Since the beginning of September, buses have started to ply the roads of Chennai. Many, no doubt, sighed in relief as public transport, especially buses, are a lifeline. Buses mean mobility, buses mean livelihood and therefore survival.
Sumana Narayanan, Senior Researcher - Consumer Protection
It's been 5 years since Chennai became the first Indian city to adopt a non motorised transport (NMT) Policy. Are pedestrians safer now? Is the infrastructure better for them and are motorists more considerate? CAG evaluated several locations across the city and spoke to road users to answer these questions.
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill is key to containing the 1.5 lakh road fatalities each year - but will it ever see the light of day?
In the previous issue of Public Newsense, we looked at Government of India’s attempt to strengthen road safety by amending the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. At that time, the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2017, had been passed by the Lok Sabha and was awaiting introduction to the Rajya Sabha.