Centre for Urban Studies

June 26, 2020

IC4 awaits data from government departments & agencies

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India. He says “The IC4 needs to be modelled in such a way that it should even be able to gather data from public and also […]
June 23, 2020

കോവിഡ് കാലത്ത് പൊതുഗതാഗത മേഖലയിൽ ഷെയർ ഓട്ടോകളുടെ സാധ്യതകൾ

ഇന്ത്യൻ നഗരങ്ങളിലെ ഗതാഗത സംവിധാനത്തിൽ ഇന്റർമീഡിയറ്റ് പബ്ലിക് ട്രാൻസ്പോർട്ട് (ഐപിടി) ഒഴിച്ചുകൂടാനാവാത്ത പങ്ക് വഹിക്കുന്നു. നഗരത്തിലെ പൊതു-സ്വകാര്യ ഗതാഗതം തമ്മിലുള്ള അന്തരം കുറയ്ക്കുന്നതും, ഉപയോക്താക്കൾക്ക് ആദ്യ, അവസാന മൈൽ കണക്റ്റിവിറ്റി ഉറപ്പാക്കുന്നതുമായ മാർഗം എന്ന നിലക്കാണ് ഇതിനെ  പലപ്പോഴും കാണുന്നത്. ഐ‌പി‌ടി മോഡുകളെ പ്രധാനമായും രണ്ടായി തിരിക്കാം: കരാർ കാരേജ് സേവനങ്ങളും,അനൗപചാരിക (ബസ് പോലുള്ളവ) പൊതുഗതാഗത സേവനങ്ങളും. യാത്രക്കാരുടെ ആവശ്യത്തിനും സൗകര്യത്തിനും അനുസരിച്ച് ലഭ്യമാകുന്നവയും, ലക്ഷ്യസ്ഥാനം യാത്രക്കാർക്ക് […]
June 19, 2020

ചൈനയോട് ഇനിയെന്ത്? | ENCOUNTER |24 NEWS

CPPR Senior Fellow Muraleedharan Nair discusses India’s options with China on Encounter in 24 Channel in the light of the recent India China Border Faceoff. This discussion was aired in 24 Channel malayalam news channel on June 16, 2020
June 19, 2020

Reconsider concession: Kochi bus operators

Private bus operators in the city want the government to reconsider the policy of providing tickets at concessional rates to school and college students. Operators are of the view that they suffer huge losses due to the student population that […]
June 19, 2020

Galwan Valley Clash—A CloseLook

The pioneering role played by India in checkmating the designs of China, especially in strategic areas, was a major factor for straining the India-China relations. CPPR, Senior Fellow K V Thomas (Former Assistant Director, Intelligence Bureau) writes in Chandrika Daily […]
June 15, 2020

Rapid increase in COVID spread in India

Dr Rijo M John, Senior fellow at CPPR was part of a discussion on COVID-19 in Manorama News malayalam news channel. This discussion was aired in Manorama News on June 12, 2020
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 10, 2020

“Present trend shows the number of COVID cases will reach 6 lakhs by June end”

Dr Rijo M John, Senior fellow at CPPR was part of a discussion on COVID-19 in Asianet News malayalam news channel. He projects 6,00,000 COVID cases in India by June end. Testing rates must improve to keep pace with cases. This discussion […]
June 10, 2020

Online education ‘first bell’ started / school teacher became online celebrity in Kerala , 39 lakh people have seen their lecture on YouTube

CPPR Chairman Dr Dhanuraj comments in a article published in Dainik Bhaskar on the recently started ‘first bell’ online education. He says ” Online class cannot replace the actual class. The online courses have been accepted in higher education, but it […]
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 8, 2020

Why the One-Sided Evaluation Against WHO Will Undermine Science and Evidence

This article was originally published on The Wire Science on May 25, 2020. Click here to read Nithin Ramakrishnan The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations, Geneva, where the World Health Assembly usually meets. Photo: Tom Page/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA […]
June 4, 2020

‘Chandigarh fifth in Covid-19 deaths per million’

News article published in The Times of India on the COVID projections made by Dr Rijo M John, Senior Fellow at CPPR The city is fifth in the country for Covid-19 deaths per million till June 1, according to calculations […]
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 […]
June 2, 2020

Rethinking Kerala Model of Development

With 59% of the state revenue dependent on just 4 items (petrol, alcohol, lottery and motor vehicles), Kerala is a dismal failure in public resource mobilization. In this article published in Madhyamam weekly, Senior Fellow Dr Jose Sebastian takes a […]
May 29, 2020

Nothing called safe travel in Covid times

CPPR Senior Fellow Dr Rijo M John comments in news article published in The New Indian Express on the concerns of travelling during COVID times. He says “Social distancing is the key to safety while travelling, as the risk is […]