November 3, 2021

CPPR TOWNHALL on India’s road to E-Mobility: Obstacles and Opportunities

Topic: India’s road to E-Mobility: Obstacles and Opportunities With the FAME 1 and FAME 2 initiatives, the Government of India has made it a mission to facilitate electrification of vehicles on Indian roads. Various state governments have contributed ambitious plans to […]
September 27, 2021

CPPR 18th Quarterly Lecture on Opportunities and challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi Date & Time: September 22, 2021, at 06:00 PM CPPR 18th Quarterly Lecture: Opportunities and Challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem About the Event The Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi, initiated […]
August 2, 2021

വെള്ളിടിയാകാൻ കേന്ദ്ര നയം, കേരളത്തിന് ‘ശത്രു’; സ്വകാര്യ ബസുകൾ ഇനി ഓടില്ലേ?

കൊച്ചി∙ ഇന്ധനവില കോവിഡ് കാലത്തിനു മുൻപുള്ളതിന്റെ ഇരട്ടിയാവാൻ അധികകാലം വേണ്ടിവരുമെന്നു തോന്നുന്നില്ല. ലോക്ഡൗൺ ഇല്ലായിരുന്നെങ്കിൽ ബസ് ചാർജ് വർധന ആവശ്യപ്പെട്ടു നാലോ അഞ്ചോ പണിമുടക്കുകൾ ഉണ്ടാവേണ്ട സമയവും കഴിഞ്ഞു. കോവിഡ് മഹാമാരി അടങ്ങി, അടുത്ത വർഷത്തിലെങ്കിലും ജനജീവിതം സാധാരണ നിലയിലേക്കെത്തുമെന്നു പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കാം. ബസ് ഒാടിത്തുടങ്ങിയാൽ ബസ് ചാർജ് വർധനയുണ്ടാവും. അത് അത്ര കുറവൊന്നുമായിരിക്കണമെന്നുമില്ല. വരുമാനമില്ലാതെ വിഷമിക്കുന്ന […]
July 29, 2021

Bus route rationalisation report to be ready by March next year

The long-pending proposal to rationalise bus routes in the Greater Kochi area has got a shot in the arm, with Kochi Metropolitan Transport Authority (KMTA) taking a decision to ready a project report in this regard by March 2022. The […]
July 1, 2021

Building airstrips in all Kerala districts to be cheaper than semi-high speed rail project

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For a state like Kerala which is blessed with rich biodiversity, the semi high-speed rail project will bring an inconceivable disaster to the ecosystem. The state, which is one of the most land starved in the country for development […]
June 11, 2021

Pandemic tales: Struggle is real, survival is tough

The fundamental issue for auto-taxi drivers is that the government has not declared them as a feeder service despite providing first and last-mile connectivity to the public transport system, said D Dhanuraj, chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research. KOCHI: Dileep […]
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 […]
March 16, 2017

Why Metro projects are on slow track: A look at 5 cities; INFRACIRCLE, March 14, 2017

Bhanvi Arora | March 14, 2017 | INFRACIRCLE The urban development ministry is working on easier financing and faster implementation of Metro projects. The move comes after finance minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Budget speech that a new Metro policy will […]
July 17, 2015

Organisational Restructuring of Railway- A Possible Panacea (PART II)

By Roshni Rajiv* Role of Private Players Restructuring of the Indian Railway (IR) is a protracted process comprising of a series of actions. One of the desired actions put forth by the Committee is to introduce  private sector participation to operate […]
July 17, 2015

Organisational Restructuring of Railway- A Possible Panacea (PART I)

By Roshni Rajiv* Organisational restructuring of the Indian Railway has become the most indispensable policy proposed over the past years. Despite repeated efforts by various railway reform committees, this reform is yet to be implemented. Due to its archaic organisational structure, […]
February 5, 2015

Indian Railway Re-Organization

Indian Railway Today, Indian Railways is the third largest railway network in the world. It transports 23 million passengers every day and 2.65 million tonnes of freight traffic. The vision of Indian Railway is to provide safe, efficient, affordable, customer […]