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Pedal pathways

[hindu] THE SUNDAY STORY Absence of safe cycle tracks and lack of pavement networks have pushed people to motorised transport Across the world, in the wake of the fuel crisis and environmental challenges, cities are increasingly paying attention to bicycling and walking — non-motorised modes of transport (NMT). As studies show,

‘forcible acquisition’ for Naxal problem : Ramesh

[hindu] Coming down heavily on PSUs for displacing tribals, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday blamed their actions for growth of Naxalism in many areas and cautioned that the era of “forcible acquisition” was now over. The Union Rural Development Minister said if the new Land Acquisition Act is implemented

Ready for peak oil?

[hindu] THE SUNDAY STORY As cities expand and markets keep fuel prices high, Indians are demanding better public transport. The States must deliver, but they are only inching ahead. In the chorus of angry voices against the horrific gang rape of a paramedic student on a moving bus in the national

London lessons

[hindu] THE SUNDAY STORY Improved mass transport in terms of capacity, safety, comfort and reliability should be a key priority What would it take to convince city dwellers to use their cars and other personal motor vehicles less, at a time that the government is talking of austerity measures for automotive