Centre for Urban Studies

February 28, 2017

Pedestrians must be given the shortest possible direct route, says study; The Times of India, February 26, 2017

Sudha Nambudiri | TNN | Feb 26, 2017, 06.26 AM IST KOCHI: The city should have sky-walks in heavy traffic points, where there are Metro stations in the Cochin business district (CBD), suggests an NATPAC study on Pedestrian Friendly Urban […]
February 17, 2017

The Impact of Budget 2017–18 on Infrastructure

Infrastructure development is considered a key benchmark for gauging the growth trajectory of a country. The allocation for infrastructure in the Union Budget 2017–18 was analysed with renewed interest for two reasons – the merger of the railway budget with […]
February 7, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the Analysis of Union Budget 2017-18

Team CPPR analyses how Union Budget 2017-18 would affect the country’s infrastructure, political economy, agriculture, public finance and defence. Come join us on February 7, 2017; 5:00 pm at CPPR office in Kochi, to be part of the discussion.   […]
February 4, 2017

Uberisation of Parking

  Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has proposed to bring proof of parking in India, wherein people can buy cars only if they show proof of parking space. Madhu S, Director (Research & Projects), CPPR, analyses why the Government needs […]
January 19, 2017

Pedestrians are least priority, vehicles rule the roost: A walk through Kochi’s MG Road; The NEWS Minute | January 18, 2017

Cracked slabs, gaping holes, speeding vehicles make footpaths a nightmare to tread. Haritha John| Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | The NEWS Minute   The MG Road in Kochi has always been one of the busiest stretches in town. Tarred over […]
December 28, 2016

Land Value Capture for Infrastructure Financing

Urban Local Bodies in India are incompetent in financing large urban infrastructure projects in their cities. It is high time India adopted innovative  infrastructure financing strategies. This blog piece by Abhishek Das (Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Urban Studies) proposes the […]
December 10, 2016

Concern over decline in number of inter-district buses; The Hindu, December 9, 2016

John L Paul | December 9,2016 | The Hindu Study calls for focus on providing commuters with a choice between KSRTC and private buses, with stress on comfort, speed and safety KOCHI: The shortfall in inter-district buses following new permit […]
November 23, 2016

Challenges to the Role of Private Participation in Public Transportation: A Case of Kerala’s Private Buses

The State of Kerala in 2012 through a notification stopped issuing new permits to inter-district buses in Kerala while exempting state run Kerala State Transport Corporation. This was the beginning of the government’s action against private operators as it eventually […]
November 21, 2016

Deciphering the Challenges in Housing for Urban Poor

This paper studies the existing scenario of urban housing and examines the challenges in housing the urban poor in India. It includes a review of housing policies that exist today and learning from interactions with different stakeholders involved in the […]
November 11, 2016

Has the Edappally Flyover Managed to Ease Traffic in Kochi?; Kochi Post, November 10, 2016

By Vidya Nair| November 10, 2016 | Kochi Post The Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) Project would perhaps be the most ambitious project implemented in Kerala during the previous UDF government’s rule. Among the various projects coming under it, the Edappally flyover […]
November 4, 2016

Will Transit Oriented Development congest our cities?

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has taken up Transit Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives, which are intended to redistribute the density in alignment with the areas that are catered by mass transit projects in the city. This project has the potential […]
October 25, 2016
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KSRTC Doldrums: Is there a Way Out?

The debt-ridden Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) repeatedly finding a space in the regional media is no longer a surprise for the people of Kerala. The day-to-day functioning of this public sector undertaking is limping due to inefficiency, inferior […]
September 5, 2016

Delhi Lost Over INR 9 Cr Because Of Waterlogged Roads And Crawling Traffic In The Past Two Days; IndiaTimes, September 1 2016

Shreya Kalra | September 1, 2016 | Indiatimes Rain is a much romanticised idea in poems and films – a poet writes about his/her longing for thunderous showers and directors shoot scenes of lovers embracing under pouring water. Unfortunately the reality of […]
August 23, 2016

The fakeness (stupidity?) of the Vyttila junction traffic arrangement

Vyttila Junction, the busiest in Kerala has been experiencing severe traffic congestion for the last few days. D Dhanuraj comments in his blog post the lack of data and planning from the decision makers side while going for ad-hoc arrangements […]
August 11, 2016

The Paradise Road

Ananthitha. A, Environmental Engineer at Ultra-Tech Environmental Consultancy and Laboratory, shares her experience traveling on the roads in Kochi. She questions the authorities for their disdain to save themselves from the public outrage. Click the link to read about it […]
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