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May 18, 2020

What the Kerala government can do to revive inter-state bus service sector

Aiswarya Krishnan For many people, bus travel is the go-to option for last minute inter-state travel. But with the spread of coronavirus resulting in the national lockdown, the inter-state bus service sector is caught between a rock and hard place. […]
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 […]
September 29, 2018

Spearheading the discussion on nationalisation of bus routes

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) conducted a discussion on ‘Nationalisation of bus routes’ headed by Mr. Antony B J (former Ernakulam Regional Transport Officer (RTO) and Advisor to Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) on September 18, 2018, at […]
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 […]
December 10, 2016

Concern over decline in number of inter-district buses; The Hindu, December 9, 2016

John L Paul | December 9,2016 | The Hindu Study calls for focus on providing commuters with a choice between KSRTC and private buses, with stress on comfort, speed and safety KOCHI: The shortfall in inter-district buses following new permit […]
November 23, 2016

Challenges to the Role of Private Participation in Public Transportation: A Case of Kerala’s Private Buses

The State of Kerala in 2012 through a notification stopped issuing new permits to inter-district buses in Kerala while exempting state run Kerala State Transport Corporation. This was the beginning of the government’s action against private operators as it eventually […]
October 25, 2016
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KSRTC Doldrums: Is there a Way Out?

The debt-ridden Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) repeatedly finding a space in the regional media is no longer a surprise for the people of Kerala. The day-to-day functioning of this public sector undertaking is limping due to inefficiency, inferior […]
July 7, 2016

Bleeding PSUs: Why It’s Time To Retire Kerala’s White Elephants

   “It would be better if we paint the elephants white” commented veteran leader M V Raghavan on the state emblem during an assembly discussion in 1987. His remarks were on the basis of the report submitted by the Comptroller […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
October 27, 2011

Mobility Hub Society – what is the future

Debate continues on what is the role of Mobility hub society and KSRTC in deciding the transport routes and operations in Cochin city.  Mobility Hub is an international concept envisaged and customised for Cochin in 2009 as a solution to […]

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