Centre for Urban Studies

July 29, 2015

Vyttila Mobility Hub is much more than a bus stand, Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015

D. Dhanuraj, chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), writes about the Vytilla Mobility Hub, How it is much more than a bus stand, in Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015     The Vytilla Mobility hub should be treated as […]
July 9, 2014

CPPR – Through Ten Years

It was struggle and composure, simultaneously evading each and every moment and during all these years ,that took CPPR to what it is now. As an organization, as a platform for engaging the youth, as a promoter of critically significant […]
October 18, 2013

Policy Brief on National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP)

 Policy Brief on National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) prepared by CPPR for the Mayor of Cochin, Kerala, India Forming city specific Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with stakeholders. Guidelines and structure to be clearly laid out for the State Government and […]
September 12, 2013

Time to Step Up, I Lead India, Times of India

    Times of India, I Lead India, September 11th, 2013  
August 30, 2013

Public transport system calls for a new roadmap, The Hindu

Public transport system calls for a new roadmap, The Hindu, 28th August 2013   As the district gears up to observe yet another edition of Bus Day on Thursday, debate is on as to how far these ritualistic observations go […]
July 16, 2013

Transport still a problem for IT hub, Times of India

  Times of India, 16th July 2013 KOCHI: Despite the efforts of various agencies, alternative transport initiatives like carpooling and Bus Day have failed due to certain shortcomings and coordination issues. Both ideas were promoted to encourage public transport and […]
May 20, 2013

Civic body to entrust CPPR to study introduction of share auto’s

Civic body to conduct study on share autos  TIMES NEWS NETWORK, 17/05/2013  Kochi: Kochi corporation has decided to conduct a preliminary study on the possibilities of introducing share autos in the city. The study will focus on routes,auto fare and […]
May 9, 2013

Study on State Transport Corporation of Kerala (KSRTC)

The Study on State Transport Corporation of Kerala (KSRTC) is aimed at providing more clarity and thought on the functioning on State Transport Corporations. The current study will look through aspects related to the economical status and financial viability of KSRTC, the […]
April 24, 2013

Popularising pool Taxis, The Hindu

Report on Share Auto/Share Taxi in The Hindu, 24th April, 2013 http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/panel-elicits-publics-views-on-introducing-share-taxis-in-city/article4648023.ece Four-wheeler share taxis will slowly replace noisy and polluting autorickshaws that offer a bumpy ride, if all goes well with the proposal to introduce share taxis in the […]
April 1, 2013

Patrons desert KSRTC’s ladies’ only service in Kochi, The Hindu

  The Hindu 01 Apr 2013 Even as the Union government thinks over introducing a bus services exclusively for women in major cities, a sole ladies’ only service being operated by the KSRTC has become a liability to it. The […]
March 14, 2013

Future of State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in Kerala

by D.Dhanuraj Kerala State Road Transport Corporation in the news again! This time, many believe that KSRTC will be grounded like Kingfisher airlines. Media reports that it incurs a loss of 8 lakhs rupees every day. The reason they cite […]
October 11, 2012

Mobility Hub Feasibility study report

  Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) developed the feasibility report of this Mobility hub at the behest of the Confederation of Indian industry (CII) and Ernakulam District Administration. CPPR provided inputs that were futuristic and technology driven, ensuring the […]
June 6, 2011

More Freebies and Offers on Bus Day

The next Kochi Bus Day will be observed on July 20, 2011, at Vytilla Bus Bay between 8 am and 11 am. Kochi residents are requested to leave their private vehicles and travel by bus to save the city from […]
May 31, 2011

BUS DAY SPECIAL: Report on Petrol Price Hike and its Impact in Kochi

Study reveals 17% reduction in petrol sales A rise in petrol prices is not a new phenomenon for Kerala. After its deregulation in June 2010, petrol price was hiked eight times. Research states that in April 1989, petrol cost Rs […]
May 22, 2011

Kochi Bus Day on May 31

Kochi is set to celebrate yet another Bus Day! The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), with the support of the Indian Chamber of Commerce, telecom partner Uninor, and media partner Red FM is observing May 31 as ‘Bus Day’. […]