THE government is considering imposing a special fee on vehicles entering the central business districts of metropolitan cities as part of steps to cut carbon emissions and reduce traffic congestion.

Congestion pricing is not a new concept, but over the years it has proved to be a successful model in cities like Singapore and London. Here

Economic incentives are

A range of financial options to choose from City buses need to be affordable as well as comfortable and efficient. It is well known that bus operations would cost anywhere between Rs 20 per km and Rs 50 per km, depending on the cost of the bus and its operating cost (particularly fuel efficiency and staff). Who will pay this cost? In Delhi, for instance, a two-km trip costs Rs 3, and

Due to regulations and compliance issues for urban centers

The city of Chennai has to make herculean tasks to overcome the transportation problems created in the city because of the spatial and economic growth experienced in the city during the last decade. The transport sector needs careful and planned expansion if it is not to cause a strain on the city infrastructure. The transport facilities in the city are provided by rail, bus and MRTS systems.

If there are many left turns on a road, then a bus lane on the extreme left will hamper other traffic turning left or turning into traffic. It also means that every time the bus has to stop for

On April 21, a small stretch of road in a congested corner of south Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, turned into an epicentre of chaos, confusion and downright indignation.

A Down To Earth report on the unsustainable growth of personal vehicles. This situation could have been averted had public transport not been neglected.

For Londoners used to paying an