Urban Transport

  • Non-linear ropeway prototype debuts in Kolkata September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Commuters in Kolkata may soon travel on a non-linear ropeway - that has the potential to swing its way through the city's skyline dotted with high-rises - the makers, who tout it is the world's first of its kind, said after launching a prototype. The private firm which has developed...
  • The challenge of achieving sustainable mobility January 28, 2013

    Providing adequate and quality mobility options to the urban population is one of the key challenges that our cities face today. The trends that we are witnessing in terms of explosive motorisation are leading to major threats to environment, health and social well-being. The problems related to urban transport are...
  • Mumbai gets USD 430 mn to improve its train system June 30, 2010

    Washington: The World Bank has approved $ 430 million to finance further improvement of Mumbai's suburban railway system, considered the lifeline of the mega-city with a population of nearly 15 million. The Bank's Board on Tuesday also approved $ 350 million to finance the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project which aims...