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Hyderabad

Hyderabad Metropolitan Area spreads over 1905 sq.km. The city has 7 million people. Additional one million people enter the city every day. The central core of the city -- only168 sq.km, holds 60 percent of the people and 70 percent of the jobs. Though the city’s air pollution shows arrested trend this Southern city is poised for vehicle explosion. Share of car trips is increasing steadily, taking away space from walkers and public transport users. Congestion has slowed down peak hour traffic. The city needs rapid mobility transition. .

Promotes Walking

The Graduates Welfare Association Fazilka

Policy action

Fazilka has implemented “Carfree City” concept in the main market area and installed traffic calming devices around the area. Also, Ecocabs cater to the transportation need of the residents.

Fazilka

Policy action

Guwahati has taken lead in introducing JnNURM buses in the north east and the bus system is experiencing growth in ridership. The current master plan is based on integrated transport-land use planning and aims to improve mobility. This plan is based on traffic and transportation studies

 

Air Pollution control:

Promotes Non motorized transport

 

Centre for Rural Development

Centre for Rural Development (CRD) is an NGO working in the developmental sector especially to empower rural people, urban poor and marginalized population.

Guwhati

Guwahati is the largest city in the North-East Region of India, with a population of 8,18,809 (2001 census). Guwahati is a major commercial, educational and cultural centre. The city is experiencing rapid expansion and changes in urban morphology and major corridor roads suffer from insufficient right of way. Guwahati has taken the lead in introducing low floor city buses in the north-east but requires further modernization and integration with city planning and management initiatives.

Policy action

Agartala plans to be a CNG run city by 2013 and is also promoting battery operated vehicles. First generation reforms to improve fuel quality and enforce EURO norms have been successfully implemented.

 

Action on vehicles

Agartala

Campaigns on road safety

Arrive Safe

Arrive safe is a registered society working to improve road safety in Chandigarh and other Indian cities. It is working with various government bodies to find cost effective solutions to reduce traffic accidents and prevent loss of life.

 

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