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Saudi Arabia to partially lift international flight restrictions from Tuesday(Twitter/Aviaforaviators)

Saudi Arabia partially lifts flight restrictions, allows ’exceptional categories’ to enter and exit the kingdom

Riyadh | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:36 AM IST
After a travel curb of six months courtesy the COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia will partially ease the suspension on international flights from Tuesday while all restrictions on air, land and sea transport for Saudi citizens are expected to end ‘after January 1’ next year
Students appear for JEE 2020 exhamination at TCS Gitanjali, Kolkata, West Bengal on Tuesday, September 01, 2020. (HT Photo)
Students appear for JEE 2020 exhamination at TCS Gitanjali, Kolkata, West Bengal on Tuesday, September 01, 2020. (HT Photo)

JEE Main 2020: Examinees brave rain and lack of transport to take tests in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur and Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 08:34 PM IST
JEE Main 2020: In all 37,973 students are appearing for JEE (Mains) for which 15 centres have been set up in the state.
The relaxation for public transport came on the day Odisha reported 67 new cases with the virus spreading to 29 of the 30 districts. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
The relaxation for public transport came on the day Odisha reported 67 new cases with the virus spreading to 29 of the 30 districts. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Odisha relaxes norms for public transport even as Covid-19 cases surge

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Intra-state and city buses can ply with passengers not more than their seating capacity while inter-state buses can ply as per the agreement with neighbouring states.
These new policies by cab aggregators have been rolled out globally, and will be enhanced and revised as needed to ensure a safer experience for all, Uber officials said.(HT PHOTO.)
These new policies by cab aggregators have been rolled out globally, and will be enhanced and revised as needed to ensure a safer experience for all, Uber officials said.(HT PHOTO.)

Cab aggregator Uber makes masks mandatory for riders, drivers; updates policies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Before they go online on the platform, driver-partners will be asked to confirm - via a new Go Online Checklist - that they’ve taken certain safety measures and are wearing a face mask. They will also have to upload a selfie wearing a face mask, and Uber’s new technology will verify the identity of the driver.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the officials to arrange buses for the migrant labourers from Odisha walking through the state till their state borders, apart from providing them food.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the officials to arrange buses for the migrant labourers from Odisha walking through the state till their state borders, apart from providing them food.(PTI)

Jagan Reddy orders free food, transport for migrants returning home

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:46 PM IST
The chief minister, who reviewed the plight of migrant labourers at an official meeting on Sunday, directed that no migrant labourers should be seen walking their way to their native places.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video conference with chief ministers on Monday.(ANI)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video conference with chief ministers on Monday.(ANI)

KCR opposes passenger trains, Jagan bats for restoring public transport

Hindustan Times, Hyderbad | By Srinivas Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao fears that resuming passenger train services would lead to a spike in Covid-19 cases across the country.
Even as many states have extended the three-week lockdown till April-end in an attempt to keep the pandemic under control, there is growing realisation that a controlled resumption of the industry is vital to sustaining livelihoods.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
Even as many states have extended the three-week lockdown till April-end in an attempt to keep the pandemic under control, there is growing realisation that a controlled resumption of the industry is vital to sustaining livelihoods.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)

Labour woes, logistics gaps key hurdles to reboot plan

Livemint, Mumbai | By Swaraj Singh Dhanjal
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2020 06:16 AM IST
In a video-conference with state chief ministers on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the idea of a lock-in, with industrial, agricultural and construction workers housed in their own work zones.
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Covid-19: With no transport, patients discharged from Chandigarh hospitals stranded

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 01:01 AM IST
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Put an end to transport, mining mafia in state: Warring to govt

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Points the finger at chief secretary, says he unnecessarily puts objections to the files related to development works
The RTC employees, who had been on strike since October 5, had fought a bitter legal battle in the high court, even as chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao refused to consider any of their demands including merger of RTC with the government, revision of their pay scales and recruitment of new staff.(ANI PHOTO.)
The RTC employees, who had been on strike since October 5, had fought a bitter legal battle in the high court, even as chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao refused to consider any of their demands including merger of RTC with the government, revision of their pay scales and recruitment of new staff.(ANI PHOTO.)

