Statement of the Minister of Environment and Forests in response to Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 273 for 10 February 2014, asked by Shri Shri Sajjan Singh Verma regarding Removal of concrete surrounding trees in the country, including Delhi.

Delhi Has Only Half Its Requirement Of 11,000 Buses, Number Of Private Vehicles Rising

New Delhi:More than 46 lakh people use public transport, specifically buses, every day in Delhi. To meet this demand, there are 5,216 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses and another 1,000 under the cluster bus scheme, but the numbers are woefully short for the city and just halfway to the transport department’s estimated requirement of 11,000 buses in 2010.

Government has decided to shift the depot to another place to restore the flood plain of the Yamuna

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that it did not have spare land for allocation to the State Government for relocation of the sprawling Millennium Bus Depot in the Yamuna bed along the Nizamuddin bridge.

Kejri Removes Depot To Save River And Preserve Important Source Of Water

New Delhi: In a move that has been welcomed by environmental activists, the Millennium Bus Depot, constructed as a temporary structure on the Yamuna river bank during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, will be shifted out.

नई दिल्ली। प्रदूषण जांच केंद्र (पीसीसी) से पास गाड़ी भी राजधानी की आबोहवा खराब कर रही हैं। इसकी वजह मानकों को दरकिनार करके प्रदूषण जांच केंद्रों से प्रमाण पत्र बांटे जा रहे हैं। बड़ी दिक्कत बॉर्डर

New Delhi : A Parliamentary Standing Committee report on Transport, Tourism and Culture has cited the December 16 gangrape incident to highlight shortcomings in the National Capital Region (NCR)’s

The North Municipal Corporation is ready to implement its reformed parking policy and as part of that, the civic agency will begin using handheld devices in the 64 parking sites under its jurisdiction.

The corporation, however, maintained that it will take some time to get these handheld devices connected to the central server, that will enable it to keep track of every car entering the parking site and for how long it is parked. "Initially, the plan was to connect these devices to a central server so that we have parking records for a month, based on which we can float fresh tenders without losing money to contractors, but that will take time.

Buses Are Entering Car Lanes And Going Over Dividers Near Bus Stops As Chaos Prevails On Delhi Govt’s Showcase Corridor

New Delhi: Just four months after the Delhi government made a passionate appeal to Delhi High Court to restrict the central lane on the Ambedkar Nagar-Moolchand bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor to buses and emergency vehicles, it’s back to chaos. Cars, autorickshaws and even mini-trucks are using the lane, defying the law with impunity. Those stuck in the car lanes are left to wonder what the BRT is all about when buses can’t have a free run because the law cannot be enforced. How can the government simply abandon the stretch after arguing for it vehemently in court.

Since cities have little money to cover operational costs of running buses, they do not invest in new buses or modern infra

Liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother – both died recently in a fratricide – had another business that is not widely known. They had acquired the concession to run public transport buses in Delhi — three clusters with a combined fleet of 600-odd vehicles. Even before they died, this private foray into public buses was turning sour. Given that public-private partnerships (PPPs) have become the country’s favourite pastime, it is important to ask if we really understand how to create and sustain essential public infrastructure for the relatively poor and the middle class. In other words, how do we work with private enterprise for facilities in which costs will have to be kept affordable — often through public subsidy or innovative fiscal management?

The ministry of urban transport is giving a major push to improve ridership in bus transport services across all major Indian cities by 2020.

Delhi and Pune are targeting a ridership of 80 per cent, while Kolkata and Bangaluru are targeting 90 per cent each. Unfortunately, poor management and operational inefficiencies are resulting in a plummeting of public transport usage. A RITES survey has highlighted that by 2030, 52 per cent of the Indian public across cities will have switched over to cars and two-wheelers. Already, bus ridership in Delhi has come down from 60 per cent in 2000 to 40 per cent in 2008.