Centre for Urban Studies

June 5, 2018

Pushing the need to revive public spaces; The Times of India, June 5, 2018

by Deepika Jayaram While rapid urbanisation seems to move at a relentless and inevitable pace, environmentalists have been stressing on the need for a sustainable model of development and even launching movements and agitations towards achieving this goal. Though a […]
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 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 19, 2018

Kerala Tourism – The Role of the Government and Economic Impacts

Executive Summary Kerala tourism has won several national and international recognitions, mainly due to the region’s picturesque beauty and state’s responsible tourism projects. Based on the tourism policy documents of the central and state governments, the Kerala tourism model is […]
December 20, 2017

Public Transport Day Meeting

The first meeting in association with the Public Transport Day campaign was held on December 18, 2017 at the Government Guest House in Kochi. The objective of the meeting was to involve all the stakeholders in an open discussion and […]
October 9, 2017

Metro earns highest revenue on Sundays, public holidays; The Times of India, October 8, 2017

Sudha Nambudiri | TNN | Oct 8, 2017 KOCHI: For Kochi Metro, Sundays and public holidays are the biggest revenue earning days. According to information on passenger ticket collection received through Right to Information Act (RTI), the highest single day collection earned […]
August 11, 2017

Accident hotspots pose a challenge to NMT plans; The Hindu, August 11, 2017

Mishaps take place mostly at intersections of major roads in areas close to city Staff Reporter| Kochi| August 11, 2017 Even as Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) proposes to promote non-motorised transport (NMT) along the metro corridor in a big […]
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 5, 2017

Indo–Australia Strategic Ties on Upswing: Australian Envoy

“India’s global economic outreach, the growth of the Indian Diaspora in Australia and the student exchange programme between India and Australia have influenced Australia’s renewed interest in India,” said Harinder Sidhu, the Australian High Commissioner to India. “Though India and […]
June 25, 2017

Simultaneous elections are a long way off; June 24, 2017, Sunday Guardian Live

By AREEBA FALAK | NEW DELHI | 24 June, 2017 With Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently supporting the idea of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state Assemblies, discussions about the feasibility of the idea are expected to pick up […]
June 12, 2017

Evaluation of the Effects of Tariff Hikes on Indian Aluminium Industry

Study done by Lekshmi R Nair and D Dhanuraj of CPPR, to evaluate the effect of tariff hikes on Indian aluminium industry. Highlights of the study are: High tariffs on imported aluminium products, raw materials and aluminium scrap constrain consumption […]
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 […]
April 29, 2017

Not a rank the state wants: Kerala high on unemployment, we need more entrepreneurs govt says; The News Minute, April 29, 2017

Kerala has the third highest unemployment rate in India. TNM Staff | Saturday, April 29, 2017 Kerala has in many ways been a model state for the rest of India. The southern state has consistently topped literacy levels, and human development […]