Is urban public transport subsidised more than its private counterpart? Through a case study of urban transport in Pune, this article demonstrates that car and two-wheeler users receive larger subsidies than bus users when all costs imposed by transport modes are considered.

This paper by Prayas Energy Group exposes the hidden subsidies enjoyed by users of cars and two wheelers, thus marginalizing the needier sections. It uses a case study of urban transport in Pune to show that a bus user is much less subsidized than a car or a two-wheeler user.

Global carmakers and others who fight a feverish technology battle to push hydrogen as affordable and clean fuel in their vehicles may soon have an Indian research team to thank. Scientists led by K. Vijayamohanan Pillai at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) in Pune have tweaked a material that is at the heart of a hydrogen-based fuel cell in such a way that the electrochemical device is capable of delivering more power for the same set-up.

Pune, July 22 Image Building: 240 of them to be built on BoT basis by Oct
Ahead of the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG), the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to install public toilets at 82 locations to prevent open defecation in areas where these amenities are missing. Officials said that the move is aimed at projecting a "good image' of the city among participants and visitors during the international sporting event.

Pune, July 21 Realising the imperative responsibility of safeguarding the nature, the defence personnel of Aundh military camp launched Mission Go Green India on June 19. Apart from defence perssonel, the initiative also got support from students, PCMC officials, personnel from NGO Pune Tree Watch Group, Art of Living as well as corporate companies like Saama Technologies and Eaton and general public of the locality.

Pune, July 17 Even if it rains in next few days, present 20% water supply cuts to stay

Pune, July 16 Even as the civic body has been struggling to keep infrastructure work going and has been demanding more funds for Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) projects, it now transpires that PMC is sitting on a nest egg of Rs 765.5 crore that it has salted away in the form of fixed deposits in various banks.

Pune July 14 The Pune Municipal Corporation called it a dream project. And the Rs 19,000 crore comprehensive mobility plan (CMP), meant to be the one-stop solution to all traffic problems that plague the city, may justify the label, say traffic experts who have been keeping track of the city traffic issues for long. Transport expert Sujit Patwardhan said while the plan has a vision, the fear of many of the components remaining merely a vision was the clause that has been added that in the interim, flyovers would be constructed.

Maharashtra to introduce biometric cards, computerize PDS the Maharashtra government has decided to introduce biometric ration cards across the state to check corruption in the public distribution system (pds). Biometric cards will first be introduced in Mumbai and Pune in a year. The government will soon sign a contract with Mumbai-based Spanco Telesystems for issuing over 22 million

Pune July 06 Nation's pilot project: Union urban development secy points to funding limitations under JNNURM, expresses satisfaction over Pune pace Even as the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) today sought Rs 480 crore from the central government for improvement of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) routes, uncertainty looms over raising of funds to cover the additional costs of the System. Around Rs 600 crore are required as the project estimation has increased from Rs 807 crore to Rs 1,400 crore