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Where do you get your information about public transport in Chennai?

Mon, 19/06/2023 - 11:16

This article quotes a study by CAG on the need for integrated communication on public transit that is accurate and easily accessible. Have you ever turned up at a bus stop only to find that the stop has been moved several hundred metres down the road? And only immediate neighbours of the bus stop are privy to this information, having found this out by chance themselves? 

Smart Urban Roads side-lines public transport and NMT

Fri, 09/06/2023 - 10:20

The Smart Urban Roads project under the Chennai City Partnership Programme does not align with crucial mobility targets.It prioritises motorised transport, and for the most part, sidelines walking, cycling and public transit. Sumana, CAG, comments that if done right, this is an excellent opportunity for the city to meet the livelihood and mobility needs of its people.

ரத்த அழுத்தம் நம் உடலின் ‘Silent Killer’

Sat, 13/05/2023 - 09:39

Hypertension is a growing and serious health condition in India. According to India Hypertension Control Initiative, India has an estimated 20 crore adults with hypertension, of whom approximately only 2 crores have it under control. An article by CAG on the occasion of World Hypertension day 2023, stressing the importance of regular blood pressure checks and compliance with medication.

Global Plastics Treaty Is The GPT You Should Look Out For

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 09:29

Plastic is more than just an environmental problem. With developing nations bearing the brunt of the plastic crisis, it is also a socioeconomic, and geopolitical one. Madhuvanthi, CAG, explains what we can expect from nations as details of the Global Plastics Treaty are being thrashed out by CSOs, petrochem lobbies and governments themselves.

Chennai’s shift to sustainable mobility possible only if new users recruited: Study

Sat, 07/01/2023 - 11:07

An article that explains why we first need to fix the information gap if we want to recruit more public transport commuters. CAG's study found that a majority of commuters reported accessing public transport information by word of mouth, since the other modes of information (apps, websites etc) were mostly unreliable.