & traffic make driving in the city a torment

A news story on The New Indian Express, quoting CPPR’s study which pinpointed the uneconomical vehicle speeds caused by the bad condition of roads in the city. Click on the link to read the detailed news story:  Potholes & traffic make driving in the city […]