Telangana HC nod for privatization of RTC; employees feel let down

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 09:37 PM IST
The high court bench said it could not interfere in the decision of the state cabinet, as the government had powers to privatize public transport under Section 102 of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988.
Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced the privatisation of 50% of the state’s bus services and asked striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to return to work by midnight of November 5.(PTI)
Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced the privatisation of 50% of the state’s bus services and asked striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to return to work by midnight of November 5.(PTI)

KCR says will privatise 50% buses, gives striking employees 3-day deadline

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinavasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:03 PM IST
At least 48,000 employees and workers unions of TSRTC had begun an indefinite strike from October 5 across Telangana, demanding RTC’s merger with the government and recruitment to various posts, among others.
Metro provided them a certain sense of ease and security, which private cabs and auto-rickshaws did not, particularly during later hours at night.(HT image)
Metro provided them a certain sense of ease and security, which private cabs and auto-rickshaws did not, particularly during later hours at night.(HT image)

Women feel safer on Rapid Metro than any other transport

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 02:53 AM IST
While most male commuters I interacted with used words like ‘comfortable’ and ‘convenient’ to describe their experience of travelling on the Rapid Metro, women tended to use the word ‘safe’ instead.
The odd-even car rationing scheme was implemented in Delhi first between January 1 and 15, 2016 and then from April 15-30.(HT PHOTO.)
The odd-even car rationing scheme was implemented in Delhi first between January 1 and 15, 2016 and then from April 15-30.(HT PHOTO.)

Success of odd-even rule will depend on availability of public transport: Experts | Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 06:47 PM IST
The odd-even vehicle restriction scheme introduced in Delhi for the first time in January 2016 could reduce pollution levels by just around 2 – 3%, a study done by a team of scientists from IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IITM-Pune, CSIR and the TERI, had concluded. Only three pockets in the city – Najafgarh, Shalimar Bagh and Greater Kailash – registered around 8 – 10% in pollution levels.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced return of Odd-Even vehicle scheme during a press meet on Friday(HT Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced return of Odd-Even vehicle scheme during a press meet on Friday(HT Photo)

Odd-Even back in Delhi this November, here’s how public transport is preparing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 08:15 AM IST
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), is awaiting addition of 4000 new buses and has only received the first lot of 25 new buses so far and the rest are to be added in batches till 2020. It is only a minor addition to its existing fleet of 5454 buses.
To facilitate the move, 200,000 electric charging stations will be set up across the state by 2024 and a million electric vehicles, including 1,000 buses, will be on the road by then.(HT image)
To facilitate the move, 200,000 electric charging stations will be set up across the state by 2024 and a million electric vehicles, including 1,000 buses, will be on the road by then.(HT image)

By 2030, 70% of Prayagraj public transport to be electricity-driven

PRAYAGRAJ | By Kenneth John
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 07:06 AM IST
The shift in focus on electric vehicles in state will not only cut down on air pollution drastically but also reduce dependency on fossil fuels.
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)

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

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 01:56 AM IST
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.
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)

We need to discuss women’s safety in public transport

By Kalpana Viswanath
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 08:02 AM IST
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%.
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)

Gender-geography equation can change with free transport

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 12:15 AM IST
Such plans evolve and are course-corrected as they are implemented. There is no perfect plan, ever. It’s facile to dismiss Kejriwal as a populist and the plan as a poll gimmick. But a city must begin somewhere
Delhi Metro was catering close to a daily 27 lakh passenger rides per day before the fares were hiked in May 2017. Currently, the Metro usage is around 23 lakh daily trips per day.(HT Photo)
Delhi Metro was catering close to a daily 27 lakh passenger rides per day before the fares were hiked in May 2017. Currently, the Metro usage is around 23 lakh daily trips per day.(HT Photo)

Plan to make public transport free in Delhi needs proper deliberation

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.
Experts said the government should focus on making public transport more reliable and punctual.(HT Photo)
Experts said the government should focus on making public transport more reliable and punctual.(HT Photo)

