Not long ago, the Metropolitan Transport Corporation effected rationalisation of bus services across Chennai. Responses of bus commuters in many parts of the city seem to suggest the exercise has lead to reduction of services in critical areas, and in the months since the rationalisation, they have been missing the frequency of services on certain routes. They also point out that many services have been renumbered as part of the exercise, but they don’t have any problem with that. Initially, commuters at the East and West Mogappair and Anna Nagar West bus termini admitted that the renumbering left them confused, but they would want to talk at length about how reduction in the services is the real problem.Here are a few examplesOne, bus number 27H, operating between Avadi and Anna Square via Anna Nagar West bus terminus, has been renumbered as 40H, but it has not skipped any of the old stops. However, commuters say, that after the rationalisation, the number of trips between the … [Read more...] about Who moved my bus?
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Usually, Bus Day in Chennai ends up as another lost opportunity — if you know what we are talking about. Now that begs the question: How can ‘Bus Day’ be made to count for something? The following initiatives provide a glimmer of an answer.The Kochi experienceFor one year, every month, Kochi celebrated what it called Kochi Public Transport Day (KPTD). The initiaTIVE, which concluded in January 2019, was steered by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) along with various stakeholders, towards meaningful deliberations, which would cover spotting the gaps in the public transport system and recommending solutions. The day was observed with a new theme every month related to bus transport. Fare reduction and last-mile connectivity are among topics that have found great resonance with bus commuters.D. Dhanuraj, chairman, CPPR, says the campaign was first launched in 2011 as Bus Day. It ran for some months and was revived in January 2018. Dhanuraj says the Kochi … [Read more...] about Make the bus day count
PRAYAGRAJ Passengers travelling in three tier sleeper coaches of Prayagraj Express between Allahabad and New Delhi will soon be able to procure bed-sheets, blankets, pillows, snacks, etc for the duration of travel, as provided in AC coaches, only for Rs 59.If a trial of the service is successful and it is extended to other trains, you will even be able to book these articles through the IRCTC site. A team of six budding engineers of second and third semester of BTech programme at MNNIT have come out with this plan through their registered start-up company which has even been given an approval by the railway authorities of Allahabad division of North Central Railway (NCR). If successful, this service may even be extended to other trains.The facility can be availed by passengers on demand at the respective platform from which the train begins its journey, ie Allahabad or New Delhi, and can also be availed inside the coach while on the move, or through an … [Read more...] about AC comfort in 3-tier travel, courtesy students’ start-up
Video PlayerClose HONG KONG, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Thirty three people were injured on Saturday evening when a bus hit the concrete barrier on an expressway in Hong Kong's Kwun Tong District, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said. The accident occurred at around 6 p.m. local time when a double-decker bus hit the concrete barrier on the Kwun Tong Bypass, an elevated expressway in Kwun Tong District, Kowloon East. The front of the bus was distorted and its windshield was shattered. Fire services and paramedics arrived at the scene to rescue the injured. The HKSAR government's Information Services Department confirmed that the 33 people injured in the accident were sent to five hospitals for treatment. The accident caused traffic congestion on the expressway for a while. … [Read more...] about 33 people injured as bus hits concrete barrier in Hong Kong
The Telangana government on Saturday ruled out any further talks with the striking employees of the Road Transport Corporation (RTC), though the employees’ union offered to drop their main demand of merger of the corporation with the state government as a pre-condition for talks.Principal secretary (transport) and in-charge managing director of RTC Sunil Sharma submitted a counter-affidavit in the state high court stating that the situation in the corporation had reached an irreversible stage.On the announcement of the Joint Action Committee of the Telangana RTC unions that they would drop the demand for merger of RTC with the state government for now, Sharma said there was no guarantee that they would not raise the demand again in future.“They said they were setting aside the demand for merger only temporarily but not completely. In future, they may raise the issue again and the situation would come back to square one. So, there is no question of holding any talks with … [Read more...] about Telangana RTC employees drop merger demand; too late, says govt spurning talks