Centre for Urban Studies

January 14, 2021

Demand rife for phase-II development at Vyttila

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments, “Urban planners and civic bodies must step in to lessen the ensuing congestion by augmenting modes of public transport like state-of-the-art buses, so that commuters have alternatives to private vehicles” in a news article […]
January 8, 2021

Update laws to keep India’s health system future-ready

As the economy and healthcare systems try to emerge from the crisis, there is a need to reconsider how to build a system that is ready and responsive in order to prevent and protect the public from emerging threats Nissy […]
January 1, 2021

Transform, disband or bring ‘idle’ GCDA under Kochi corp: Experts

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Times of India, Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) should be either shut down or should be brought under the Kochi municipal corporation. Calls for efficient utilization of […]
December 5, 2020

Is Metro the solution to the public transport issues of Kochi city?

An in-depth analysis of the financial situation of Kochi Metro is called for, where on one side huge losses have accrued while on the other extensions are being planned. Amidst the pandemic, phase 1 of Kochi Metro became fully operational […]
November 26, 2020

Govt may ask KMRL to revise Vyttila Hub DPR for phase 2 after LSG polls

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in article published in The New Indian Express. He comments “I think the word privatisation will lead to certain misunderstandings among the people. For the development of the hub, the governing council will have […]
November 23, 2020

Kochi turning into retirement destination for elderly citizens

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India, on the many elderly citizens returning to the city for a retirement life. He comments “government and business community should work together to address the […]
November 23, 2020

An out of work state

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj and Senior Fellow (Finance) comments in a article published in The New Indian Express The Periodic Labour Force Survey recently released by the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (excluding North Eastern states barring […]
November 17, 2020

Production Linked Scheme | The objectives and objections

Nissy Solomon and Dr D Dhanuraj Ahead of the festival season, the Union Finance Minister announced the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme worth Rs 1.45 lakh-crore to 10 key sectors with the objective to attract investments, drive domestic manufacturing, create […]
November 13, 2020

Kochi’s auto drivers’ body wins national award for innovation in urban transport during COVID-19

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news report published in The New Indian Express. He says “”As part of ensuring last-mile connectivity for major transport segments, a clear-cut policy should be formulated by KMTA. Otherwise, such initiatives could […]
November 13, 2020

Ticket to Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Indian Express. He says “Mobilising resources and encouraging citizens to opt for public transportation channels depends on various factors, including the presence of stakeholders and supporting institutions.” […]
November 9, 2020

മുതൽ മുടക്കാൻ വെറും 5 ലക്ഷത്തിൽ താഴെ മതി, വരൂ നാനോ സംരംഭം തുടങ്ങാം

മഹാമാരി സൃഷ്ടിച്ച പ്രതിസന്ധി അവസരമാക്കി മുന്നോട്ടു പോകുകയാണ് വേണ്ടത്. വരും നാളുകൾ കൂടുതൽ കഠിനമാകാനാണ് സാധ്യത. തൊഴിൽ നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടവരും വരുമാനം കുറഞ്ഞവരും പുതിയ മേച്ചിൽ പുറങ്ങൾ അന്വേഷിക്കേണ്ടിവരും. എന്നാലും പുതിയ തൊഴിൽ അനാകർഷകമായ ശമ്പളമായിരിക്കും നൽകുക. ജീവിതത്തിന്റെ രണ്ടറ്റവും കൂട്ടിമുട്ടിക്കാൻ പാടുപെടേണ്ടി വരുമെന്നർത്ഥം. ഈ സാഹചര്യത്തിൽ ‘സ്വയം തൊഴിൽ’ (Self employment) നൽകുന്ന അനന്ത സാദ്ധ്യതകൾ […]
October 15, 2020

Handbook on disaster management to be launched

US Consulate General, Chennai, in association with the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, will host the online launch of ‘Community Resilience Handbook for Disaster Preparedness and Management’ at 11am on Thursday. Anne Lee Seshadri, Public Affairs Officer at the […]
October 1, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases May Be 10 Times Higher Than Official Figure

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhnauraj comments in a news report published in the News Week on the Corona Virus cases in India. He comments “the newly introduced Feluda [COVID-19] test, which is cheaper and more accurate, could play a major […]
September 30, 2020

Travel Safety First Priority

This news report is on the COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by CPPR published in the Kerala Kaumudi on September 27, 2020.
September 29, 2020

Survey foresees low patronage for public transport in future

There will be a drastic reduction in demand for travel, triggered by changes like reduced job opportunities and work-from-home practices during the COVID times, finds a “Survey on the effects of COVID 19 on transportation: What the experts say”, conducted […]