Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, in collaboration with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi, organised a half-day workshop in Kochi, Kerala on 13th July 2022 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm. The theme of the workshop was “Creating Policy Pathways with the Fourth Estate: Towards Achieving Sustainable Mobility in Kerala.” The rapid urbanisation in Kerala has come with a set of challenges including high vehicle density, traffic congestion, less optimisation of KSRTC and less efficient last mile connectivity. The workshop was aimed at building the expertise of journalists, who regularly write on issues related to transportation in the state, to analyse various challenges faced by the transport system critically. It encouraged them to look at the larger picture of sustainable mobility, the role of KSRTC, private operators, etc. in the expansion of public transport, the coming of private players in the sector, and how mobility contributed to the socio-economic development and progress of the state. The workshop aimed to provide a new narrative in the mobility discourse in India through informed media.

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