July 17, 2017

The Right to Walk

With the exponential growth in the number of personal vehicles in Kerala in the last two decades, the pedestrian sidewalks started disappearing from our cities at an alarming rate. Most of the discussions on urban mobility have focussed on motorised […]
July 4, 2017

Workshop Report on “Connecting dots on Public Transport” at Infopark, Kochi

Infopark, the IT hub of Kochi, is a traffic conundrum. The area is outside the ambit of public transport and the companies and their clients are at a loss in managing parking spaces. ‘Connecting Dots on Public Transport’, a report […]
May 10, 2017

Metro service trials begin today; The Hindu, May 10, 2017

STAFF REPORTER | The Hindu | May 10, 2017 KMRL to offer discounts to frequent commuters; smart cards to be launched this month The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is all set to begin service trials using seven trains on […]
May 10, 2017

Act fast on UMTA to finalise bus rapid corridors: experts; The Hindu, May 10, 2017

by John L. Paul | The Hindu | May 10, 2017 Act needs to be promulgated to ready mobility plan Stakeholders in Kochi’s transportation sector have demanded that the State government take steps for speedy promulgation of the Unified Metropolitan […]
March 23, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the Workshop on “Connecting Dots for Public Transportation” at Infopark, Kochi

World Trade Centre, Kochi, and Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), are conducting a workshop on ‘Connecting Dots for Public Transportation’ at Infopark, Kochi, on March 23, 2017, from 2.30 pm at WTC Kochi, Infopark. The workshop will discuss the requirements for effective […]
March 16, 2017

Why Metro projects are on slow track: A look at 5 cities; INFRACIRCLE, March 14, 2017

Bhanvi Arora | March 14, 2017 | INFRACIRCLE The urban development ministry is working on easier financing and faster implementation of Metro projects. The move comes after finance minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Budget speech that a new Metro policy will […]
March 10, 2017

‘Limit car use, rely on public transport’ ; The Hindu, March 10, 2017

Staff Reporter | The Hindu | KOCHI MARCH 10, 2017 Stress laid on improving public spaces Over 300 cars parked on MG Road and pavements at any given time choke traffic, while at least three pay-and-park centres on the corridor operate […]
March 9, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the talk on ‘Advantages of Popularising Public Transport in Developing Economies’

Centre for Urban Studies, a wing of Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), organises a talk on ‘Advantages of Popularising Public Transport in Developing Economies’ by Marion Hoyez (Cooperation Project Manager–Kochi, CODATU) at the CPPR office at 5 pm on […]
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 […]