As a signatory to the Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety, #India set itself the ambitious target of halving road traffic deaths by 2025. In spite of laudable efforts, the Government of India's 2022 data paints a dismal picture. Road traffic deaths are rising with pedestrians, cyclists, & two-wheeler riders being the most vulnerable groups. It is time that everyone - governments & citizens - reflect on what went wrong & resolve to do better as we go into 2024.
CAG’s study on Tamil Nadu’s fare free bus for women scheme found that women saved, on average, Rs 601 to Rs 800 per month. They used this money for their family -on household needs, education, and healthcare. Full report out soon! Follow us to learn more.
Pedestrian infrastructure plays a pivotal role in enabling mobility for everyone, especially individuals with disabilities. Almost every journey commences or concludes on foot, and if the initial or final steps of that journey are inaccessible, the entire trip becomes challenging or even impossible. On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December), let's look at the ways we can design our pedestrian infrastructure to be inclusive for all.
As per IQ Air report, 12 Indian cities were listed among the top 15 most polluted cities globally. This Air Pollution challenge remains a complex issue that requires sustained efforts & innovative solutions to protect public health & the environment.
A recent Nature Communications study of the populations of 19 bird & mammal species found that 70% of these populations are susceptible to extinction over the next few decades as the rate of their evolution significantly lags behind the rapid rate of #ClimateChange.
The Government of India has published road crash data for 2022 and the numbers are staggering - crashes have increased by 11.9% since 2021! These figures highlight the urgent need for road safety measures. Together, let's drive change and work towards safer roads!
Consumer Protection is one of CAG's core areas of work and as part of our efforts to educate and inform consumers on various consumer issues and related happenings, including our own activities, we publish "Consumer Update", a bi-monthly e-newsletter.
Get ready to discover the impact of Tamil Nadu's groundbreaking fare-free public transport scheme for women, launched on International Women’s Day 2021. This initiative marked a significant step towards gender-inclusive transportation. Uncover insights on its successes and criticisms, as this study charts the path for fostering a resilient public transport system, aiming to become the preferred mode of travel for the majority.
This Sustainable Transport Day (26.11.2023), embark on a journey towards greener choices by embracing sustainable transport modes. Opting for sustainable transport means engaging in increased physical activity, reducing the risk of road crashes, and breathing cleaner air. Make your daily commute a positive force for both you and the planet.