Public transport campaigns and public awareness
Citizens for Better Public Transport in Hyderabad: It is a group of concerned citizens in Hyderabad who are part of the ‘Citizens for Better Public Transport in Hyderabad’. They are 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.
Contact: C Ramachandraiah (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad
Publication: Maytas, Hyderabad Metro and the Politics of Real Estate, January 17, 2009, Economic & Political Weekly
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 focuses to address the emerging issues in the city. They organize advocacy activities and mobilize public opinion to seek transparency in decision making.
The action: Active role in influencing the action plan for traffic and transportation management in Hyderabad Metropolitan Area that was prepared in response to the directive of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2004. The organisation works on urban transport, noise pollution, auto Pollution, and industrial pollution. They organize public awareness campaigns.
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