URBAN TRANSPORT

  • Urban transport and climate change January 19, 2015

    Climate change is one of the biggest challenges to sustainable development. It is pertinent that policies emphasise on measures that are conducive to mitigating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and to facilitating adaptation to changes that are likely to take place. Transport sector is a key contributor to global GHG emissions....
  • Nonlinear ropeway prototype debuts in Kolkata September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Commuters in Kolkata may soon travel on a nonlinear ropeway that has the potential to swing its way through the city's skyline dotted with highrises 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 wellbeing. 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 megacity 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...