In May 2021, the Tamil Nadu government launched a scheme that made public city and town buses (with certain caveats) free for women. While the rides are completely free (with no restrictions on the number of trips per day or month), the scheme is applicable only on ‘white board’ buses. The white board buses are what are known as Ordinary Bus Routes and represent the most inexpensive category of service that halts at all bus stops on a given route.
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If #Chennai is to make a shift towards greater #publictransport use, ensuring useful & timely information is available in various modes (online & offline - signages, announcements, etc) & in various languages is crucial. Updating information regularly is also important! How do you access public transport information?
7.4% of total road deaths in India occur near educational institutions. This can be effectively reduced by safe road designs prioritising students who walk and cycle to schools. Calling on TN government to design safer roads for children.
A 2020 The Lancet study found that 62% of deaths attributed to #ClimateChange were from cardiovascular disease. Hence there is a close link between climate change and cardiac health which is further substantiated by a paper published in European Society of Cardiology #ActOnClimate #HeartHealthMatters
The TN government free bus scheme for women on all whiteboard buses left some women confused. Which buses were free? Sometimes, it's challenging to spot a whiteboard bus from afar. Recently all free buses for #women have been painted #pink to help set them apart. A great move!
#Chennai #OneCityForAll #MTC
Every year our road crash statistics reinforce that 2-wheeler riders are more vulnerable to road fatalities & grievous injuries. It is critical to act immediately & enforce compliance with wearing #helmets among drivers & pillion riders.
Road fatality rates among the elderly are twice that of the young. We need to acknowledge that the elderly also have the right to use roads safely & without fear. This #InternationalDayOfOlderPersons let us call for safer road environments that will serve the mobility needs of our senior citizens.
#RoadSafety #RoadAccidents #StreetsforTheElderly #StreetsForAll #SeniorCitizens
CAG in collaboration with Consumer Rights Movement, Salem conducted a regional media workshop in Salem on 25.09.2022. The workshop had over 30 media personnel participating, who discussed the need to implement MVAA 2019, strengthen road safety enforcement, and the role of media in road crash investigations.
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