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India vows to cut intensity of carbon emissions as part of UN climate deal

India’s long-awaited pledge for a global climate pact shows how the world’s No. 3 carbon polluter is making significant efforts to rein in the growth of emissions linked to its fast-surging demands for energy, analysts said Friday. 469 more words


Should citizens who use BEST be rewarded or punished?

A note by Mumbai Transport Forum questioning the BEST’s fare hikes of 1st Feb and 1st April, 2015

  1. A citizen travelling by BEST is doing a great service to the city by helping avoid congestion and reducing air pollution.
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Pedder road flyover

Mumbai is to get another flyover; a much debated one – Pedder Road flyover.

-By Vijayshree Pednekar

Mumbai Transport Forum, Observer Research Foundation

Pedder road flyover is to be built by Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) in a faith of reducing congestion and smoothening the link to our historic business district. 1,011 more words

Modi has realised that India needs to be a regional power before it can be a global one

One of the many pet projects of those inclined more to the right has been turning the dream of “Akhand Bharat“, or Undivided India, into a reality. 743 more words


Modernisation of buses

What does it takes to modernise our city buses?

– By  Vijayshree Pednekar

Mumbai Transport Forum, Observer Research Foundation

Traffic has become the most favorite topic of discussion in India especially in Mumbai due to the city’s linear geography and the unimaginable travel distances. 1,559 more words

What good is a world-class Trauma Care Centre if you cannot reach it on time?

– By Shaheeda Kirtane 

Hundreds of lives are lost each year on the accident-prone Mumbai-Goa Highway (NH17), as well as the Mumbai-Pune Highway which is part of the NH4. 1,002 more words

Can public transport be the answer to our cities’ congestion woes?

– By Adithi Muralidhar and Vijayshree Pednekar

A couple of weeks ago, we attended a talk on “Promoting non-motorized transport” by Gil Penalosa, who is the Executive Director of  1,050 more words