Centre for Urban Studies

August 31, 2018

An Assessment of the Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) Sector in India

The improvements in infrastructure coupled with the growth in population has created tremendous demand for transportation services. The city buses and other mass transit systems often fall short in meeting this demand, resulting in people relying on alternative modes like […]
August 29, 2018

Paving the way for the para-transit sector

There is a growing need to pave way for the Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) sector in India, starting with recognising, legalising and integrating it as a part of our transport system. This will enhance the first and last-mile connectivity and […]
August 14, 2018

IPTs in an Integrated Urban Transport System

In a populous country like India, integration of Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) with the mass transit systems is essential considering the steep rise in demand and the haphazard growth of the urban transport sector in India. Read more on ‘IPTs […]
August 2, 2018

The Curious Case of the Missing Feeder Systems

With the rapidly changing service industries inculcating innovation and flexibility, a crucial segment that has been sidelined, almost rendered invisible by policy makers has been the feeder services sector. Read more on ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Feeder Systems‘, […]
July 23, 2018

Potholes & traffic make driving in the city a torment

A news story on The New Indian Express, quoting CPPR’s study which pinpointed the uneconomical vehicle speeds caused by the bad condition of roads in the city. Click on the link to read the detailed news story:  Potholes & traffic make driving in the city […]
July 19, 2018

The Introduction of Autonomous Vehicles in India

“When a revolutionary technology such as autonomous vehicles is expected to come into the Indian market, policymakers must be smart enough to make regulations that ensure their smooth passage”, writes  Vishal Vinod, intern at Centre for Public Policy Research in his […]
July 18, 2018

Placemaking gives meaning to the space

“The concept of placemaking is growing around the world as public spaces gain more recognition. Placemaking focuses on providing meaningful places to people where they feel comfortable and at ease. When the community involves itself in organising various events, the […]
July 4, 2018

ANALYSIS OF CONNECTIVITY FROM KAKKANAD BOAT TERMINAL

The Vyttila- Kakkanad ferry service is a relief from the traffic congestion on the roads for the public commuters between Vyttila and Kakkanad mainly consisting of Infopark employees, staff and students of Rajagiri educational institute and commuters to the civil station […]
June 5, 2018

Pushing the need to revive public spaces; The Times of India, June 5, 2018

by Deepika Jayaram While rapid urbanisation seems to move at a relentless and inevitable pace, environmentalists have been stressing on the need for a sustainable model of development and even launching movements and agitations towards achieving this goal. Though a […]
May 14, 2018

Qualitative improvement sought in public transport; The Hindu, May 14, 2018

By John L. Paul | The Hindu | May 14, 2018 Transportation experts lay stress on comfort, safety, and crew behaviour Qualitative improvement in comfort and safety levels must go hand in hand with awareness programmes to popularise bus services […]
May 14, 2018

Less Regulations for a Better Commute- A Case Study on Taxi Aggregators in Kerala

 Click here to read the study: Less Regulations for a Better Commute- A Case Study on Taxi Aggregators in Kerala EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Taxi businesses faced a major threat from online taxi aggregator companies in the recent past. Though different state governments […]
May 10, 2018

Smart-moving Kochi: Enabling Intelligent Transportation Systems

Cities are powerhouses of growth, markets, innovation, and humanity. Cities are also complex organisms that evolve, thrive or perish with the collective actions of their occupants. An anthropological answer to human beings’ quest to build and live together, the way […]
May 8, 2018

Metro launches revamped cycle sharing project

The Hindu | Staff Reporter | May 8, 2018 50 cycles at 8 stations; free biking up to 100 hours a month It may have misfired in the first attempt, but that hasn’t stopped Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) from […]
May 5, 2018

More votaries now for public transport

Collector travels by metro, bus to office on Public Transport Day The rising public support for the monthly Public Transport Day in Kochi saw a host of senior government functionaries commute by public transport and bicycles to work and back on Friday. […]
April 25, 2018

Mobility and Mode Distribution in Kochi

Kochi agglomeration is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in southern India.With most of its commercial establishments and government offices located in a 94.88 sq. km area1 , a robust public transport framework is the key for a sustainable […]