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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 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 20, 2018

First Friday of every month will be ‘Public Transport Day’ in Kochi; The New Indian Express, April 20, 2018

   The New Indian Express | April 20, 2018 KOCHI: Starting May 4 this year, the city will observe the first Friday of every month as the ‘Public Transport Day’. The initiative undertaken by the city-based Centre for Public Policy […]
April 20, 2018

Citizens demand better facilities for pedestrians; The Times of India, April 20, 2018

Times News Network | April 20, 2018 KOCHI: The civil society groups in Kochi have urged city authorities and nodal transport agencies like Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) to improve pedestrian road infrastructure and encourage people to migrate to public […]
April 9, 2018

NH widening set for a rocky ride; The Times of India, April 9, 2018

KOCHI: Widening of national highways (NH) has once again hit a roadblock with state and central government agencies passing the buck on who will foot the bill. The latest twist in the tale is Centre’s letter which states that the land value […]
February 15, 2018

Watch Live Streaming of Interactive session on “Future of of Parliamentary Democracy”

Centre for Public Policy Research hosting Shri NK Premachandran MP and The Parliamentary Delegation from CPA UK for a interactive session on “Future of of Parliamentary Democracy”
February 13, 2018

Welcome to Ernakulam,how do you do?; The New Indian Express, February 12, 2018

KOCHI: While Ernakulam district has witnessed the highest number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in Kerala over the years, recent studies by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) unveiled serious discrepancies in the data released by the Kerala Tourism […]
February 13, 2018

Functioning without a classification; The New Indian Express, February 12, 2018

    By Express News Service | The New Indian Express | 11th February 2018 KOCHI: Even though Ernakulam is popular for its attractive homestays, only a few of them have obtained the classification given by the Tourism Department. The study conducted […]
February 8, 2018

Kerala government’s claim on its tourism sector is inflated; The New Indian Express, February 7, 2018

By Rajesh Abraham | Express News Service | 07th February 2018 KOCHI: In a big blow to Kerala’s tourism sector, a new research has found most claims by the state government that the sector constitutes 10 per cent of the state’s […]
February 5, 2018

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR Office Talk: “Abundance Without Attachment: The Formula for a Good Life”

    We invite you to an engaging talk by Dr Arthur C Brooks (President, American Enterprise Institute, Washington DC) on ‘Abundance without Attachment: The Formula for a Good Life’. Sadanand Dhume (Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington DC) will […]
February 3, 2018

A budget with a vision and direction; The Times of India, February 2, 2018

By Dr Martin Patrick| The Times of India | February 2, 2018 The budget has a vision and direction and is a perfect blend of welfare and development. It has tried to identify the crucial problems of Kerala and attempted to intervene. […]
February 2, 2018

Kerala politicians miffed with Budget, say it is unrealistic and favouring corporates; The NEWS Minute, February 2, 2018

Saritha S Balan | The NEWS Minute | Friday, February 02, 2018 The first union budget after the GST rollout has disappointed experts and politicians in the state. While they admit the budget is a calculated one, the general feeling […]
February 2, 2018

From superstars and tigers to red, blue and green; The Times of India, February 2, 2018

Deepa Soman| The Times of India | Feb 2, 2018 Multi-coloured with artistic and often quirky designs on their bodies, with catchy names ranging from that of Gods and Goddesses to pop stars; private buses in Kerala have been style […]
January 29, 2018

Kochiites launched the first edition of public transport day

Kochiites the youth, the elderly, the differently-abled, irrespective of politics or gender launched the first edition of Public Transport Day on Saturday. Kochi Public Transport Day, a year-long movement is driven by city-based think tank Centre for Public Policy Research […]
January 24, 2018

‘Financially Independent Cities Will Be More Welfare Oriented’; BW SMARTCITIES, January 23, 2018

City governance is a complex system. The governance framework at the city level must be in sync with the with the culture, heritage, economy, competitiveness and institutions. That is the reason just constituting special purpose vehicle is not enough for […]
January 23, 2018

Modi govt’s neglect of agriculture and education sectors contributing to rising inequality: expert; National Herald, January 22, 2018

By DHAIRYA MAHESHWARI | National  Herald | January 22nd 2018 “PM Modi’s pet experiment of demonetisation has worsened the already bad economic inequality in India, as 85 per cent of our workforce is in the informal sector,” Dr D Dhanuraj […]
January 22, 2018

Transport Strike Part 2 in South India; The Lede, January 21, 2018

By Rejimon Kuttappan | JANUARY 21, 2018 | The Lede After Tamil Nadu, pensioners of the Kerala transport Corporation are demanding their unpaid pensions and other dues which have been pending for months now Muraleedharan K, a retired mechanic from the […]
January 9, 2018

Public Policy Research moots night shopping; Deccan Chronicle, January 5, 2018

BY Smitha N | Deccan Chronicle | Jan 5, 2018 Kochi: The Kochi-based think-tank, Centre for Public Policy Research,  will submit a proposal to the state government seeking  steps to amend the  laws to promote night shopping, especially in cities like Kochi. […]
January 2, 2018

A New Year gift to city; The Hindu, January 2, 2018

The Hindu| Staff Reporter| Jan 2, 2018 UMTA to facilitate seamless integration of transport modes The Cabinet approval to the Kerala Metropolitan Transport Authority Bill on Monday turned out to be a New Year gift to Kochi as it is […]