Centre for Urban Studies

January 8, 2020

Kochi Metro to observe Public Transport day on every Friday

With the aims to promote uses of public transport and curb vehicular pollution in the city, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has planned to observe Public Transport Day on every Friday of the week starting from January 3, 2020. […]
January 6, 2020

Where to park? Ask Kochiites

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comment in a article published in The New Indian Express on the parking woes in the city. He comments ” The ideal solution would be to deploy hop-on and hop-off services like autorickshaws and mini-vans […]
December 30, 2019

Interstate Bus Service: Opportunities and Challenges

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a study to identify the issues and challenges in interstate bus services, which hinder economic freedom and ease of doing business in the public transport sector. The study will culminate in a conference, which […]
December 30, 2019

Preparation of a Mobility Improvement Plan along North-South Railway Station corridor in Kochi

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is the local consultant for the project Preparation of a Mobility Improvement Plan along North-South Railway Station corridor in Kochi, in collaboration with Suez Consulting. The project aims at improving the connectivity between Ernakulam […]
December 23, 2019

The Planned Chaos of Erode City

B Chandrasekaran Unsound Cities Out of 100 big cities in India, 10 cities are in the State of Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirupur, Erode, Thirunalveli, Vellore and Thoothukkudi) in terms of population size with four lakhs and […]
December 16, 2019

City roads should be transformed into public spaces

The miserable condition of the city roads can be solved to an extent with improved construction methods and better coordination between the agencies concerned. But roads are not just for vehicles to travel. They should also cater to the needs of […]
December 4, 2019

Needed: Route numbers for buses

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments, “the numbering system can be introduced only after route rationalisation. The latter includes identifying existing routes, new roads and the public transport traversing through new routes.” in a article published in the New Indian […]
November 21, 2019

City roads demand more than just carriageway

The miserable condition of the city roads can be solved to an extent with improved construction technology and better coordination of responsible agencies. But it does not end here. Roads are not just a medium for vehicles to travel but […]
November 19, 2019

Is Kochi Corporation solely accountable for waterlogging in the city?

Recently, the Kerala High court pulled up the Kochi Municipal Corporation for being ‘inactive’ and held it responsible for the waterlogging that happened in the city. Is the Municipal Corporation solely accountable for it? The article looks into it and […]
November 18, 2019

Make the bus day count

Kochi Public Transport Day a initiative by CPPR to promote use of promote the use of public transport system featured in a news article published in the Hindu on relevance and need of Bus Day Usually, Bus Day in Chennai […]
November 14, 2019

MG Road in Kochi awaits redemption

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the present condition of MG road. KOCHI: Once a shopper’s paradise with an array of shops and restaurants, MG Road was a primary […]
November 13, 2019

Is Kochi Municipal Corporation accountable for massive waterlogging in the city? | #CityBeats

Recently the Kerala High court blamed the Kochi Municipal Corporation for being “inactive” and held them responsible for the water logging happening in the city. But should the Municipal Corporation be solely accountable for it? In this video our team […]
November 11, 2019

Silver Line economically feasible, says KRDCL MD

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article written in the Hindu on the proposed semi-high-speed rail corridor project (named Silver Line) The Kerala Rail Development Corporation (KRDCL) is confident that the ₹66,405-crore Thiruvananthapuram-Kasaragod semi-high-speed rail corridor project (named […]
November 5, 2019

IS KOCHI REALLY A MUST-VISIT CITY?

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Times of India Kochi recently figured among the top 10 cities for tourists to visit in 2020, in a ranking published by an international travel magazine. It […]
October 30, 2019

How Can Congestion Pricing Solve Traffic Woes?

The term ‘congestion pricing’ is used to describe a distance, area or cordon-based road user charging policy around congested areas to reduce the use of private vehicles and increase the use of public transportation. Congestion pricing is also known as […]