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October 17, 2019

Smart Cities Mission Requires Smart People: Dr M Ramachandran

Transcript of the Keynote address delivered by Dr M Ramachandran, former Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, at the “Smart Cities Workshop: Sustainable Urban Development” held in Kochi on September 20, 2019.The workshop was organised by South […]
September 19, 2019

Palarivattom flyover reconstruction: Traffic, environmental concerns ahead for Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in an article published in The News Minute on the reconstruction of the Palarivattom flyover. What does the reconstruction of the flyover mean for the motorists of Kochi who are already suffering because of […]
September 6, 2019

Kochi metro Thykoodam Stretch: Will this be a game changer for commuters? | #CityBeats

New stretch of Kochi metro to Thykoodam was inaugurated recently. Can it increase the ridership of Kochi Metro? Will this be a game changer for the commuters of Kochi? Also will this take us closer to the dream of an […]
August 20, 2019

Bus Day 2.0 will start in November

News article published in The New Indian Express related to ‘Kochi Public Transport Day’, a year-long campaign initiated by the Centre for Public Policy Research in January 2018. As part of this campaign third Wednesday of every month would be […]
July 31, 2019

Finding a way out of Kochi’s traffic tangle

In this news report published in The Hindu on the traffic issues in the city, CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments “The proposed command and control centre for traffic management remains in the discussion stage while confusion prevails over whether […]
April 25, 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Kochi’s overwhelming response shows the way for other cities

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR comments in a news story publish in The New Indian Express on the high number of voting in the city KOCHI: Kochi showed the way for other big cities in south India with a huge voter […]
April 2, 2019

Desalination plants, a plan far from reality

*The news story published in The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on how desalination plants are capital intensive and we will have to mobilize huge funds for setting up such plants. KOCHI: At a time […]
February 11, 2019

Roadblock hits Kerala Metro expansion

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, where CPPR’s Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj points out the concerns regarding the KMTA bill. Lack of clarity in the role of the authority is the biggest roadblock, experts point out. “Though […]
January 15, 2019

Public Transport Day observed in Kochi

(Photo Courtesy: The New Indian Express) KOCHI: Public Transport Day (KPTD), an initiative by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) to promote the usage of the public transport system, was observed at St Teresa’s College on Monday. KPTD is observed monthly […]
January 12, 2019

Kochi Public Transport Day on Monday

*The January edition of the Kochi Public Transport Day (KPTD) will be held at St Teresa’s College on Monday. (Photo Courtesy – The New Indian Express) KOCHI: The January edition of the Kochi Public Transport Day (KPTD) will be held […]
November 30, 2018

‘Move may hit last-mile connectivity’

*The news story published on The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on Motor Vehicles Department’s decision to stop issuing new permits for diesel and petrol autorickshaws and promote CNG-powered vehicles. KOCHI: The decision to stop […]
November 8, 2018

PROPOSAL FOR A WALKWAY AT KAKKANAD BOAT TERMINAL

Like any other rapidly growing Indian city, improving connectivity is a major challenge faced by Kochi. Even though the city has the potential to develop an integrated transport system comprising of different transit modes, the ground situation is that in […]
November 7, 2018

When will Kochi act?

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s suggestions to stop frequent bus accidents in Kochi. KOCHI: Going by the two mishaps that occurred on Tuesday, it is clear that such tales of […]
October 16, 2018

Roping in danger! Cops ignore DGP’s directive

*The news story published on The Hindu, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on the lack of scientific practices in regulating traffic. Last week, Jerin, a mechanical engineer from Kaloor, was taking a diversion at Banerji Road near Janatha […]
July 23, 2018

Potholes & traffic make driving in the city a torment

A news story on The New Indian Express, quoting CPPR’s study which pinpointed the uneconomical vehicle speeds caused by the bad condition of roads in the city. Click on the link to read the detailed news story:  Potholes & traffic make driving in the city […]