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Sholay, a blockbuster 45 years on.(HT Photo)

Essay: Viewing Sholay as a road movie on its 45th anniversary

Hindustan Times | By Shoma A Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Looking afresh at one of mainstream Hindi cinema’s iconic films as it approaches a milestone anniversary on August 15
UT adviser Manoj Parida advocates a weekend curfew in Chandigarh as implementing rules is easier when government offices and markets are closed.
UT adviser Manoj Parida advocates a weekend curfew in Chandigarh as implementing rules is easier when government offices and markets are closed.

Weekend curfew may not break virus chain, but will send a message

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 01:49 AM IST
Administration to take the advice of medical experts and decide on Chandigarh going it alone in imposing the curfew. Final decision to be taken at Wednesday’s war room meeting, but one-day lockdown not possible
Bounce has currently deployed over 1500 vehicles in Bangalore and Hyderabad and will be introducing more scooters batch wise.(Business Wire India)
Bounce has currently deployed over 1500 vehicles in Bangalore and Hyderabad and will be introducing more scooters batch wise.(Business Wire India)

Bounce resumes dockless scooter sharing service in Bengaluru and Hyderabad

UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 11:54 AM IST
It has introduced safe and affordable scooters under long term rental and Bounce AtmaNirbhar plan.
The announcement came as the holy month of Ramadan began in the world’s largest Muslim majority country, and the government has already banned citizens’ traditional annual exodus from the cities to the provinces during the holiday period.(Unsplash)
The announcement came as the holy month of Ramadan began in the world’s largest Muslim majority country, and the government has already banned citizens’ traditional annual exodus from the cities to the provinces during the holiday period.(Unsplash)

Indonesia to ban air, sea travel till end-May

Jakarta | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Indonesia will temporarily ban domestic and international air and sea travel, with some exceptions, starting this week to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus, the transport ministry said in a statement on Friday.

More challans issued in Chandigarh this year, but slump after MV Act

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 12:27 AM IST
As per records, the number of challans issued till August this year, before the amended Motor Vehicle (MV) Act was enforced, was 2.04 lakh while in the same period last year, 1.50 lakh challans were issued. In the months following the implementation of the amended MV act, a steep dip in challans were issued.
Speeding was one of the main reasons behind road mishaps in city.(HT PHOTO)
Speeding was one of the main reasons behind road mishaps in city.(HT PHOTO)

40% accidents in Chandigarh last year involved four-wheelers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 01:28 AM IST
Of the 98 accidents that occurred in the city in 2018, four-wheelers were involved in 40
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has shared a draft version of its Mobility Management Plan (MMP) for public feedback on its official website. (Representative Image)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has shared a draft version of its Mobility Management Plan (MMP) for public feedback on its official website. (Representative Image)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

GMDA releases draft mobility plan for public feedback

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 06:54 AM IST
Moreover, only about 20% of the city’s roads have streetlights, with encroachments and unauthorized parking reducing the carrying capacity of roads—about 32% of which are two-lane carriageways—making them prone to traffic congestion.
You can put out your complaints about the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on social media, and get timely updates about bus services, as the operator is now on Twitter.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
You can put out your complaints about the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on social media, and get timely updates about bus services, as the operator is now on Twitter.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

BEST creates two twitter handles to take plaints

Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 04:19 AM IST
Currently, a team of BEST officials, supervised by an officer from the secretary department, is managing these two handles. However, the BEST will soon hire an agency to handle it.
Anik bus depot at Wadala,Mumbai,is likely to be a part of the proposed Integrated Transport Hub .(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Anik bus depot at Wadala,Mumbai,is likely to be a part of the proposed Integrated Transport Hub .(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

At Wadala,Mumbai: Anik depot likely to be part of Integrated Transport Hub

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 10:50 AM IST
The plan is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)’s aim to develop Wadala into a residential, commercial and transport hub.
Auto drivers have threatened to strike from Tuesday across the state(HT Photo)
Auto drivers have threatened to strike from Tuesday across the state(HT Photo)

Will Mumbai, rest of Maharashtra face autorickshaw strike from Tuesday?

