Blogs

22/05/2020 - 15:08

Covid-19 has affected our mobility in a drastic manner. While there is a considerable reduction in road crashes in the short term, there could be delay in implementing the increased penalties and also reduction in investment on road infrastructure in the long term. This is also the time to re-look at our national priorities that must include healthcare for all, transportation, and livelihood so that we are ready when the next calamity hits us.

31/03/2020 - 15:58

Is Chennai’s public transit beyond help? How hard is it to navigate? Sumana takes a bus, train, and metro to understand what ails the system and challenges you to take the 30 day Public Transit Challenge

20/11/2019 - 16:33

Should surge pricing by Uber and Ola be controlled? What about the reports of lack of passenger safety? Sumana explores the controversies swirling around cab aggregators and the attempts, in India and elsewhere, to regulate them.

10/06/2019 - 10:07

Following is a list of transport related agencies that are actively involved in Chennai’s mobility planning, financing, and decision-making:-

02/05/2019 - 14:25

Sumana brings us up to speed on the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill which has been hanging in limbo for a while now.

29/04/2019 - 11:02

Sumana takes a humourous look at the unique and zany space that is the Indian road.

18/03/2019 - 11:29

Are pedestrians and two-wheelers given enough space on these roads to navigate safely? Do the powers that be look at road infrastructure from the perspective of keeping everyone on the road safe? Sumana recaps what a road audit of 100 roads in Chennai found.

30/01/2019 - 14:16

Visiting a Regional Transport Office (RTO) after 2 decades, Sumana Narayanan concludes that the old adage, “the more things change, the more they remain the same”, is very apt.

11/12/2017 - 14:14

Road accidents claim lives and limbs by the thousands, across the country. While the mere numbers must tempt traffic policemen to arrive at an accident site, do a preliminary interview with eyewitnesses, apportion blame and dispose of the accident debris, there is more to a road accident investigation than the cursory nod it currently receives.

30/11/2017 - 14:22

Once your teenager turns 18, it is inevitable that s/he will want to get behind the wheel and go cruising around the streets of the city. However, her/his safety is at risk every time s/he takes the car out for a drive as according to recent data, more Indians have died in road accidents than in all the wars the country has fought.