Keeping in mind that Maharashtra is a highly urbanized State with 27 Municipal Corporations (the most in any State in India) and given the contribution by the cities to the State’s economy, the Urban Development Department of the Government of Maharashtra plays a vital role in recognizing these connections and taking steps to ensure that all cit

This booklet is a continuation of the video vignette series - 'The Invisible Cyclist' showcasing more of those cyclists in the city who cycle everyday, irrespective of the hostile conditions they face.

Parisar compared the performance of PMPML with bus service providers in five other Indian cities; BEST (Mumbai); MTC (Chennai); BMTC (Bangalore) and DTC (Delhi). In a previous study titled PMPML Report card, Parisar had quantified the performance of PMPML, which showed how PMPML scored low on all counts.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published a consultation paper on proposed fuel economy labelling and standards for the country, initially focusing on cars. The paper also invited feedback from the public, which was followed by a public consultation held in New Delhi.

Parisar recently published a commuter-centric performance report for Pune's city bus service, PMPML. The service was graded on the following aspects; RELIABILITY, COMFORT, CONVENIENCE and AFFORDABILITY. The score for each was based on various parameters and arrived at using data from PMPML, Parisar surveys and Commuter feedback survey.

Parisar analyzed the budgetary allocation on transportation sector in Pune’s 2011-12 budget. It emerges that more than 60% of the transport sector budget is allocated to projects which are motor vehicle friendly like building of new roads, flyovers, parking structures and re-tarring of roads.

Parisar has analyzed the budget of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for the year 2011-12 for the following: the budgetary trends over the last few years, the sectoral priorities of PMC,general accounting practices of PMC and the ease of understanding the budget by common citizens by a method developed by Centre for Budget and Governance Accounta

A report on the walkability survey undertaken to assess the pedestrian friendliness of the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India. The survey was conducted by Parisar on behalf of Clean Air Initiative (CAI) using a toolkit provided by CAI which was adapted from the Global Walkability Index toolkit developed for the World Bank.

This paper critically analyzes the decision making systems behind the proposed Pune metro rail system and its detailed project report, and exposes many weaknesses in both. The decision making system is seen to be ad?hoc, and not sufficiently transparent or participative. The detailed project report suffers from many serious methodological and analytical errors.

This report on the recent national level round-table on metro rail systems in Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai and Pune organised by Parisar presents the experiences by experts on metro rail systems in these cities and also their concerns & ways of moving forward.