KOCHI: The construction of flyovers will not help reduce the traffic congestion in the city. Instead, the administration should improve the public transport system and encourage the people to use it, said Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota in Germany.

Speakers at a discussion on Sunday urged the authorities concerned to find out solutions to traffic congestion in the Dhaka city and suggested reducing the number of motorised vehicles.

Transport in Indian cities headed the wrong way: ministry After a gap of 14 years, the Union Ministry of Urban Development commissioned a study on the state of transport in Indian cities. The data showed Indian cities sinking deeper into a spiral of congestion and air pollution

Accessibility to public transport Congestion Walkability City bus supply Safety Para transit Slow moving vehicles On-street parking interference

Automobility enervates, because more cars mean more congestion, less mobility IN NOVEMBER 2004, the journal Nature published a research paper tracing how endurance running was linked to the evolution of our species. Two scientists had analyzed hominid fossils, and found endurance running unique to humans among primates as well as most quadruped mammals. They compared hominid fossils with

Enlarge View With a proper public transport system in place, by 2031 fuel consumption in India will reduce by a fourth in bigger cities. This will result in emissions reduction by up to 40 per cent. But going by past, current and projected trends for future, the advantages seem out of reach. Between 1994 and 2007, the composition of traffic has changed

After years of building roads and flyovers, Delhi government has decided to change tack to address congestion on its roads

Public transport systems in cities in India are largely bus-based and operated by public agencies. The performance of these organisations on the financial front has been rather wanting. Several reasons

ISO-14001 was developed by the Geneva International Standards Organisation as a model for business and for other organisations to use in managing their effort to comply with environmental requirements and for protection of human health and environment.

Launched in 1998, the Golden Quadrilateral is part of a $30-billion plus National Highways Development Project-the most ambitious building spree here since Britain created the railway system in the 1800s. Much as the U.S. Interstate Highway System mobilized American society, India hopes the Golden Quadrilateral will push the country's economic engine into overdrive.

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