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Earlier this year, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation put out a bid for 300 electric buses – for the fourth time in the last two years. Delhi, however, managed to finalize bids in just three attempts.
As we observe the World Environment Day on June 5, the last year has been a grim reminder of the need for action towards ‘Ecosystem Restoration’, the theme for 2021. The pandemic is most certainly an unprecedented crisis, but another global emergency that necessitates urgent action with each passing year is that of climate change.
Four underlying trends will shape the future of urbanisation in India. One, India will continue urbanising rapidly for the next few decades. From 62 million in 1951, its urban population went up to 377 million in 2011.
Amit Bhatt and Jagriti Arora in Traffic InfraTech, Turn to Page 51
Rejeet Mathews in NIUA’s E-Gov magazine (scroll down to page 34)