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Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate

Three people suffocated to death and nearly 10 were injured when a fire broke out in a building in Shahdara recently. Short circuit in an e-rickshaw, which was being charged along with a dozen more, allegedly instigated the fire which then spread...

Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate

The recent abduction of a Snapdeal employee while she was returning home by a "shared autorickshaw" and many such similar incidents of harassment or abduction of women on roads and in various modes of public transport raise serious questions...

Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate

Those who believe, research and practice in sustainable mobility have been advocating for Transport Demand Management (TDM) for a long time. The concept of TDM revolves around maximizing efficiency of urban transport systems by encouraging use of...

Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently called for lifestyle changes to realise the goal of environment-friendly development and made a specific reference to cycling - Make Sunday, Cycle Day.

There is no disagreement that 'cycle days' can...

Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate

While several of us find the ban on e-rickshaws by the Delhi High Court fully justified and the others have reasons to criticise it, it is time to look beyond just the regulation issue associated with e-rickshaws. Though late in the day, there is...

Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate

Over the past few decades, the world has started looking at technologies that can reduce dependence on oil. Almost 95 per cent of the transport sector's end-use energy needs globally are oil driven and diversification of fuel technologies has...

Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate

It's as much a social as an infrastructure issue.

News reports such as the recent killing of three members of a family in South-east Delhi over a parking dispute, or the harassment of women in public transport or on the road, raise a very...

Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate

Urban India is witnessing a rising number of cars and two-wheelers on its roads. Cars and two-wheelers, which enjoy a huge 85% share in the total vehicular fleet, have seen an unforeseen rate of growth in recent years; their number swell by 80...

Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate

Not many would disagree that tackling urban transport in large cities has emerged as a key challenge for our city planners and local governments. This has primarily happened because we never paid enough attention to urban transport planning and...

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