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:13 PM IST
Unions want state to fulfil demands today; government says it hasn’t been approached, no meet planned
In her Budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government has moved the Goods and Services (GST) Tax council to lower the rate on electric vehicles from 12% to 5%.(HT Photo)
In her Budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government has moved the Goods and Services (GST) Tax council to lower the rate on electric vehicles from 12% to 5%.(HT Photo)

To promote green energy, govt offers tax benefits on e-vehicle sales

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 12:24 AM IST
The consumers will also have to pay more for diesel and petrol. The special additional excise duty and road and infrastructure cess will be increased by one rupee a litre each.
Following the announcement, both BJP and Congress have slammed AAP’s proposal, saying it is a political gimmick and a publicity stunt.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Following the announcement, both BJP and Congress have slammed AAP’s proposal, saying it is a political gimmick and a publicity stunt.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Sheila Dikshit says AAP’s free public transport scheme for their own benefit, view it politically

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 04:15 PM IST
Sheila Dikshit said it is being done for their own benefit, not anybody else’s and should be seen politically.
The actual share of women travellers among all users of such services could be higher as women have a much lower share among workers than in the total population.(HT Photo)
The actual share of women travellers among all users of such services could be higher as women have a much lower share among workers than in the total population.(HT Photo)

More women may use Metro, but difficult to calculate fiscal burden

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 06:26 AM IST
Since neither Delhi Metro, nor DTC or cluster buses have an accurate gender break-up of passengers, the fiscal cost of such a policy is difficult to ascertain.
The Haryana government’s announcement of the Metro expansion in the city has drawn mixed responses from citizens and experts.(Photo by Parveen Kumar / Hindustan Times)
The Haryana government’s announcement of the Metro expansion in the city has drawn mixed responses from citizens and experts.(Photo by Parveen Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Experts cautious and citizens upbeat over Metro expansion

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:56 AM IST
Experts, on the other hand, cautioned that without adequate integration with the city’s bus service and proper road planning, the upcoming corridor can the risk of underperformance in the same manner as the Rapid Metro.
People in Gurugram crowd into public transport after Metro service operations on the Yellow Line were hit between Sultanpur station and Chattarpur Metro station, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)
People in Gurugram crowd into public transport after Metro service operations on the Yellow Line were hit between Sultanpur station and Chattarpur Metro station, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Making real time transit data public best bet to boost Gurugram’s bus service

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.
Imran Raza, secretary to the Road Transport Authority, said, “We are implementing the apex court’s mandate in a long-term manner by not renewing licences for auto-rickshaws that are more than 10 years old.”(HT Photo)
Imran Raza, secretary to the Road Transport Authority, said, “We are implementing the apex court’s mandate in a long-term manner by not renewing licences for auto-rickshaws that are more than 10 years old.”(HT Photo)

Banned diesel autos chosen form of public transport in city, finds survey

Hindustan times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 03:57 AM IST
CNG auto-rickshaws, on the other hand, cost more as they cannot accommodate as many passengers in a single trip as diesel auto-rickshaws.
A key concern that has been voiced by many is the declining women’s workforce participation in India in the past decade. While it has always been low at around 35 %, it has fallen to 25% since 2004.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A key concern that has been voiced by many is the declining women’s workforce participation in India in the past decade. While it has always been low at around 35 %, it has fallen to 25% since 2004.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Women in workforce a key metric of gender equality

Gurugram | By Kalpana Viswanath
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 01:31 AM IST
The study also states that the GDP of the country can be increased by $770 billion by 2025 if gender equality is advanced and the number of women in the workforce is increased.
Earlier, the National Transport Policy suggested setting up of a Unified Transport Authority for Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Earlier, the National Transport Policy suggested setting up of a Unified Transport Authority for Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

