Centre for Urban Studies

August 20, 2019

Bus Day 2.0 will start in November

News article published in The New Indian Express related to ‘Kochi Public Transport Day’, a year-long campaign initiated by the Centre for Public Policy Research in January 2018. As part of this campaign third Wednesday of every month would be […]
July 31, 2019

Are PPPs the road ahead for Indian Railways?

The technological advancements made in the rail sector give a positive message but demand huge capital investment, which will require private participation. Indian Railways is one of the largest rail networks in the world carrying over 23 million passengers and […]
July 5, 2019

For the infrastructure sector, it reads more like a vision statement

The Budget did give out a positive statement. It lacks a clear road map as to how to achieve certain targets proposed. Infrastructure is one of the major focus areas of the Union government in the Budget presented by Finance […]
June 27, 2019

Immediate challenges for Modi 2.0 in infrastructure sector

The market expects that the Union Budget will revive the tax-free infrastructure bonds schemes. Given the status of the economy, it is important that the financing options other than from the government should be encouraged. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s election […]
May 2, 2019

Feeder System: Solutions for a Choking City

In Indian Cities, we see an enthusiastic switch towards shared mobility by both providers and commuters. However the law seems unable to keep up with this trend. Is there a need to expand our understanding of public transport systems? This […]
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 […]