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Advocacy on urban transport and pollution

Forum for a Better Hyderabad

Forum For A Better Hyderabad was formed under the banner of ‘Hyderabad Bachao’ (Save Hyderabad), when some of the non-government organizations and citizens, concerned about environmental and developmental issues in and around Hyderabad city, came together on June 24, 2000 and focuses to address the emerging issues in the city.

Protect the rights of walkers

Right to Walk Foundation
Right to Walk Foundation has placed pedestrian infrastructure and safety and social equity on the policy agenda of the state. It has focused advocacy on pedestrian safety, improvement of sidewalks pedestrian crossings, removal of encroachments from public sidewalks and maintenance of sidewalks in Hyderabad and Secundrabad.

Action:

Campaigns on Public transport

Citizens for Better Public Transport in Hyderabad
It is a group of concerned citizens in Hyderabad fighting against the city’s planned elevated Metro rail project and have suggested alternatives such as bus rapid transit system that are a more cost effective strategy to save capital cost per km and passenger fares. They are also looking at pedestrian access and multi-modal integration.

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.

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