Centre for Urban Studies

June 16, 2020

“COVID 19 & Urbanisation: Reimagining Our Urban Development Goals”

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) hosted a live webinar on “COVID-19 & Urbanisation: Reimagining Our Urban Development Goals” on June 9, 2020. Mr Raj Cherubal, CEO-Chennai Smart City Limited, was the guest speaker […]
June 15, 2020

Private Bus Operations in Kerala: Challenges and Way Ahead

Even after the lifting of lockdown restrictions, private bus operations are reeling under the pressure of reduced occupancy, high taxes and rising fuel charges. With revenue from the fleet dwindling, the bus operators are struggling to even meet crew salaries. […]
June 15, 2020

Automobile sector gathers speed, new registrations show upward trend in Kerala

CPPR, Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments the boom in vehicle sales could hit the public transportation culture in the state in a news article published in The New Indian Express. Perhaps, it is the desire to own a new set […]
June 11, 2020

COVID 19 & Urbanisation: Reimagining Our Urban Development Goals

CPPR- Centre for Urban Studies, Senior Research Associate Praseeda Mukundan talks to Raj Cherubal, CEO Chennai Smart City Limited in a webinar hosted by CPPR-CVV on “COVID 19 & Urbanisation: Reimagining Our Urban Development Goals” on June 9, 2020. Raj […]
June 9, 2020

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June 8, 2020

Kochiites continue to choke drains with waste, fatbergs

CPPR chairman Dr D Dhnauraj comments in a article published in The Times of India on the drainage issue of Kochi corporation. He says “we need to take all stakeholders into confidence and build a mechanism to address the issue,” […]
June 3, 2020

സൈക്കിൾ:പരിസ്ഥിതിക്കും മനുഷ്യനും

The first casualty of COVID-19 is the public transport sector. As social distancing norms are here to stay, private vehicles have come to rule the roads. Today as we celebrate the World Bicycle Day, Dr D Dhanuraj and Praseeda Mukundan […]
May 21, 2020

Transfer powers of DMs to mayors to solve urban issues

One of the conditions laid down by the Centre for the state governments to increase their borrowing limit is to ‘bring in reforms to streamline the revenue of urban local bodies (ULBs)’. Though this has been in the discussion since […]
May 18, 2020

What the Kerala government can do to revive inter-state bus service sector

Aiswarya Krishnan For many people, bus travel is the go-to option for last minute inter-state travel. But with the spread of coronavirus resulting in the national lockdown, the inter-state bus service sector is caught between a rock and hard place. […]
May 18, 2020

Preference for private vehicles may put pressure on Kochi traffic

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the increase in usage of private vehicles once the lockdown is over. He says “Public transport will be rarely used after lockdown. Since […]
May 15, 2020

Is “Silver Line” a Pipe Dream or Silver Lining for Kerala?

Praseeda Mukundan and Aiswarya Krishnan One of the most ambitious projects of the State of Kerala, the Thiruvananthapuram-Kasargod Semi High Speed Rail, also known as the Silver Line project, is likely to be considered and approved by the Cabinet in […]
May 12, 2020

Solid Waste Management in Kochi: No Solution to the Age-old Problem?

Lt Col Anil Raj On March 7, 2020, The Hindu newspaper reported that the State Government had issued an order entrusting the Local Self Government Department with the responsibility of handling the legacy waste at Brahmapuram because it felt that […]
May 11, 2020

Kochi – Kozhikode in One and a half hours: Is Kerala ready for semi-high speed rail project?

One of the most ambitious projects in Kerala, the Thiruvananthapuram – Kasaragod Semi High Speed Rail is likely to be considered and approved by the cabinet in the coming days. In this context, Praseeda Mukundan, Senior Research Associate and Aiswarya […]
April 18, 2020

Monsoon woes likely for Kochi as flood mitigation measures remain incomplete

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The News Minute related to Operation Breakthrough, a project to tackle Kochi’s urban flooding. He says Kochi’s urbanisation and unscientific construction, including the drainage system, is the basic reason […]
April 17, 2020

It’s time to reboot Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express. The pandemic-induced lockdown has proved to be a boon for nature with clearer skies, lower levels of air pollution and animals with a free rein. […]
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