Centre for Urban Studies

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 […]
May 25, 2016

National Green Tribunal order to stall transport sector in Kerala; Deccan Chronicle, 25th May 2016

                        National Green Tribunal order to stall transport sector in Kerala KOCHI: The order of the National Green Tribunal’s special circuit bench in Kochi  banning  diesel vehicles older than […]
January 12, 2016

The Unsustainability of the Odd-Even Scheme

  Jayati Narain, managing associate Centre for Urban Studies-CPPR, writes on  why the odd-even car scheme in Delhi is unsustainable and short sighted. http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2016_01_01_archive.html
September 3, 2015

Majority of Commuters Express Dissatisfaction over Boat Service, Metro Manorama 1st September, 2015

  Metro Manorama 1st September 2015 In Ernakulam district, more than 13,000 people use ferry service. In the study conducted by CPPR around fifty-six per cent of the passengers expressed their dissatisfaction with the quality of the ferry service. Presently […]
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 […]
May 23, 2014

CPPR projects : For a Better Understanding of the State

For a Better Understanding of the State Certain issues in India require closer attention but have failed to generate enthusiasm to capture enough audience. There probably would be several reasons to this but if you put these issues at the […]