Centre for Urban Studies

January 28, 2015

Intermediate Para-Transit (IPT) systems: A case of private players in a sector of government monopoly

Abstract Transport sector in India has immense growth opportunities and is posed to grow enormously in the future. However, public transport sector has been waning thanks to government monopoly. Private sector involvement has been very limited. Bucking this trend has […]
December 30, 2014

E-Rickshaw in India

  E-Rickshaws are the latest entry in the Indian road and transport system. A flexible, non-polluting and affordable system, they have been playing a significant role in solving the last mile connectivity issue.  Due to the absence of rules and […]
December 30, 2014

Intermediate Para Transit (IPT) Sector in India

Intermediate Para Transit (IPT) is a system to facilitate flexible passenger transportation that does not necessarily follow fixed routes and schedules under the public domain. They provide two types of services: one involving trips along a more or less defined […]
December 22, 2014

Autonomics- The Economics behind Autorickshaw, The Hindu

AUTONOMICS Based on a series in The Hindu Newspaper dated November 15, 2014 AJAI SREEVATSAN PTI Chennai’s auto woes may not be a simple pricing problem, but a system problem. What is the economics behind the autorickshaw trade in Chennai? […]
December 17, 2014

Taxi rape — Blame governments, not Uber, The NewYork Post, 14th December

Taxi rape — Blame governments, not Uber By Nicole Gelinas December 14, 2014 | 10:17pm Last year, British supermarkets had to limit parents’ baby-formula purchases — because Chinese visitors were buying up all the Western product to take home. The Chinese tourists trusted global […]
December 17, 2014

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal, The New Indian Express, 10th Dec

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal By Krishnachand K, Nidheesh M K and Anilkumar T Published: 10th December 2014 KOCHI: There is one barrier which is stopping Kochi from introducing share auto system and that is an amendment of […]
September 15, 2014

Road transport and safety bill is what Kochi requires, Times of India, September 15

  Times of India, 15th September KOCHI: Proposals in the draft Road Transport and Safety Bill are just what the doctor ordered and Kochi urgently needs to implement, according to transport experts in the city. Over the years, public pressure […]
September 4, 2014

Congestion in Kochi’s roads eat up Rs 4 Million, Deshabhimani, September 4th

News writeup on Kochi Roads with  inputs from CPPR. Deshabhimani, September 4th, 2014  
April 14, 2014

Lecture by Ms. Susan Zielinski on ‘Urban Mobility – Challenges, Practices and Innovations’

February 14, 2014

The Auto Rickshaw strike in Kochi – the policy imbroglio

The recent strike by the Auto Rickshaw drivers in Kochi City exposes the fundamental flaws in the Governance structure and policy note. Kochi is one of the emerging metro cities in South India having a total population of 1.8 million […]
November 21, 2013

Data Compilation on Urban Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) of Different States in India

This paper is purely a data compilation of Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) among various cities in India. It describes and compares UMTA of five different Indian cities including Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Pune and Jaipur. UMTA acts as an umbrella body that already […]
November 21, 2013

Report on Nationalization of Inland Water Navigation

This paper deals with the Nationalization of Inland Water Transportation in Kerala. It takes a look into the major policy issues which have hampered the involvement of the private investors to participate in this sector. In Kerala however, the major […]
October 25, 2013

New set of don’ts too might fail motorists in Kochi, The Hindu, October 24th, 2013

The latest move to set additional restrictions for digging up freshly laid roads is unlikely to improve the condition of roads in the district if the effectiveness of prevailing mechanisms is anything to go by. The decision to set new […]
October 18, 2013

Policy Brief on National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP)

 Policy Brief on National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) prepared by CPPR for the Mayor of Cochin, Kerala, India Forming city specific Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with stakeholders. Guidelines and structure to be clearly laid out for the State Government and […]
September 19, 2013

Broken road drained fuel tanks, burnt hole in pockets, says study, The Hindu

Broken road drained fuel tanks, burnt hole in pockets, says study, The Hindu, September 15th, 2013   The approximate loss incurred by thousands of motorists and commuters who used an ill-maintained road has been quantified by a city-based NGO. Through […]