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e-Bus goals call for an urban-transport reset

Any change in the mode of urban transport in India is a huge task and needs a clear plan. A multi-pronged strategy is needed for the transformation.

Centre aims to place 50,000 electric buses on the roads by 2027.
Published on Apr 15, 2024 12:13 AM IST

Electric buses will fuel India’s climate action

India is well positioned to lead by example in affecting change in the global decarbonisation pursuit.

For buses, under Centre’s FAME-II scheme, the Chandigarh administration provides a subsidy of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000 per kWh for electric buses, capped at 40% of the vehicle cost or <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>55 lakh, whichever is lower. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2024 10:17 PM IST

Ways to manage air pollution in Delhi

A slew of localised and seasonal solutions based on good data about sources of emissions could help address the problem

Air pollution came back to haunt Ludhiana residents amid Diwali festivities as the Air Quality Index (AQI) hit the “very poor” mark after crossing 300. (HT File)
Published on Oct 30, 2023 12:37 PM IST

Navigating the rapid pace of urbanisation in India

While some pioneering and far-sighted programmes have been launched to improve urban areas, the pace of urbanisation is so rapid that merely fixing existing towns may not work.

From 2001 to 2011, the number of cities with a population of over one million went up from 35 to 53, and the share of the urban population in them from 37% to 42.6%. (HT Archives/Representative Image)
Published on Aug 21, 2022 08:49 PM IST

Integrating India’s transport systems to build a robust multimodal network

India's transportation policy is fragmented. For a climate-smart transport plan, policymaking and planning should be unified, while operations are managed by different agencies

Transport systems are critical for society. They facilitate access to jobs, health care and education. (File Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2022 03:05 PM IST

A four-point action plan to improve Delhi’s air

A sustainable plan to reduce emissions from the transport sector requires a comprehensive and multi-year effort

Gurugram: Vehicles ply on roads, amid hazy weather conditions, in Gurugram, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The concentration of major air pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 are high in the five immediate neighbours of Delhi including Gurugram, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). (PTI Photo)(PTI31-10-2020_000070A)(PTI)
Published on Dec 17, 2020 02:02 PM IST
ByOP Agarwal

For clean air, reform how we travel | Analysis

Delhi needs a multi-pronged approach to its transport sector. Odd-even alone won’t work

Encouraging public transport and EVs, and improving last-mile metro connectivity will help(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 04, 2019 05:57 AM IST
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