OPINION | Diversify expertise, streamline command to ensure mobility

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shivani Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 02:50 PM IST
Multiple agencies — the municipalities, the Delhi government and the ministries of the Union government — control and manage roads, pedestrian facilities, different modes of transport, traffic management, street lights, parking and numerous regulatory functions.
A view of the first Made-in-India engine-less train - named Train 18 at Safdarjung station, during its trial run in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
A view of the first Made-in-India engine-less train - named Train 18 at Safdarjung station, during its trial run in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Beside being fast, comfortable, Train 18 to also be fire-proof

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 07:23 PM IST
Train 18 is currently undergoing trials under the supervision of Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow. It has successfully completed a trial upto a speed of 180 kmph recently.
Passengers travel by the Magenta line metro after the Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West stretch became open to public on Tuesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Passengers travel by the Magenta line metro after the Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West stretch became open to public on Tuesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Delhi Metro is second most unaffordable transport network in the world, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 08:09 PM IST
With at least 30% of Delhi Metro users falling within Rs 20,000 monthly income group, a big chunk of their income is spent on travelling by the metro.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant (pictured) said a robust transportation sector was the backbone for the development of any economy, especially for a densely populated developing country like India.(PTI/File Photo)
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant (pictured) said a robust transportation sector was the backbone for the development of any economy, especially for a densely populated developing country like India.(PTI/File Photo)

One-nation-one-card policy for public transport soon: NITI Aayog

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 09:29 PM IST
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said the focus of India’s mobility strategy was on sustainable modes of public transport, transport-oriented planning and digitisation.
Commuters wade through a waterlogged street in Sector 44, on Tuesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Commuters wade through a waterlogged street in Sector 44, on Tuesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Water enters homes, commuters struggle to find last-mile transport

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 11:59 AM IST
Sector 28 resident Col Ranvir Singh said, “I sent messages to the flood centre and the district administration but got no response.”
The app would also be beneficial for tourists as it will eliminate the need for an agent to plan a trip.(Photo used for representational purpose)
The app would also be beneficial for tourists as it will eliminate the need for an agent to plan a trip.(Photo used for representational purpose)

State govt plans one-stop mobile app for travel across Maharashtra

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 12:07 PM IST
An MoU to the effect was signed between the state and US-based Ford Motor Company; later, the same app will allow people to buy tickets for different modes of transport.
Is cycling is good for you?(Shutterstock)
Is cycling is good for you?(Shutterstock)

Walking and cycling to work can save your life, here’s how

Hindustan Times | By Meenakshi Iyer
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 03:56 PM IST
Physical activity, including less vigorous forms such as walking and cycling, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, but despite this well-known benefit, levels of activity are still low in many countries.
The cyclists are vulnerable and so making roads safer for them is a must.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)
The cyclists are vulnerable and so making roads safer for them is a must.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)

Safety in slow lane for Pune cyclists

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari and Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 02:40 PM IST
The increasing number of accidents are causing cyclists to rethink using this eco-friendly mode of transport.
Girls on their to school Patlipada in Thane.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Girls on their to school Patlipada in Thane.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Distance learning? For these students near Mumbai, school is a one-hour walk away

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 10:11 AM IST
With kuchha road and no modes of transport, students from 16 tribal hamlets in Thane are forced to take the long walk to reach school
The ridership has also been down.(HT PHOTO)
The ridership has also been down.(HT PHOTO)

In reverse gear: Fleet of Mumbai public buses reduces, but number of pvt vehicles increases

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 12:45 AM IST
BEST had its highest number of buses at 4,700, including 280 air-conditioned ones, in 2010 compared to 3,337 in 2018 — a fall of 1,363 or 29%
LMC officials said the bicycle scheme is aimed at moving towards a cleaner, greener and healthier tomorrow and strengthen the local transport system.(Pankaj Jaiswal/HT Photo)
LMC officials said the bicycle scheme is aimed at moving towards a cleaner, greener and healthier tomorrow and strengthen the local transport system.(Pankaj Jaiswal/HT Photo)

Go smart, pedal for a greener and fitter tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2018 02:54 PM IST
Bicycles on rent: LMC and district administration to set up cycling docks across Lucknow to provide ‘smart cycles’ at Re 1 for 30 mins.
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