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Plug in your earphones please: K'taka HC bans loud music on public buses

  • The high court said that if any passenger travelling on a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus refuses to comply with the order, the driver or the bus conductor “can deboard” him or her.
Buses parked at the KSRTC bus station.
Buses parked at the KSRTC bus station.
Published on Nov 12, 2021 04:06 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Readers’ take: What’s the harm in being driven by creativity?

Nothing gives the human heart more pleasure than a colourful piece of art, but while a section of HT Chandigarh readers says creativity can find expression just about anywhere from walls of buildings to vehicles, others feel nothing should be done to distract drivers and risk accidents
The car that sparked a debate: Advocate Ranjit Malhotra with his Ambassador.(Hindustan Times)
The car that sparked a debate: Advocate Ranjit Malhotra with his Ambassador.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 10:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

In post Covid-19 world, cities to have pedestrian-friendly markets, more cyclists: Centre

The ministry of housing and urban affairs has recommended holistic planning for pedestrian-friendly market spaces in various cities and municipal areas in the country in consultation with stake holders.
The selection of city market spaces for the plan has to be completed by June 30, 2020 according to the advisory reviewed by Hindustan Times.(SANJEEV VERMA/HT PHOTO.)
The selection of city market spaces for the plan has to be completed by June 30, 2020 according to the advisory reviewed by Hindustan Times.(SANJEEV VERMA/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 08:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Covid-19: Car-free streets, cycle paths new London reality

One of the worst affected areas in the UK, London presents an unreal picture, with usually buzzing streets and areas stilled into silence by the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday announced plans to transform parts of central London(VIA REUTERS)
London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday announced plans to transform parts of central London(VIA REUTERS)
Published on May 15, 2020 06:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Covid-19 lockdown: Public transport may resume soon, says Nitin Gadkari

A ban on regular air, rail travel and interstate transport remained as the Centre extended the lockdown until May 17 last week. Taxi and cab aggregators were allowed to operate with two passengers even as inter and intra-district buses remain prohibited in orange zones.
Nitin Gadkari said a standard operating procedure will have to be drafted for operating public transport with social distancing norms.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint File Photo)
Nitin Gadkari said a standard operating procedure will have to be drafted for operating public transport with social distancing norms.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint File Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2020 05:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Public transport may open soon with some guidelines, says Nitin Gadkari

Opening of transport and highways will go a long way in instilling confidence among the public, said the minister, adding that public transport may open soon with some guidelines.
The minister was addressing the members of Bus and Car Operators Confederation of India through video conferencing. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The minister was addressing the members of Bus and Car Operators Confederation of India through video conferencing. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 06, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Study highlights threat of spread in public transport

The finding, submitted to American nonprofit research agency National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), underscores the threat of infection in public transport where people are prone to being in close proximity and touching several surfaces through which an infection could spread.
People sharing space in a confined setting – such as a bus or a metro train – over a particular period of time during when they will be exposed to the virus.
People sharing space in a confined setting – such as a bus or a metro train – over a particular period of time during when they will be exposed to the virus.
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 03:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBinayak Dasgupta

Luxembourg becomes first country to provide free public transport

Some cities have already taken similar partial measures but the transport ministry said it was the first time such a decision would cover an entire country.
The measure is part of a plan intended to reduce congestion.(Bloomberg image)
The measure is part of a plan intended to reduce congestion.(Bloomberg image)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 06:43 AM IST
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Luxembourg | ByAgence France-Presse

GMDA releases draft mobility plan for public feedback

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 06:54 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByPrayag Arora-Desai, Gurugram

Freedom through the dark clouds this Independence Day

Depending on which side of the political divide one stands, the last ten days have been cause for grand celebration at the “integration” of Jammu & Kashmir or immense distress at the purpose and manner of it all.
The rituals unroll on expected lines. Yet, this Independence Day throws up questions: What to celebrate as freedom and how to celebrate it.(Representational photo)
The rituals unroll on expected lines. Yet, this Independence Day throws up questions: What to celebrate as freedom and how to celebrate it.(Representational photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 12:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySmruti Koppikar

Better public transport will help improve air quality in Mumbai: BMC

These buses will be rolled out in the next three months. The first 100 buses within a month. Pardeshi, however, accepted that a lot more needed to be done to address dust pollution in the city.
Expanding the city’s public transport system and discouraging private vehicles is the civic body’s solution to improve air quality in Mumbai.(HT File)
Expanding the city’s public transport system and discouraging private vehicles is the civic body’s solution to improve air quality in Mumbai.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 01:56 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

We need to discuss women’s safety in public transport

It is an issue of concern that women’s work participation in the country is going down. Three out of four women are not in the workforce today and the gender pay gap is 34%.
The recently held general elections saw 62 women get elected, which still represents 14% of the total number of candidates. India ranks quite low on women’s representation in the Parliament; over 50 countries have more than 30% elected women representatives.(HT Photo)
The recently held general elections saw 62 women get elected, which still represents 14% of the total number of candidates. India ranks quite low on women’s representation in the Parliament; over 50 countries have more than 30% elected women representatives.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 08:02 AM IST
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ByKalpana Viswanath

Working class women back CM plan, will reverse fare hike woes

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s announcement to make travel in Delhi Metro and in public buses free for women on Monday faced flak from several women passengers, but those from the working class backgrounds hailed it.
Anumita Roy Chowdhury, executive director (research and advocacy) at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that subsidy is a good way to discourage commuters from using private vehicles.(HT Photo)
Anumita Roy Chowdhury, executive director (research and advocacy) at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that subsidy is a good way to discourage commuters from using private vehicles.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 06:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Humour: The BEST way to barter biscuits for kheema parathas

Negotiating Mumbai via public transport is often a rewarding experience
Most Mumbaikars spent a significant part of their lives weaving in and out of traffic in diesel-powered lifesavers(Shutterstock)
Most Mumbaikars spent a significant part of their lives weaving in and out of traffic in diesel-powered lifesavers(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 10:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRehana Munir

Luxembourg to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses

Need another reason to plan a vacation in Luxembourg? The tiny European country is set to become the first country to make all public transport free.
Luxembourg: Ready to visit one of the smallest countries in Europe and in the world? (Instagram)
Luxembourg: Ready to visit one of the smallest countries in Europe and in the world? (Instagram)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 12:06 PM IST
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Luxembourg | ByAgence France-Presse

Monorail in Chandigarh not financially viable, will spoil city’s character, say experts

Monorail consists of a single track, typically elevated, with trains operating on it. According to the proposal, the project will connect Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali.
(HT File)
(HT File)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 10:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHillary Victor, Chandigarh

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

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 09:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Kerala floods: Army, Navy, Air Force join rescue efforts as death toll crosses 80

Seven people were killed in a massive landslide in Palakkad this morning, taking the death toll in Kerala’s worst natural to 87
A man being airlifted by Indian Air Force personnel from a flooded district in Kerala.(ANI video grab)
A man being airlifted by Indian Air Force personnel from a flooded district in Kerala.(ANI video grab)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 02:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRamesh Babu
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