Instead of freebies, improve city’s public transport: Experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 06:04 AM IST
Subhash Chand, head of traffic engineering and safety division, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), said the step will be good only in a limited way as it would make women feel safe to some extent, but not comfortable.
The election is finally over, and the Modi government swept the polls with an unprecedented vote count.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The election is finally over, and the Modi government swept the polls with an unprecedented vote count.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Newly elected government must focus on transport to fuel growth

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.
About 5,600 Metro commuters were stranded between Qutub Minar and Sultanpur after the overhead electrification wire broke down, halting operations for over four hours on Tuesday.(HTPhoto)
About 5,600 Metro commuters were stranded between Qutub Minar and Sultanpur after the overhead electrification wire broke down, halting operations for over four hours on Tuesday.(HTPhoto)

When lack of public transport really hurt

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 02:43 AM IST
Deepak Kumar, who was stranded outside Qutub Minar station for over an hour, said, “I saw DMRC’s tweet that there’s a feeder bus service, but nobody knew where they were; even DMRC officials were unsure.”
Among the various issues highlighted by new sector residents, security, lack of public transport, streetlights, shifting of Kherki Daula toll were among the main grievances.(HT Photo)
Among the various issues highlighted by new sector residents, security, lack of public transport, streetlights, shifting of Kherki Daula toll were among the main grievances.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: New sector residents vote for better public transport, safe city

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 08:10 AM IST
At polling booths in sectors such as 69 and 72, located along the Southern Peripheral Road, there were large queues of people early in the day. In Sector 78, there was a large number of voters around noon as well.
82% respondents said the private sector should play a greater role in infrastructure development in the transport sector.(Representational photo)
82% respondents said the private sector should play a greater role in infrastructure development in the transport sector.(Representational photo)

75% Mumbaiites not happy with public transport, shows survey

Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 10:10 PM IST
Over 1,088 people were surveyed by the international infrastructure consultant AECOM in Mumbai. This is the first time the survey has included an Indian city.
UK offers cash to use public transport(PTI)
UK offers cash to use public transport(PTI)

Cutting congestion: UK offers cash to use public transport

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:04 PM IST
Transport officials in the Midlands have initiated a novel project in Coventry to incentivise people to leave their vehicles at home and use public transport by using ‘credits’ through a new app on travelling in the region.
Vice chairman of Bundelkhand Development Board Raja Bundela wants rapid industrialisation in the region so that jobs may be generated to stop youths from moving out .
Vice chairman of Bundelkhand Development Board Raja Bundela wants rapid industrialisation in the region so that jobs may be generated to stop youths from moving out .

‘Airport, dry port, better transport among priorities’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2019 01:45 PM IST
As part of its election manifesto, the Yogi government has constituted Bundelkhand Development Board and has appointed a chairman, two vice chairmen and 10 members to ensure overall development of seven districts of the region, triggering hopes that the parched lands of Bundelkhand region may see coordinated development activity by the Board in tandem with industry lobby bodies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the various development projects, in Jamnagar on Monday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the various development projects, in Jamnagar on Monday.(ANI)

Pan-India mobility card that can be used for transport across country launched

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 11:16 PM IST
Card will function on ‘One Nation One Card’ model and can be used to make payments across public transport.
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a news conference at Parliament House in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a news conference at Parliament House in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)

Budget: NDA govt spells out 10 commandments for 2030

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 02:09 PM IST
The NDA government spelt out its long-term vision on 10 key dimensions, “Vision for the Next Decade”.
The city has been dug up for the metro rail project. Seen in the picture is the ongoing construction work for the Pune Metro (Vanaz to Ramwadi corridor) on Paud road.(HT/PHOTO)
The city has been dug up for the metro rail project. Seen in the picture is the ongoing construction work for the Pune Metro (Vanaz to Ramwadi corridor) on Paud road.(HT/PHOTO)

Your space: Need to strengthen other means of transport

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 03:15 PM IST
While the metro work is progressing at a good rate, do you think the government and the Pune Municipal Corporation should ensure speedy implementation of other mass transport and infrastructure projects? Here’s what our readers have to say
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