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 […]
June 15, 2015

Uncertainty clouds phase II of Vyttila mobility hub’s expansion plans, The Hindu; June 15th

Uncertainty clouds phase II of Vyttila mobility hub’s expansion plans Mode of financing yet to be finalised The Hindu, June 15th, 2015 Uncertainty over the mode of financing the second phase development works of Vyttila mobility hub persists, even as […]
January 28, 2015

Intermediate Para-Transit (IPT) systems: A case of private players in a sector of government monopoly

Abstract Transport sector in India has immense growth opportunities and is posed to grow enormously in the future. However, public transport sector has been waning thanks to government monopoly. Private sector involvement has been very limited. Bucking this trend has […]
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 […]
April 1, 2014

CPPR 6th Quarterly lecture delivered by Dr. Sandeep Shastri, Prominent Political Scientist

  Centre for Public Policy Research hosted its 6th Quarterly lecture on 29th March. Dr. Sandeep Shastri, prominent political scientist and Pro Vice Chancellor Jain University delivered the lecture on the Topic “Emerging Electoral Landscape: Analysis of Indian Democracy”. Dr. D Dhanuraj, CPPR […]
September 4, 2013

Ms Susan Zielinski, MD, SMART, Michigan University launches CPPR Urban Centre

Ms Susan Zielinski, MD, SMART, Michigan University launches CPPR Centre for Urban Studies  on September 2nd, 2013 in Kochi, Kerala. Through the focus study centre, CPPR offers to provide a strong solution base with a key emphasize on the mobility that influences […]
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 […]
August 1, 2013

Launch of CPPR Centre for Urban Studies

Ms Susan Zielinski,  will launch CPPR Focus Study Centre in the arena of Mobility and Urban Studies on August 26th, 2013. Ms Susan is the Managing Director of SMART of Michigan University. She is an active proponent of smart mobility for […]
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 20, 2013

D.Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR to speak at Post Budget Discussion on Kerala Budget 2013

D.Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR will be speaking at the Post Budget Discussion on Kerala Budget 2013. The Hon’ble Finance Minister, Shri K.M Mani and Former Finance Minister Shri Thomas Issac will be the key speakers of the Discussion which is […]
February 14, 2013

Water Transport facing slow death, Times of India, February 14

Times of India, February 14 Madhaymam, February 14