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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019
Amit Bhatt

Amit Bhatt


Amit Bhatt is the director- integrated transport, WRI India

articles by Amit Bhatt (45 results)
Jul 10, 2019 02:37
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. read more
Jul 03, 2019 02:59
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... read more
Jun 26, 2019 03:05
The state govt recently approved the \u20B95,900-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? read more
Jun 19, 2019 01:06
Climate change is real and cities have a big role to play in surviving and addressing this crisis. read more
Jun 12, 2019 04:26
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. read more
Jun 05, 2019 04:35
The official rationale behind this move is safety of women. The hypothesis is that getting more women in public transport will improve their safety. read more
May 29, 2019 00:47
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. read more
May 22, 2019 11:48
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. read more
May 08, 2019 02:04
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. read more
May 01, 2019 03:34
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... read more
Apr 24, 2019 01:35
Before spending public money on expensive civic projects, authorities should spend time, planning and examining all aspects of the projects. read more
Apr 17, 2019 04:30
The ministry of urban development (MoUD), now known as the ministry of housing & urban affairs (MoHUA), approved around \u20B95,000 crore for the bus-funding scheme in 2009. As per the scheme, MoUD jointly funded procurement of around 15,000 buses for public... read more
Apr 10, 2019 04:50
The air pollution conversation in India usually develops around the start of winter. This coincides with two episodic events, i.e., Diwali and crop burning. The conversation ends around the new year, which again coincides with the change in weather. read more
Apr 03, 2019 04:40
Reviewing the process by which urban population is counted, allocating more seats in Lok Sabha and strengthening local governments are steps that need to be undertaken to make our cities engines of growth. read more
Mar 27, 2019 04:26
Urbanization is not new to mankind. In fact, it is believed that the process of urbanisation started in the ancient Mesopotamia in the Uruk Period and around 3,000 BCE. However, thanks to technology, the pace has changed only in the last few decades. read more