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Concern over poor air quality and traffic congestion in South Asian cities including Dhaka; action must gather momentum

  • New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, and Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust organise a workshop in Dhaka on Air Quality and Sustainable Transportation Challenge in South Asian Cities

Workshop on Air Quality and Sustainable Transportation Challenge in South Asian Cities in Dhaka

A joint initiative of Centre for Science and Environment, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority and Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust, Dhaka

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Waiting for the Bus Paying for Mobility in Our Cities

1. Why buses?
Buses will play a crucial role in the mobility transition in the big and medium rung cities. Cities need well managed, well organised modern buses that deliver efficient public transport services at affordable rates.
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Round Table conference on Funding Strategies for Bus Transport held on December 18, 2012 in Delhi

Buses provide the bulk of public transport services in many Indian cities. Its share in daily travel in bigger cities can be as high as 40-60 per cent. Cities are looking at bus transport reforms to reduce auto mobile dependence, congestion, and pollution. Cities like Delhi are setting such high targets as 80 per cent public transport share by 2020, but such a goal can be met only if bus transport is scaled up.

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