Centre for Urban Studies

August 27, 2019

Why Kochi’s own MG Road losing is business activity? | #CityBeats

City Beats Video Series dissects Urban Issues from CPPR researcher’s perspective. Be it a pothole or a broken flyover, what we see are just symptoms of deeper public policy issues. This time we talk about why Kochi’s own MG Road […]
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 24, 2017

Making a Difference- Kochi Metro Sets the Bar High

The Kochi Metro, Kerala’s first metro service, is the dream, pride and progress of a state and a nation. Kerala has proved that it is equipped for adopting innovative initiatives in tune with changing times. The Kochi Metro enjoys the […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 16, 2017

Why Metro projects are on slow track: A look at 5 cities; INFRACIRCLE, March 14, 2017

Bhanvi Arora | March 14, 2017 | INFRACIRCLE The urban development ministry is working on easier financing and faster implementation of Metro projects. The move comes after finance minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Budget speech that a new Metro policy will […]
March 10, 2017

‘Limit car use, rely on public transport’ ; The Hindu, March 10, 2017

Staff Reporter | The Hindu | KOCHI MARCH 10, 2017 Stress laid on improving public spaces Over 300 cars parked on MG Road and pavements at any given time choke traffic, while at least three pay-and-park centres on the corridor operate […]
November 11, 2016

Has the Edappally Flyover Managed to Ease Traffic in Kochi?; Kochi Post, November 10, 2016

By Vidya Nair| November 10, 2016 | Kochi Post The Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) Project would perhaps be the most ambitious project implemented in Kerala during the previous UDF government’s rule. Among the various projects coming under it, the Edappally flyover […]
November 4, 2016

Will Transit Oriented Development congest our cities?

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has taken up Transit Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives, which are intended to redistribute the density in alignment with the areas that are catered by mass transit projects in the city. This project has the potential […]
August 8, 2016

IIMB suggests Rs.15 as metro minimum fare; The Hindu | August 8th 2016

Staff Reporter| The Hindu | August 8th 2016 Fare-fixation committee to vet the suggestion The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), the consultant appointed to prepare a fare structure for Kochi metro, has suggested Rs.15 as the minimum fare for […]
September 1, 2012

The Kochi Metro-The Commuter’s Perspective

A Metro rail is being mooted as the solution to congestion on the roads as well as pollution in Kochi. However there are doubts arising as to the utility of a metro- especially in Kochi, to be able to solve […]
August 27, 2012

Learning from Delhi Metro for an Improved Metro in Cochin

I was in Delhi for  the last two weeks and for the first time, I purchased a SMART CARD of Delhi metro to make my traveling around Delhi more comfortable. SMART card ensures that one does not have to pitch […]
August 29, 2011

All Documents Related to Kochi Metro shall be in the Public Domain

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), a kochi based research organistion urged Kerala Government and other authorities to publish all the documents including study reports, rationalisation and budget estimates; that lead to the feasibility of such a project in Kochi. […]