Amit Bhatt is the director- integrated transport, WRI India
Articles by Amit Bhatt
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Its time to prioritise safety over speed. Only then we can make Gurugram a city where people walk by choice and not compulsion.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 01:15 PM IST
Why is it so dangerous to walk on the streets in Haryana, and especially in Gurugram? The reasons are threefold.
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 08:09 AM IST
As per the State of Global Air 2018 report, the country lost 11 lakh people due to air pollution. But, we have still not understood the severity of the issue.
Gurugram must study Delhi’s free public transport scheme for women to make transportation affordable for all
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2019 12:02 AM IST
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UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 07:51 AM IST
The CMP is a document that is prepared to anticipate and work on fulfilling the transportation needs of people and goods in cities and their surroundings.
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 06:31 AM IST
Annual report of 2017-18 reveals that Rapid Metro earned more from advertisement than passenger traffic. About 60% of revenue came from advertisements while traffic revenue was only 39%.
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 10:22 AM IST
What cities need is a total commitment to an area-wise parking plan with enforcement on parking along roads. Parking vehicles for free is not a right.
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 09:33 AM IST
Gurugram is the only city in Haryana to get electric buses under the Government of India’s second round of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (hybrid) and Electric Vehicles or FAME 2 scheme.
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 12:34 PM IST
Re-introducing traffic lights instead of U-turns will improve road safety, increase transit ridership and enhance non-motorised usage. All in all, it is perhaps the most sensible decision taken by the traffic police.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2019 12:05 PM IST
The natural drainage of the city must be taken into account while planning. Also, unnecessary concretising of the city’s elements, be it footpaths, drains, etc, should be stopped.
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Road safety remains a serious issue in the state and the city. The Haryana Vision Zero, which promises to reduce road accidents by 20% by 2020, is taking the right steps in that direction
Hindustan Times | By Amit Bhatt
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Raahgiri Day was created by a handful of Gurugram residents who came together to advocate the need to create streets for all road users, and not only for just for motorists.
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 07:47 AM IST
In Gurugram, the despair came on Monday morning as the traffic squad of a local developer with acres of property on either side of the junction removed the traffic circulation plan.
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 08:01 AM IST
Motor vehicles exhaust is one of the main reasons. As per UEInfo, it accounts for 30% of PM2.5 concentration in greater Delhi’s ‘airshed’. So, yes, EVs will address the issue of tailpipe emission.
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 07:49 AM IST
The most important issues are monitoring and control of the bus service. Several times, I have seen drivers drive the bus as if they are driving a Ferrari on a Formula 1 track . This is dangerous, not only for vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, but also for the health and safety of bus users.
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Amit Bhatt
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 05:28 PM IST
The state govt recently approved the ₹5,900-cr Metro project, involving construction of a 31-km Metro link. However, the question to ask would be — is it the right choice? Will it have the desired impact?
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Climate change is real and cities have a big role to play in surviving and addressing this crisis.
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 08:37 AM IST
The Metro expansion is unlikely to achieve desired results, if the authorities fail to take into account passenger demand and integration with other modes of public transport.
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 07:54 AM IST
The official rationale behind this move is safety of women. The hypothesis is that getting more women in public transport will improve their safety.
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:58 AM IST
The ministry of housing and urban affairs has already launched the ambitious Smart Cities Mission. It is also supporting the development of the Metro rail in a big way.
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 11:49 AM IST
Gurugam’s bus service - Gurugraman - can address the issue of optimal usage by addressing problems around frequency, route, timings by disseminating information to consumers or by opening up its data and using private sector.
Gurugram | By Amit Bhatt
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 09:18 AM IST
Our agencies have still not understood the impact of a good pedestrianisation project. Therefore, pedestrianisation of Ajmal Khan Road can bring these three key learnings to Gurugram and rest of the country.
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 09:00 AM IST
The BS-VI emission norm would come into force from April 1, 2020, across the country. The impact of transitioning to BS-VI will surely be positive for health and the environment. However, there is a much larger disruption that will happen due to this transition.
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 11:16 AM IST
Before spending public money on expensive civic projects, authorities should spend time, planning and examining all aspects of the projects.