Centre for Urban Studies

September 24, 2020

Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation: What the Experts Say

Transportation is one of the major sectors, which has been severely affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey was conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) from June to July 2020, among experts from the […]
June 3, 2020

സൈക്കിൾ:പരിസ്ഥിതിക്കും മനുഷ്യനും

The first casualty of COVID-19 is the public transport sector. As social distancing norms are here to stay, private vehicles have come to rule the roads. Today as we celebrate the World Bicycle Day, Dr D Dhanuraj and Praseeda Mukundan […]
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. […]
May 18, 2020

Preference for private vehicles may put pressure on Kochi traffic

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the increase in usage of private vehicles once the lockdown is over. He says “Public transport will be rarely used after lockdown. Since […]
April 21, 2020

News report in Madhyamam on the condition of bus operator

After 27 days of lockdown, the bus operators have accumulated losses close to 65 crore. Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research- Kochi shares his thoughts in Madhyamam on the need to conduct a study on the number […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 24, 2018

Plan to have buses with fewer seating capacity

*The news story published on The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on Motor Vehicle department’s proposal to operate buses with fewer seats but more space for standee passengers.  Officials with the motor vehicles department (MVD) […]
January 25, 2018

Kochi Public Transport Day Inaugural

  Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), in association with the local self-government, various civil society organizations and the residents of Kochi, plans to conduct Kochi Public Transport Day; a year-long campaign to conduct studies to close the gaps in Kochi’s […]
January 9, 2018

Crime and Punishment: Registering Luxury Cars in Puducherry

    By Rahul V Kumar* Puducherry has been in the news as a haven for tax evasion in India. Lower road taxes compared to other states in the country have made this union territory an ideal destination among car […]
December 20, 2017

Public Transport Day Meeting

The first meeting in association with the Public Transport Day campaign was held on December 18, 2017 at the Government Guest House in Kochi. The objective of the meeting was to involve all the stakeholders in an open discussion and […]
July 31, 2017

CPPR proposes to develop public transport in IT hub; The New Indian Express, July 29, 2017

By Express News Service | 29th July 2017 KOCHI: Well, the lack of transport connectivity to Infopark at Kakkanad is ironical given the fact its rapidly growing workforce of 30,000 is a hugely privileged lot with cutting-edge technology and other […]
July 4, 2017

Workshop Report on “Connecting dots on Public Transport” at Infopark, Kochi

Infopark, the IT hub of Kochi, is a traffic conundrum. The area is outside the ambit of public transport and the companies and their clients are at a loss in managing parking spaces. ‘Connecting Dots on Public Transport’, a report […]
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 […]
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 […]

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