NAVI MUMBAI: As many as 100 pedestrians died in the city due to accidents between January and September 2015.

The SMYR Consortium LLP, that collects toll for Delhi Municipal Corporation at 125 entry points to the city, on Tuesday sought an early hearing of its plea seeking to be spared responsibility of ta

Hong Kong has earned a reputation as an international city with high living standards. However, it continues to be affected by high air pollution levels, congestion, and an overall lack of space.

CSE’s exposure monitoring indicates dramatic drop of 60 per cent in PM2.5 levels compared to levels observed the previous day. This is supported by official ambient air quality monitoring that shows 45 per cent drop in overall PM2.5 levels across the city due to low traffic on the national holiday of Dusshera.

The Global status report on road safety 2015, reflecting information from 180 countries, indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths has plateaued at 1.25 million per year, with the highest road traffic fatality rates in low-income countries.

In an effort to ensure lesser vehicle congestion and more space for pedestrians, the Public Works Department (PWD) has decided to redesign 10 stretches in the capital.

An overhaul of the public transport system along with the development of a multi-city network to reduce congestion, and significant improvements in pedestrian infrastructure, use of Non-Motorised Transport and Intelligent Transport System, management of parking spaces and road safety have been recommended in the Draft Comprehensive Mobility Plan

As Delhi grapples with congested roads and the increasing volume of traffic, its PWD minister has an interesting take on the problem.

While much has been talked about encouraging public transport and making Delhi roads pedestrian and cycle-friendly, nothing concrete has been done about it till date.

Fatal traffic accidents involving elderly pedestrians and cyclists occur most frequently between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., a National Police Agency study has found.